Cal-IPC Symposium


Registration is now open!  Join us Oct. 15-18, 2019 in Riverside

Gather with colleagues from across the state to network, learn, and celebrate our hard work. We will be meeting at the Riverside Convention Center and staying at the historic Mission Inn. Both are located in downtown Riverside, steps away from restaurants and entertainment. Add to your conference with Tuesday training sessions or Friday field trips to explore invasive plant management projects and restoration efforts in the region.


Cal-IPC Symposium 2018 poster session

A great opportunity to network, learn, and celebrate!

Symposium Registration is now open

Registration is now open for the Cal-IPC 2019 Symposium in Riverside, Oct 15-18. Early bird deadline is August 1.

2019 Workshop Travel Award for Underrepresented Professionals

Cal-IPC is offering five $500 travel awards to conservation and land management professionals from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in the “Planning Invasive Plant Management” Training Workshop at the Cal-IPC Symposium. Deadline is June 21.

Symposium Sponsorship

Symposium sponsors connect to California’s natural resource management community. Sponsors receive recognition throughout the event, including a dedicated exhibit and poster session to engage with attendees. Join us to make this event a success!

Information for Presenters

The Call for Abstracts is now open! Deadline is June 1. We look forward to sharing your work with California stewardship colleagues.

Symposium Lodging & Travel

We have arranged for room blocks at two hotels in Riverside, both within 1 block of The Riverside Convention Center. There are a limited number of rooms available at the elegant Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, a national historic landmark. Built in 1876 in the grand style of a Spanish Mission, the hotel rooms have unique architectural pieces such as fireplaces, window seats, built in cabinets, and small reading nooks. Additional rooms are available for a group rate at the Hyatt Place. See our Lodging page for phone numbers and codes.

Cal-IPC Awards

View award winners from previous Symposia and celebrate their success.

Symposium Raffle & Auction

There were great items up for grabs at the silent auction & raffle in 2018! Thanks to the generosity of our attendees, we raised $13,000 for the Cal-IPC general fund. We look forward to another lively event in 2019.

Cal-IPC’s Annual Photo Contest

The Annual Photo Contest is a great way to share your field work, and helps Cal-IPC tell the story of invasive plants and weed management. Keep taking pictures. Contest opens July 15!

Cal-IPC Symposia Archive

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