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.
TE - 1 Undergraduate Student Networking Event
For Undergrads only! Join us for pizza 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
TE - 2 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!
TE - 3 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
TE - 4 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
TE - 5 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
TE - 6 Student Involvement in Botany Luncheon
Program to be announced Noon to 1:30 pm Student Price: $10.00 All Others $35.00
TE - 7 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 1:30pm - Lunches will be available for purchase.
TE - 8 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
TE - 9 Planting Science Reception
Join members of the Planting Science team – celebrate the achievements of the past year and look forward the future! 7:00 pm – 8:30 PM Free
TE - 10 Student Social and Networking Event
Sponsored in part by the Botanical Society of America. To be held at T&P Tavern - walking distance to the Omni. Come meet your friends for this night of networking and fun!! 9:00 pm - midnight $10.00
TE - 11 University of Connecticut Alumni and Friends Breakfast
Join your Colleagues and Alums for Breakfast. 7:00 am to 8:00 am - $25.00
TE - 12 Brown Bag Breakfast for students of Charlie Heiser and Herbert Baker and the botanical descendants of those students - Hosted by Jane Bock
Bring your continental breakfast (provided) and come discuss your memories. 7:00 - 8:00 am - Free
TE - 13 Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon
Program To be Announced Noon to 1:30 pm $30.00 Students $15.00
Mentorship is an important component of scientific training, and it serves a crucial role from undergraduates to graduates to faculty members. Good mentors can provide helpful guidance on many different aspects of professional and personal life, but unfortunately sometimes mentoring does not result in the best outcomes. In order to promote discussion on effectively mentoring students, the Diversity Luncheon will host a panel discussion, of students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty at different stages of their academic careers and from a variety of backgrounds, to examine multiple components of mentorship, including the influence of mentoring at the various career stages, why one seeks or does not seek mentoring, improving mentoring, and questions that mentors and mentees should address. While the panel will introduce the topics and discuss their experiences related to mentorship, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences with mentorship and ask questions of the panelists (and others). The luncheon will help to encourage discussion on mentorship at all career stages, across diverse backgrounds, and among people from different institutions.
TE - 14 Kaplan Memorial Lecture Fund Cocktail Reception
Lecture – 4:00 – 5:00 pm followed by a Reception - 5:00 - 6:00 pm We invite all 2017 participants to attend both the Lecture and the Cocktail Reception/Fundraiser that immediately follows. The later is a ticketed event ($25). The ticket covers a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and a drink as well as the opportunity to interact with Kaplan Lecture speaker and BSA colleagues. The evening will culminate in a raffle and short auction of items generously donated by BSA members, publishers, the BSA and other professional organizations. Proceeds and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Kaplan Lecture Fund to promote continuation of the lecture series. Reception: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - $25.00
TE - 15 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
TE - 16 LGBT & Friends Happy Hour
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
TE - 17 ABLS Dinner - Little Red Wasp Kitchen and Bar
Join your Society for Dinner - order from the menu - Appetizers provided by ABLS. More information here! Sign up so we know you are coming! 6:30 - 8:30 pm
TE - 18 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 - $50.00, Students - $35.00
TE - 19 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
TE - 20 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
TE - 21 NSF Brown Bag Information Session
National Science Foundation Information Session will host a brown bag lunch with BIO program directors - bring your lunch and learn about the latest program changes and new directions across BIO, finding the right program for your research, strategies for proposal writing and submission, why you should be a reviewer/panelist. Ask questions about NSF in 2017 and beyond. No fee required but please register for this ticketed event. Noon to 1:30pm - Lunches available for purchase.
TE - 22 Celebrate!
Wrap up a wonderful week with this is one last chance to mingle with new and old friends while enjoying fabulous food and drink. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Free