TEXAS INVASIVE PLANT & PEST CONFERENCE
The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters, and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, and other professionals with an interest in Texas' invasive species.
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- The 2013 Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference will be held October 21-24 at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
- This year's conference is co-hosted by the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species (ISIS). ISIS is focused on research and coordinating the effective early detection and rapid response to multiple new invasive species that currently impact, or have the potential to impact, ecosystems and produce major economic effects in Texas.
- Monday, October 21, 2013 - Travel Day and Evening Reception at SHSU Natural History Collections.
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Plenary, TIPPC Business Meeting, Exhibitors, Concurrent Sessions, Banquet.
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - Concurrent Sessions, Exhibitors, Report from Session Chairs.
- Thursday, October 24 (Half day) - Field trips and workshops.
CLICK HERE to submit and abstract for the 2013 Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference. The deadline for receiving abstracts is September 20, 2013. Each contributed presentation or poster requires an abstract.
CLICK HERE to register for the 2013 Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conferecne. Register on or before October 10, 2013 to receive early registrationon discount ($150 Regular, $50 Student). Registration increases on or after October 11, 2013 to $175 Regular, $60 Student.
If you are unable to register using a credit card on our secure PayPal site, you can download a registration form and mail it in with your check made out to TIPPC.
- Foster statewide collaboration among those who share in the common goal of protecting Texas from the threat of invasive species;
- Provide a venue for sharing information about prevention, early detection, control and management, information management, and research; and
- Raise public awareness of the problems posed by invasive species in the state of Texas.
- Plenary sessions featuring recognized speakers
- Concurrent sessions addressing prevention, early detection, management, information sharing and research
- Special symposia
- Trade exhibits and poster sessions
- Half day of field trips, workshops and moderated discussions
- Continuing education credits
The main program for the statewide Invasive Plants Conference is based on key strategies from the National Invasive Species Council's 2008-12 National Invasive Species Management Plan.
- Leadership and Coordination
- Early Detection and Rapid Response
- Control and Management
- Information Management
- Education and Public Awareness
Who Should Attend?
- Land management specialists from local, state, and federal agencies, including municipal, regional, state and federal parks.
- Environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Native Plant Society, Audubon, Land Conservancies, Land Trusts, etc.
- Researchers and students from State University systems and private colleges.
- Companies servicing restoration and weed removal projects including equipment manufacturers, GPS providers, herbicide producers, and landscape architects.
- Anyone who has an interest in invasive species in Texas.
Sam Houston State University Hotel - A block of rooms has been reserved at the University Hotel located on the campus of Sam Houston State University. Enjoy the convenience of accommodations just a short walk away from the Lowman Center. Please specify Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference to receive the special conference rate of 79.95 + tax. Phone (936) 291-2151 or toll free (866) 747-8466 to make reservations.
OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA
La Quinta Inns and Suites, Huntsville - Phone (936) 295-6454.
Comfort Suites, Hunstville - Phone (936) 436-9600.
Days Inn and Suites, Huntsville - Phone (936) 438-8400.
Best Western Plus, Huntsville Inn & Suites - Phone (936) 295-9000.
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