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Conference Registration
will be held at the 8th Street Entrance of the Hilton

Friday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday - 7:30am - 7:00pm
Monday - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am - noon



Conference Overview

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Plan to attend the largest gathering of plant scientists in years?

July 7-11, 2007 * Hilton Chicago * Chicago, Illinois

American Fern Society (AFS), American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB),  American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), Botanical Society of America (BSA)

The schedule of this Joint Congress will consist of a combined set of scientific sessions and events from all of the above societies. Attendees will be able to participate in any of the events available. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to participate in events provided by the other societies as well as the normal Botany format. It will encourage the sharing of plant science across many research areas. The meeting will feature special joint sessions, mini and full symposia, workshops, exhibits and poster sessions as well as field trips and the 6th Annual Education and Outreach Forum.

Online registration is now closed
Please register on-site.

Complete Conference Program
Find your talk, plan your week!


Housing Information

We apologize that the Hilton Chicago is now sold out of our room block for meeting attendees on certain nights. There may be few rooms that are available for the Hilton Chicago only for certain days. Reservations are not guaranteed and are based on availability of the hotel. Call the Hilton directly to see if rooms are available....312-922-4400

Below is a list of hotels in close proximity to the Hilton Chicago. Plant Biology & Botany 2007 has NOT negotiated rates or room blocks with the following hotels. Feel free to use any other internet avenues to find alternative housing options.

Best Western Grant Park
Chicago's Essex Inn
The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Travelodge Hotel Downtown
Hotel Blake
Hostels in Chicago

Parking Information in and around the Chicago Hilton

If you drive to Chicago and don't want to pay hotel prices we have a attached a map of some nearby parking locations. Chicago Parking Map. Click on the "P" and a phone number and general information about the lot will will need to contact them for their current rates.

Scheduled Conference Highlights include:

» Plenary Speaker - Judge John E. Jones
» Scientific Field Trips - Check out the trips offered this year
» Check out the FREE Workshops available to all attendees
» Plant Biology Major Speakers and Tentative Titles
» The 6th Annual Education and Outreach Forum
» Join us for special Ticketed Events
» Roger Hangarter's sLowlife Exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden
» The Field Museum has generously offered FREE admission to all conference attendees - Click here for more information
» Forum Keynote Speaker Stephanie Pace Marshall
» Annals of Botany Special Lecture - W. John Kress
» Read the submitted Symposia Abstracts
» Call for UMEB Applicants

Stay in Touch with who is coming....

To Attend the Conference:

» Online Conference Registration Form
» To Register by Mail of Fax
» Hilton Housing Reservations - Coming Soon
» Want to share expenses?
    Need a Roommate?
» Interested in serving as a student worker?
  Fill out the application - Deadline June 15


Student Research Symposium

Plant Biology and Conservation

Chicago Botanic Garden
Click here for more info


» Need a Letter of Invitation?
   E-mail Johanne
» Apply for Travel Money - See if you    qualify
» ASPB Travel Grant Application    Members  of all societies are invited to   apply.
» Visa Information   Meeting is registered   with the US Department of State
» Looking for a Job...Looking for future Employees? Check out the Job Board

MORPH Student Travel Grants are Available

Deadline June 1, 2007
More information at: