Cal-IPC Symposium

View from space of California during 2017 Fires, with header text Cal-IPC Symposium Oct 28-30, 2020

Join colleagues online to network, learn, and celebrate our work!

This year, we’re gathering online, giving us the opportunity to safely connect with community members from across the state – and beyond – to get the latest updates on effective tools, relevant research, and strategic management approaches.


2019 Symposium Poster Session Clarissa Rodriguez

Student Poster Winner Clarissa Rodriguez shares her work with attendees.

Register now! Deadline Oct. 26, 5 pm

Participate in session talks, discussion groups, and posters covering a wide range of topics related to invasive plant biology and management. We will open the event app two weeks early to attendees – register early and don’t miss out!

Apply for Diversity Scholarships – Deadline Sept. 30

We are offering scholarships for up to twenty entry or mid-level conservation professionals from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in the 2020 Cal-IPC Symposium. The scholarship will cover 100% of registration fees and make attendance free to awardees. Deadline Sept. 30.

View the preliminary program

Check out what’s in store! Review the program to see speakers, session topics, discussion groups, posters, sponsors, and more.

Symposium Sponsorship

Help us make this year a success! Our online format encourages connection to California’s natural resource management community, with many recognition opportunities for sponsoring organizations.

Submit your photos to Cal-IPC’s Annual Photo Contest – Deadline Sept. 30

Share your work in the 2020 Annual Photo Contest! It’s a great way to share your field work, and helps Cal-IPC tell the story of invasive plants and weed management. Deadline Sept. 30.

Symposium Auction

Get ready for an Online Auction! We’re moving it all online this year, with great donations from artists and donors across California.

Info for Presenters

Preparing to present a talk or poster? Get more information here. We look forward to sharing your discoveries and lessons learned.

Cal-IPC Awards

View award winners from previous Symposia and celebrate their success.

Cal-IPC Symposia Archive

Looking for more content? See our Symposia Archive for presentations and proceedings for previous Symposia back to 1995.