Symposium Committee

The Symposium Committee
Reporting to:  The Director of Education
Chair:  Leslie Edwards


To provide members and non-members with up-to-date information on native plants, their habitat and their conservation in a one-day meeting that brings together a panel of native plant experts


Manages the annual symposium held in February each calendar year.  The committee identifies topics, schedules speakers, creates a brochure, and arranges the logistics (including vendors and refreshments).

September- submit budget, book location for symposium, post date to main gnps calendar;

October-develop program, contact potential speakers, secure speaker agreements, develop speaker bios;

November-develop advertising, open registration; Dec-finalize details of event (food, rooms, etc.);

December – Provide info to Communications for email distribution to members and create News & Events announcement

January-obtain supplies for conference (folders, name tags, etc.), get speaker materials for copying, contact vendors with set-up details;

February- obtain final registration numbers, volunteers for day of, prepare speaker introductions.  Symposium is held in Feb or March


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