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6th TEXAS INVASIVE PLANT & PEST CONFERENCE

The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops, field trips, posters, and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, other professionals, and others with an interest in Texas' invasive species.

Save the Date

The 6th Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference will be held March 9-11, 2016 at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. This year's conference is co-hosted by the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council and the Texas Invasive Species Institute (TISI). Plan to attend!

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.

Pre-conference Essentials

Conference Essentials

Summary Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Travel Day, TIPPC Board Meeting, Open House at SHSU’s Natural History Collections
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - TIPPC Business Meeting, Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, Posters, Exhibitors
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, Posters, Exhibitors, Report from Session Chairs, Awards Banquet
  • Friday, March 11, 2016 (Half day) - Field trips and workshops
    • Tour of the SHSU Biological Sciences Field Station
    • Ranger-guided tour of Huntsville State Park and Nature Center
    • Invaders of Texas Train the Trainers Workshop

Submit Abstract

Submit Abstracts
The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to February 12, 2016.

Conference Registration

The deadline for early-bird registration is February 24, 2016. Cost is $50 for students and $150 for non-students. After February 24 the fees will be $60 for students and $175 for non-students.

Conference Goals

  • 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.

Conference Features

  • Plenary sessions featuring recognized speakers
  • Concurrent sessions addressing coordination, prevention, early detection, management and research
  • Over $6,000 in student awards and travel grants
  • Trade exhibits and poster sessions
  • Half day of field trips and workshops
  • Awards banquet

Continuing Education Credits

  • Coming soon.

Student Awards and Travel Grants

To encourage student participation in the statewide Invasive Species Conference, the following awards will be made at the Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening March 10, 2016. All student presentations are automatically included in the Awards competition. Student Travel Grants require an application and must be submitted by February 17, 2016.

  • 1st ($500) and 2nd ($250) place for best oral presentation in each of the six session topics.
  • 1st ($500), 2nd ($250) and 3rd ($100) place for best student poster.
  • Ten Student Travel Grants (includes conference registration).

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Accomodations

Quality Suites
631 Interstate 45 South
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 436-9600
Rate: $69.99/night: just mention it’s for Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference. Must bring own Tax Exemption form, but they are expecting the forms for this room block.
30 rooms available, 15 are double and 15 are single.

Days Inn
160 Interstate 45 S
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 438-8400
Rate: $73.99/night mention it’s for Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference. Must bring own Tax Exemption form, but they are expecting the forms for this room block.
30 rooms available 12 are double and 18 are single.

Past Conferences

2005 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2007 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2009 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2011 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2014 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference

 

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