Tuesday, January 30 & Wednesday, January 31

Learn a new skill: take a pre-conference workshop! Pre-conference workshops will include a range of training opportunities for different audiences, including professional and amateur botanists, biologists, ecologists, conservationists, landscaping professionals, nursery managers, CNPS members, and native plant lovers of all kinds. All workshops will be held onsite at the LAX Marriott; registration discounts will be available for CNPS members and those attending the conference.

Pre-conference workshops will be announced in early summer 2017!

In the meantime, check out CNPS’s statewide workshops happening now »

Call for Workshops – now through April 16!

Are you interested in teaching a workshop at the conference? We are looking for expert instructors to lead engaging trainings at the LAX Marriott!

Download the Call for Workshops

Workshops may cover a broad range of topics relating to native plants and conservation, including: conservation training, gardening/landscaping with native plants, citizen science, environmental laws and regulations, plant taxonomy, vegetation ecology, restoration, ethnobotany, drawing from nature, and plant/animal relationships.

All conference workshops will take place indoors at the LAX Marriott. If you have a workshop you would like to lead which requires a field component, contact Becky Reilly ( to see if your workshop would be a good fit for CNPS’s Plant Science Training Program, which provides workshops (primarily with emphasis on field-based skills and training) throughout California each year (see for more information).

Download the full Call for Workshops for complete details and workshop proposal requirements.