Every three years, CNPS holds California’s largest native plant–focused conference. Our aim is to bring together the native plant community and the diverse disciplines and voices that define it. The theme for 2022 is Rooting Together: Restoring Connections to Plants, Place, & People. How do we restore our connections to plants, place, and people? We invite you to be part of the conversation and the effort to celebrate, protect, and restore California’s plants—and everything connected to them.
We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the three-day conference in San Jose on October 20-22, plus pre-conference workshops and field trips on October 18-19. If you register by August 15, you’ll get early bird pricing and your pick of workshops and field trips. People who are interested in attending but face economic barriers, underrepresentation, and/or historic marginalization are eligible for financial support. Learn more here.
The days will be filled with sessions and talks on Conservation, Plant Science, Horticulture, and Education, not to mention good times like the native plant tattoo contest, music jam, and more. Ain’t no party like a native plant party!
Conference highlights Include:
- Over 800 attendees
- Inspiring keynote speakers
- Two days of workshops and field trips
- Over 300 presenters across four tracks: Conservation, Plant science, Horticulture, and Education
- Associated meeting opportunities
- Special student session
- Art, poetry, music, and photography
- Networking events
Interested in volunteering for the conference? We’re looking for volunteers to help in a number of capacities before and during the event. If you are interested, please contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the CNPS conference website to find out more.
— August 2022