24 themed sessions will provide a forum for researchers and thought leaders to present new conservation science and share ideas. These sessions will have at least five 20-minute oral presentations each, and will take place concurrently during the conference on February 1-3.

Scientific and student posters will be on display throughout the conference, with an additional poster session during the opening reception on Thursday evening.

One of the most popular sessions at the 2015 Conservation Conference in San Jose, back in 2018 is Lightning Talks! Presenters will give rapid five-minute talks intended to spark exciting discussion among conference attendees.

Conference Session Topics

The complete schedule of sessions for the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference will be available fall 2017. Oral session topics will include:

  • A Quality Environment for All: Justice & Inclusiveness in Native Plant Conservation
  • Biogeography & Conservation of Lichens & Bryophytes
  • California’s Changing Climate: Translocation, Transplantation, Assisted Migration
  • Citizen Science
  • Current Research (Student Session)
  • Emerging Tools in Conservation Science
  • Fire and Native Plants
  • Grasslands & Prairies
  • Horticulture as Part of Conservation
  • Invasive Plants
  • Lightning Talks
  • Managing Lands for Native Plant Conservation
  • Marketing for Motivation: Imagery, Storytelling, & Talking Points
  • Oaks & Oaks-Rangelands
  • Pathogens and Pests
  • Plant & Wildlife Relationships
  • Plant Science
  • Plants & Pollinators
  • Rare Natural Communities
  • Rare Plants
  • Restoration
  • Threats & Opportunities for Coastal Conservation
  • Urban Landscape Conservation
  • Vegetation Classification, Mapping, & Monitoring

*Session topics are subject to change based on abstract submissions.

Call for Abstracts: Open Through July 10, 2017

Present your own research, project, or idea in an oral or poster session! Visit the Abstracts page for details.