Botany 2011





Botany 2011 Ticketed Events

The following society and group events require tickets. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site at the Registration area. Pre-paid event tickets will be included in the Registration packet, which will be distributed on-site. Please read the Refund and Cancellation Policy. Event venues will be announced on the tickets and in the Program Book. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase at the Registration Desk on-site at the meeting, but availability is not guaranteed.


TE-01 Botany in Action – Service Project! 
FREE to Participate

Join your friends and colleagues and support St. Louis’ Gateway Greening Project! Exact location to be determined – Project will benefit local gardening efforts that provide fresh vegetables to local residents.

Gateway Greening’s mission is to contribute to neighborhood vitality and stability through community food projects, wellness programs, and civic greening. They accomplish this by forming alliances with neighborhood groups to provide resources for citizen managed open spaces that encourage healthier, safer and more enriched lives. The purpose of our Community Garden program is to support neighborhood groups committed to creating successful food-producing gardens or urban greening projects over the long-term and provide the resources and knowledge that enable them to develop food producing gardens and landscaped areas on public land.
9:00 – 1:00 pm – Transportation, lunch, t-shirt and good feeling of giving back provided! (Students - this counts as a volunteer opportunity to earn back your early conference registration fees...details coming soon!)


TE-03 Cornell Botanists and Friends Breakfast

The Cornell University Botany breakfast is open to all current and former students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends, who have had a connection to botany at Cornell. Please join us, renew old friendships, make new friends, and catch up with your colleague's activities!
7:00 am - 8:00 am $20.00

TE-04 American Fern Society Luncheon

The AFS Luncheon will be followed by the annual business meeting. Come join us and hear about the many activities sponsored by the American Fern Society. 
Noon to 1:30 pm $30.00 Students $15.00

TE-05 Student Involvement in Botany Luncheon

Highlighting Jobs in Botany! This year hear from Donn Cummings, of Monsanto Corporation and others with open positions for graduate school and post-doc programs. If you are looking for a place to further your education or begin your career - you must attend this session! 
Noon to 1:30 pm Student Price: $5.00 All Others $25.00

TE-6 California Botanists Luncheon

Bring your lunch and get together with botanists from California (past or present) or with interests in California plants. We will have time for personal conversations, a discussion and announcement period regarding projects and funding in California botany, and an open forum. No fee required but please register for this ticketed event.
Noon to 1:30pm

TE-07 Paleobotanical Section Banquet

Join us for the annual Paleo-Section Mixer...and then stay for the banquet.
(Free) Mixer 6:00 – 7:00 pm - Dinner 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $50.00

TE-08 Distinguished Economic Botanists Banquet

A joint celebration banquet with the Society for Economic Botany and the BSA's Economic Botany Section.
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm - $50.00, Students - $35.00


TE-09 University of Wisconsin Alumni and Friends Breakfast - NEW this year!

Network and reconnect with current and former members of the UW family. Once a badger - always a badger! Cheese curds not guaranteed but we will try to come up with some!
7:00 am to 8:00 am - $20.00

TE-10 Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon

(formally Women in Science Luncheon)  Enjoy lunch and networking at this increasingly popular event.  This year’s guest lecturer is Dr. Mary Clutter, former assistant director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she was responsible for the Biological Sciences Directorate that supports all major areas of fundamental research in biology.  Dr. Clutter was instrumental in promoting diversity in the scientific workforce and will be speaking on “2050 Challenges”.
Noon to 1:30 pm $30.00 Students $15.00

TE-11 Kaplan Memorial Lecture Fund Cocktail Reception

The Kaplan Memorial Lecture Committee is proud to announce the Second Annual Kaplan Memorial Lecture in Comparative Development at 4PM on Tuesday, July 12 during Botany 2011.  This year’s speaker is Professor Ralph S. Quatrano who is the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology and Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University.  Dr. Quatrano has served on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards and has received many awards including election as Fellow of the AAAS, the St. Louis Academy of Science and the ASPB.  The title of his talk is “Mechanisms of cellular polarity: a comparative approach from mosses to seed plants.”   

We invite all 2011 participants to attend both the Lecture and the Cocktail Reception/Fundraiser that immediately follows.  The later is a ticketed event ($25).   The ticket covers a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and a drink as well as the opportunity to interact with Dr. Quatrano and BSA colleagues.   The evening will culminate in a raffle and short auction of items generously donated by BSA members, Dorothy Kaplan, publishers, the BSA and other professional organizations.  Proceeds and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Kaplan Lecture Fund to promote continuation of the lecture series.
Ralph Quatrano, Dorothy Kaplan and Committee members, Darleen DeMason and Chelsea Specht look forward to seeing you at both events and hope to enjoy a wonderful evening with you.
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - $25.00

TE-12 American Society of Plant Taxonomists Banquet

Join us for the Mixer and Dinner, awards and presentation by incoming ASPT President Linda Watson. 
(Free) Mixer 6:00 – 7:00 pm -Dinner 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $50.00, Students - $35.00


TE-13 Miami University of Ohio Breakfast

The Miami University Botany breakfast is open to any who have had some connection to the department, including students, alumni, faculty and staff, former faculty and staff, as well as friends of the department. Join us, renew old friendships and catch up with what your colleagues have been doing! 
7:00 am to 8:00 am $20.00

TE-14 NSF Brown Bag Information Session

National Science Foundation Information Session will host a brown bag lunch with BIO program directors - bring your lunch and learn about the latest program changes and new directions across BIO, finding the right program for your research, strategies for proposal writing and submission, why you should be a reviewer/panelist. Ask questions about NSF in 2012 and beyond. No fee required but please register for this ticketed event.
Noon to 1:30pm

TE-15 All Society Banquet

Wrap up a wonderful week with dinner and awards in the famous historic Starlight Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza. This is one last chance to mingle with new and old friends while enjoying fabulous food and drink. Celebrate award winners and listen a brief talk by incoming President Stephen Weller, and be there as Dr. Peter Raven receives the Sixth William L. Brown Award for Excellence in Genetic Resource Conservation.
(Free) Mixer 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $50.00, Students - $35.00

Participating Societies