2020 Symposium Call for Posters

This year’s theme:
The Diversity of Northern California Botany: Challenges and Opportunities

The NCB symposium planning committee invites you to bring a poster to share your work and knowledge of the biology, ecology, conservation or management of our Northern California plant life with others. Please forward this invitation to botanists and others with related interests from Northern California agencies, conservation organizations, consulting firms and academia. This will be a great opportunity for continuing education and networking. 

For the 2020 Symposium, Tuesday morning’s first session has been specially set aside as a dedicated, scheduled poster session.

*** Space is limited to 40 posters, so get yours in early! *** See below for more information.

Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to December 21, 2019.

Please send poster abstracts to barbcastro@hotmail.com.

Student Poster Contest

ATTENTION STUDENTS! The 2020 Symposium, Northern California Botanists will be holding a contest for the best student poster presentations. Participating student posters will be evaluated by a panel of judges during the poster session on the second day of the Symposium. Three cash awards will be given to the top ranked posters. Winners will be announced at the Symposium and featured in an issue of the Northern California Botanists Newsletter. Students, come present a poster to highlight your research and compete for this new award!

*** Student poster presenters, you are not automatically entered in the contest, you must opt-in.  Please indicate if you wish to participate in the Student Poster Contest when you submit your abstract. Do this by typing or pasting in the following sentence (after several blank lines) after your abstract (in the same document):  I would like to enter my poster in the student poster contest.  If this or similar sentence is not included after your abstract, your poster will not be entered.***


Topics: Northern California botanical work including research, management efforts, plant conservation issues, special places of botanical interest, new information (see topics in agendas from past Symposia for ideas)

Where: Bell Memorial Union registration table check-in; poster display on 2nd Floor, Room 203.

When: Monday and Tuesday, January 13-14, 2020. Dedicated session at beginning of Tuesday morning January 14. Poster authors are requested to be present with their posters during one hour of this 1.5-hour period.

Poster set-up will be Monday, January 13 8AM.  Posters must be removed by 5PM on January 14.

How: A space 5ft tall x 4ft wide will be provided on a vertical divider for each poster. Bring pushpins for hanging poster (some will also be on hand). Please no thick or heavy posters.

Abstracts: To have your poster displayed, provide us with a poster abstract [see link below for more details]. Your poster’s abstract will be included in the symposium registration program.

*** Space is limited to 40 posters, so get yours in early! ***

More Information

Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to: December 21, 2019. Please send poster abstracts to barbcastro@hotmail.com.

For questions about the poster session, contact Barbara Castro at barbcastro@hotmail.com or (530 894-7160).