July 25 - 29, 2015 The Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, Alberta - Canada

Botany 2015 Featured Speakers

Plenary Speaker


Botany is cool; 
so why doesn’t the public know that?
Dr. Ken Thompson

Read his Blog here

Sunday July 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm 


 Annals of Botany 
Special Lecture

The invisible hand of floral scent in plant-pollinator interactions

Dr. Robert Raguso
Wednesday, July 29 11:00 am





Enhancing Scientist Diversity
in Plant Biology Luncheon


Can I Really Make a Difference?
Enhancing Diversity in the Sciences Through Mentoring:
The critical role we play and how to get involved

Dr. Gretchen Adams
Tuesday July, 28 Noon
(a Ticketed Event)

Regional Botany
Special Lecture

Jim Hole

Does beer make a good fertilizer?

Jim Hole

Monday, July 27, 11:00 am


Special Lecture

Curating and characterizing fungi at the University of Alberta
Microfungus Collection and Herbarium (UAMH) – a Canadian biodiversity centre

Dr. Lynne Sigler
Monday, July 27 8:00pm



Address of the

The International Botanist

Dr. Richard Olmstead
July 29, 6:00 pm

CD Nelson Lecture

CD Nelson

Type III Effectors and the Plant Immune Response

Darrell Desveaux 
Tuesday,  July 28  4:00 pm




Pelton Award

Martha Hawes 

Extracellular DNA-based trapping by
border cells in defense of the root tip.

 Dr. Martha Hawes
Day and Time TBA








Pelton Award Lecture


Hasbe - Pelton Award

Generality and diversity of 
development in land plants

Dr. Mitsuyasu Hasebe
Day and Time TBA

Especially for Students
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 - Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Botany 2015.  As of right now all students chosen to volunteer have been contacted.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Bornhoeft at kathryn@botany.org.

 - Sign up for WS 9  -  Professional Development Workshop: Graduate School, How to Apply and What to Expect

 - Don't forget to sign up for  TE 5 - Careers in Botany: Interactive Career Panel & Luncheon and TE 11 Student Social and Networking Event.  Sign back into the registration site and add them in!

Exhibitors and Sponsors

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