Botany 2005 - General Meeting Information

Learning From Plants
Austin, Texas
August 13 - 17, 2005
General Meeting Information


Conference Overview

The annual Botany Conference brings together a broad spectrum of researchers, professors, educators and motivated students, all focused on what’s new and vibrant in the diverse field of plant biology. Botany 2005 promises to be the most successful in the series. This is the annual conference of four leading professional societies, including the Botanical Society of America, the American Bryological and Lichenological Society, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and the American Fern Society.

An anticipated 600 participants will present an anticipated over 500 scientific contributions including 7 symposia, papers, posters, and special lectures. A full slate of field trips and scientific workshops and social events will round out the program.

Botany 2005 is being held at the Austin Hilton, a new hotel that has a enough meeting space for our entire program. An Exhibit Hall will be located in a plush ballroom, and will be the center of social activities including conference-wide breaks and poster session for the meeting.

Saturday, August 13, will feature the 4th Educational and Outreach Forum. This successful component of the Botany conference is designed to draw an audience of educators and researchers involved in the teaching of biology and plant science on many levels, from kindergarten through college. The day will include a range of interesting discussion-type sessions, a keynote lecture and will conclude with a reception, which will give attendees the opportunity to discuss and network in a social setting. For the first time, participating teachers will be able to apply for Texas Continuing Professional Education Credits for attending Forum sessions and activities.

Sunday, August 14, will be an active day of scientific workshops, and fieldtrips. Sunday evening will open the scientific meeting with the conference-wide Plenary Lecture, followed by an All Society Mixer.

Monday morning, August 15, kicks off the scientific sessions and symposia. Tuesday afternoon, August 16, will feature a conference-wide Poster Session, with an expected 200 posters featuring current research and recent topics. Scientific Sessions will conclude on Wednesday, August 17. Participating Societies will also hold social events and meetings through out the week.

Participating Societies









Botany 2005 Team

Questions About Botany Meetings should be directed to: BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
Tele: (614) 899-9356 - Fax: (614) 895-7866 - E-mail:
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