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Native Plant Society of Texas

Annual Symposia

Since its inception the Society has held an annual gathering or members’ meeting. In 1991 the Native Plant Society of Texas initiated an educational project designed to explore the ecology of the many vegetation regions of Texas, through a series of symposia undertaken in conjunction with its annual members’ meeting. Every spring and fall the meeting convenes in a different region which will be the focus of that year’s symposium. Field trips, workshops and exhibits complement the presentations. While the symposium may be of special interest to our members, it is open to the public. 

The Society also holds a Spring Symposium in conjunction with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

In some years the Society has published Symposium Proceedings which collect many of the presentations from the symposium and are linked below.

NPSOT LogoMark your calendars for the upcoming Native Plant Society of Texas Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. The Fall Symposium will be October 10-13, 2024 in New Braunfels

Get more information and register for the Spring Symposium here.

YearThemeLocationStyleArchivesProceedings
2023PineywoodsNacogdochesHybridArchivesProceedings
2022Trans-PecosAlpineHybridArchives
2021Celebrating Conservation & CommunityVirtualVirtualArchives
2020Fortieth Anniversary Virtual CelebrationVirtualVirtualArchives
2019Conserving Native Plants in the Texas Coastal PrairieLeague CityArchives
2018South Central TexasSan AntonioArchives
2017Challenges of the Pineywoods: Fire, Biodiversity and FragmentationHuntsvilleArchives
2016Conservation and Climate ChangeGlen RoseArchives
2015Capit-O-lize on Natives: Contributions, Challenges, ConservationAustinArchivesProceedings
2014Four CornersTexarkanaArchivesProceedings
2013South Texas – Beach to Brush CountryCorpus ChristiArchivesProceedings
2012Texas Hill Country — a Changing LandscapeKerrvilleArchivesProceedings
2011Coastal Prairies and MarshesHoustonArchivesProceedings
2010Thirtieth Anniversary CelebrationDentonArchives
2009People, Prairies: PartnersWichita FallsArchives
2008The Big ThicketJasperArchives
2007Texas PrairiesGeorgetownArchivesProceedings
2006Convergence and Diversity: Native Plants of South Central TexasSan Antonio
2005Trans PecosBig Bend Area
2004Piney WoodsLongview
2003Edwards PlateauFredericksburg
2002Special HabitatsHouston
2001Dawn of the 21st Century: The Texas Biome and all its HabitatsAustin
2000Cross Timbers, Grand Prairies and the Red River AreaDenton
1999The Lower Rio Grande ValleyHarlingen
1998Llano Estacado and CanyonlandsAmarillo
1997Rio Grande Plains (Brushland)Uvalde
1996Chihuahuan DesertEl Paso
1995Tallgrass PrairiesWaco
1994Coastal Wetlands and EstuariesCorpus ChristiProceedings
1993Midgrass-Shortgrass PrairiesSan Angelo
1992East Texas TimberlandsNacogdoches
1991Edwards PlateauKerrvilleProceedings