The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference is pleased to provide the opportunity for all conference participants to share their knowledge and experience with native plants by presenting Posters. Students are especially encouraged to present posters of their research. Students are also encouraged submit a proposal to make a student presentation during the conference.
Topics for both posters and presentations should center on native plants and their use in the landscape. The following topics are intended to be suggestive rather than exhaustive: ecological restoration and management, botany, conservation horticulture, ecological sustainability, propagation, plant communities, medicinal plants, educational programs, geology and soils, invasive species management, landscape design.
Student: Open to current and recent graduates, Winter 2012 or Spring 2013. Awards will be given for graduate and undergraduate student posters, and, if necessary, will be broken into scientific and design categories. Judging will occur during the poster session on Thursday morning. Open to working professionals, hobbyists, educational groups, or botanical institutions who would like to display information about their professional work or educational commitment.
Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference in the main arena. During the Poster Session from 8:30-9:30 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2013, presenters will stand beside their posters to answer questions and informally discuss the topic of their poster. No other presentations are scheduled during the poster session.
Lunch ‘n Learn presentations will occur during lunches on Thursday and Friday. Each presentation will be allowed 20 minutes, thereby allowing two presentations during a lunch. Please aim for 15-20 minutes of presentation followed by 5-8 minutes of questions. There is a maximum of four (4) presentations that can be accommodated. Attendees will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be eating during the presentations.