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
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.
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.
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
sessions and activities.
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.
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.