Botany 2012 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
Exact location to be determined – Project will benefit local gardening efforts that provide fresh vegetables to local residents.
9:00 – 1:00 pm – Transportation, lunch, t-shirt and good feeling of giving back provided!


TE-02 ABLS Breakfast

Come one, come all!! The ABLS breakfast is one of our major social events, so please attend and support your society's functions. This Monday morning event will be your first opportunity to see who is at the meetings and to make contacts with old friends and colleagues. 7:00 am to 8:30 am - $20.00

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 and Interactive Career Panel

Lunch will be served during the first half hour while our main speaker gives a talk on choosing a career pathway. Following this, you'll find that you are seated with a professional from one of several broad career categories, such as academia - research institution, academia - liberal arts institution, government, NGO/conservation, industry, and private sector/consulting. For the remaining hour we will follow a "speed dating" format, where you can engage in conversations with the professional and other students at your table for 10 minutes before rotating to the next table. Conversation starters provided at each table will help you get an idea of the benefits and challenges of each professional area, including ideas you may not have considered before! The goal of this Student Luncheon is to provide you with information and resources to make informed, confident decisions as you travel along your career path.
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 - Lunches available for purchase in the food court - lower level of the center.

TE-07  Ohio State University Reception

Mix and mingle with colleagues with a connection to The Ohio State University!
6:30-7:30 $10.00

TE-08 Paleobotanical Section Banquet

Celebrating 75 years!! Join us for the annual Paleo-Section Mixer...and then stay for the banquet. 
(Free) Mixer 6:30 – 7:30 pm - Dinner 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm - $50.00

TE-09 Planting Science Reception

Join members of the Planting Science team –celebrate the achievements of the past year and look forward the future!
(Free) 7:00 pm – 8:30 PM


TE-11A University of Conneticut Alumni and Friends Breakfast

Join your colleaguse and Alums for Breakfast....
7:00 am to 8:00 am - $20.00

TE-11 University of Wisconsin Alumni and Friends Breakfast

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-12 Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon

Noon to 1:30 pm $30.00 Students $15.00

TE-13 Kaplan Memorial Lecture Fund Cocktail Reception

Lecture – 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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. Larry Peterson 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.  5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - $25.00

TE-14 American Society of Plant Taxonomists Banquet

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

TE-10 Student Social and Networking Event

All are invited to Barley's Brewing Company to meet fellow students, network and enjoy some really good locally brewed beer! - Barley's is directly across from the Convention Center.
9:00 pm - Midnight $5.00 - Students - All others - $10.00


TE-15 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-16 Michigan Consortium of Botanists Breakfast

Join members of the Michigan Consortium of Botanists for an informational session that will include introductions, announcements, and networking opportunities for Michigan botanists.  Any Michigan botanist is invited to attend, as well as those that have special interest in Michigan’s flora.  Bring your breakfast to this free, open forum. Although there is no charge, please register for this ticketed event. 

7:15 am to 8:45 am – Coffee and breakfast available for purchase in the food court - lower level of the center.

TE-17 - CBA/ABC Annual General Meeting, Luncheon and Awards

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm $30.00

TE-18 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 2013 and beyond. No fee required but please register for this ticketed event. 
Noon to 1:30pm - Lunches available for purchase in the food court - lower level of the center.

TE-19 All Society Banquet

Wrap up a wonderful week with dinner and awards. This is one last chance to mingle with new and old friends while enjoying fabulous food and drink. Celebrate with award winners!
(Free) Mixer 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $50.00, Students - $35.00