Botany 2019 Ticketed Events

Food, Fun, Awards

Ticketed social events can be the highlight of the botany conference. Connect with old friends and make new ones. The following society and group events require tickets. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site at the Registration area. Pre-paid event tickets will be included in the Registration packet, which will be distributed on-site. Please read the Refund and Cancellation Policy. Event venues will be announced on the tickets and in the Program Book. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase at the Registration Desk on-site at the meeting, but availability is not guaranteed.


Undergraduate Student Networking Event 
For Undergrads only!  Join us for a light dinner and see how you can best navigate the conference to get the most out of the week.  Hear about career paths and more!  Free - 5:30 - 7:00 Before the Plenary Lecture

All Society Opening Mixer
Free but please sign up...Join your friends in this social evening before the real science starts!  Held in the Exhibit so you can make those connections.  8:30 - 10:00 pm -  Free but please sign up!


Cornell Botanists and Friends Breakfast
The Cornell University Botany breakfast is open to all current and former students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends, who have had a connection to botany at Cornell. Please join us, renew old friendships, make new friends, and catch up with your colleague's activities!  7:00 am - 8:00 am $30.00

Michigan Consortium of Botanists Breakfast
Join members of the Michigan Consortium of Botanists for an informational session that will include introductions, announcements, and networking opportunities for Michigan botanists.  Any Michigan botanist is invited to attend, as well as those that have special interest in Michigan’s flora.  Bring your breakfast to this free, open forum. Although there is no charge, please register for this ticketed event.  7:15 am to 8:45 am

American Fern Society Luncheon
The AFS Luncheon will be followed by the annual business meeting. Come join us and hear about the many activities sponsored by the American Fern Society. Noon to 1:30 pm $45.00 Students $20.00

Student Involvement in Botany Luncheon 
Program to be announced  Noon to 1:30 pm Student Price: $10.00 All Others $35.00

National Science Foundation Information Session for faculty and other professionals
No charge, please register for this ticketed event. Bring your own lunch - Noon - 1:30 pm

California Botanists Brown Bag Luncheon
Bring your lunch and get together with botanists from California (past or present) or with interests in California plants. We will have time for personal conversations, a discussion and announcement period regarding projects and funding in California botany, and an open forum.  No fee required but please register for this ticketed event. Noon to 1:30 pm - Lunches will be available for purchase.

Paleobotanical Section Banquet
Join us for the annual Paleo-Section Mixer...and then stay for the banquet. (Free) Mixer 6:30 – 7:30 pm - Dinner 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm - $65.00

Planting Science Reception
Join members of the Planting Science team – celebrate the achievements of the past year and look forward to the future!  7:00 pm – 8:30 PM  Free

Student Social and Networking Event 
Sponsored in part by the Botanical Society of America.   Come meet your friends for this night of networking and fun!!  9:00 pm-midnight Students -  $10.00 All Others - 20.00


University of Connecticut Alumni and Friends Breakfast
Join your Colleagues and Alums for Breakfast.  7:00 am to 8:00 am - $25.00

Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon
Program To be Announced  Noon to 1:30 pm $35.00 Students $15.00

Kaplan Memorial Lecture Fund Cocktail Reception
Lecture – 4:00 – 5:00 pm followed by a Reception - 5:00 - 6:00 pm   We invite all 2019 participants to attend both the Lecture and the Cocktail Reception that immediately follows.  Receive a commemorative wine glass, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a drink as well as the opportunity to interact with Kaplan Lecture speaker and BSA colleagues.    Reception: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

National Science Foundation Information Session for early career individuals - Free - 4:00 - 5:30

Ohio State University Reception
Mix and mingle with colleagues with a connection to The Ohio State University!  Cash Bar 5:30-6:30 $10.00

LGBTQ & Friends Mixer
Join us for a special social event celebrating and affirming LGBT botanists. Meet, network or just introduce yourself to fellow LGBT botanists and their friends. Cash bar. 5:30-6:30 $10.00

American Society of Plant Taxonomists Banquet
Join us for the Mixer and Dinner, awards and presentation by incoming ASPT President  (Free) Mixer 6:00 – 7:00 pm - Dinner 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $65.00, Students - $35.00 



University of Wisconsin Alumni and Friends Breakfast
Network and reconnect with current and former members of the UW family. Once a badger - always a badger! Cheese curds not guaranteed.   7:00 am to 8:00 am - $25.00

Miami University of Ohio Breakfast
The Miami University Botany breakfast is open to any who have had some connection to the department, including students, alumni, faculty and staff, former faculty and staff, as well as friends of the department. Join us, renew old friendships and catch up with what your colleagues have been doing!   7:00 am to 8:00 am $25.00

Plant Summit - Discussion Session and Brown Bag Lunch - Come hear about the process and the results of a recent strategic planning session that involved several scientific societies in the plant sciences.  12:00 - 1:30 pm Free - Bring your own lunch!

Wrap up a wonderful week with this is one last chance to mingle with new and old friends while enjoying fabulous food and well as music and dancing!  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Free