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California Native Plant Society: Conference and Art Contest Update

by Gilly Shaeffer, posted by Deb Shaw

The Califfornia Native Plant Society (CNPS) 2018 Conservation Conference will take place February 1 – 3, 2018 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. This event, which takes place once every three years, is an important opportunity to bring together the best minds in the field to share research, gather inspiration, and collaborate on new ways to protect California’s precious natural resources.

This year, CNPS expects more than 1,000 attendees, including consulting biologists, agency staff, researchers, students, conservationists, and environmental professionals. The Conference will feature inspiring keynote speakers, two days of pre-conference workshops and field trips, more than 300 presenters across 24 sessions, a special student session, networking events, and art, poetry, music and photography exhibits!

To attend the conference and see the exhibits, register online by January 14.

BAGSC members in the CNPS exhibition include: Ellie  Yun-Hui Tu Kim Garrison Means Nina  Antze Donald  Davidson Estelle DeRidder Susan Jackson Joan Keesey Lee McCaffree Olga Ryabtsova Mitsuko Schultz Gilly Shaeffer Janice Sharp Deborah Shaw Jude Wiesenfeld

Additional artists include: Aaron  Arthur Marie Brennan Valerie Cohen Erica Cordero Tamren  Dong Justina Freel Maria Cecilia Freeman Lesley Goren Nicole  Hempel Erin E. Hunter Asisa Madian Mark  Nunez Melissa Orozco Patricia M. Palavecino Rita Sabbagh Diego Tamayo Cara Wilco

Additionally, BAGSC Members Olga Ryabtsova and Gilly Shaeffer will be teaching two botanical art workshops, open to conference attendees and the public. Read more about the workshops in a previous story on the blog.

Congratulations to all the participating artists!

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