On November 13 & 14, 2009, the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council will host the third statewide conference on invasive species at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Building off the 2005 and 2007 conferences, the 2009 conference will be a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters, field trips and symposia. This conference is designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, the green industry and other professionals interested in invasive species issues in the state of Texas.

Conference Goals

  • Foster statewide collaboration among the diverse interests that share in the common goal of protecting Texas from the threat of invasive species;
  • Facilitate communication among the state's stakeholders who have a vested interest in invasive species;
  • Provide a venue for sharing information about prevention, early detection, control & management, information management, and research; and
  • Raise public awareness of the problems posed by invasive species in the state of Texas.

Conference will feature:

  • Plenary sessions featuring nationally recognized speakers
  • Concurrent sessions addressing prevention, early detection, management, information sharing and research
  • Trade exhibits, poster sessions, field trips, workshops and moderated discussions

Who Should Attend:

  • Land management specialists from local, state, and federal agencies, including municipal, regional, state and federal parks…
  • Environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Native Plant Society, Audubon, Land Conservancies, Land Trusts, etc…
  • Researchers and students from State University systems and private colleges…
  • Companies servicing restoration and weed removal projects including equipment manufacturers, GPS providers, herbicide producers, and landscape architects…
  • Anyone who has an interest in invasive species in Texas.

To register or learn more about the Conference Program, Call for Papers, Abstract Submission, or Sponsors and Exhibitors, visit the 2009 Conference Website at www.texasinvasives.org.