July 30 - August 3, 2016
International Trade and Convention Center
Savannah, Georgia
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The annual Botany Conference is a multiple scientific society conference serving over 7,000 plant scientists and students whose research and practice span the globe. The conference encompasses the diverse scope of botanical study.  

The All Society Poster Session - August 1, 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  
All posters must fit in a 4' x 4' space - suggested size is 3.5' x 3.5'  (1.06 x 1.06 m)  

Workshops Now Posted  - All workshops will be presented on Sunday, July 31st. 

Symposia and Colloquia 

Field Trip - experience the botany of the Savannah area!


The 2016  Botany in Action team off to clean-up Mother Matilda Beasley Park - with the Savannah Tree Foundation!
Kudos to them for enduring the heat and making a difference!


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Special Lectures 


Carl Zimmer  Plenary Lecturer - Sunday Evening  - July 31st
His talk - "Plants Are Weird: Epigenetics, Journalism, and the Alien Beauty of Botany."
Zimmer writes books, articles, essays, and blog posts in which he reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life. Since 2013 he has been a columnist at the New York Times, where his column “Matter” appears each week.

Botanical Society of America's Emerging Leader Special Lecture - Selena Smith

Regional Botany Special Lecture - "Ancient Mountains to Recent Shorelines: Adventures in the Flora of Georgia"  - Wendy Zomlefer and Linda Chafin

Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon - Juan Zalapa

Kaplan Memorial Lecture - "Heteroblasty and Heterophylly – when two programs collide" - Neelima Sinha

Pelton Lecture - "The role of the extracellular matrix in defense: New insights into plant and animal immune responses" - Martha Hawes 


Special Post-Conference Symposium

Demonstrating the value of herbaria to decision-makers
August 4, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Savannah International Trade and Conference Center
Register through the conference registration site here



Join this dynamic conference as an Exhibitor or Sponsor 

2016 Exhibitor/Sponsor Application (pdf) 
Exhibitor Companies - Register online here

Email: johanne@botany.org for more information






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Future Botany Conferences!

Put these on your calendar NOW!

Botany 2017 - Fort Worth, Texas   June 24 - June 28, 2017
Want to be part of the program?
Information and Symposium Submission site here

Botany 2018 - Rochester, Minnesota  (click on the link to watch the time lapse photography of the new center!  They will build it and we will come!)

July 21 - 25, 2018 

Botany 2019 - Tucson, Arizona
July 27 - 31, 2019

Contact us for more information - johanne@botany.org

Botany 2016 Participating Societies