Attention Conference Attendees!

As you prepare to join us at Wilfrid Laurier University for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association, the Local Organizing Committee would like to share a couple of last minute notes with you.  The final conference program is now available for you to view under “Schedule”. Please note that you don’t need to print the Conference Program, as you will receive a colour copy when you arrive. Also, we suggest that you consider packing a light sweater or jacket, as the rooms in our facility can sometimes get a bit cool during the summer.

For those registrants who indicated that you would be interested in purchasing a conference t-shirt, they will be available for purchase at the registration desk.  Please note that we are only able to accept cash

The 53rd annual meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association/L’Association Botanique du Canada will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON from July 4-8, 2017.  The theme of the meeting is the “Hidden World of Plants”, and will feature a Plenary Public Lecture by Keynote Speaker Dr. Jan Sapp from York University, in addition to several other symposia.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Royal Botanical Garden (RBG) in Burlington, ON, which is the largest botanical garden in Canada, and the site of the conference Banquet, and can choose from several exciting field trips that will be available at the end of the conference (on July 8).  The meeting will also feature the opening of an exhibition from the Botanical Artists of Canada at the Robert Langen Art Gallery, which is housed in the Library at Wilfrid Laurier University, on July 6 (more information).

Housing options include on-campus dormitory- or apartment-style residence rooms, or nearby hotels.

Deadlines:

Early-bird registration: May 15   Early-bird registration deadline extended until June 1!!

Although the Early Bird deadline has passed, registration at the Full Rate will remain open until the start of the conference

Abstract submission: June 1

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