Cal-IPC Symposium

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Join us at the 2018 Cal-IPC Symposium in Monterey.

Register now! – Last day for online registration is Oct.31.

The preliminary program is now ready to view. See what’s in store!

Land managers, researchers, and conservationists will gather for the 27th annual Cal-IPC Symposium in Monterey! Stewarding biological diversity is inherent in Cal-IPC’s mission. Protecting cultural and intellectual diversity is important to our success as well. The 2018 Cal-IPC Symposium explores the ways our work spans these areas, with the theme “BioDiversity: Expanding Our Vision.”

We’ll have the latest in invasive plant biology and management, with talks, posters, trainings, discussion groups, and field trips on projects addressing invasive plants from riparian, grassland, mountain, coastal, and aquatic/wetland habitats. Attendees will share information about effective tools, relevant research, non-chemical management approaches as well as the latest on herbicides. Special sessions will cover: revival of Weed Management Areas; coastal management efforts; fire ecology and post-fire recovery: restoration approaches; prioritization, mapping, and management; outreach & communications; aquatic weed management; biocontrols; equity, diversity, and inclusion in land management; non-plant invasive species; addressing Phytophthora in restoration; research on invasive plant biology and management; and regional planning and funding.

Wednesday features training sessions, including Invasive Plant Management 101, Calflora’s Weed Manager, and Best Management Practices for Controlling Phytophthora in Restoration. The main conference sessions take place all day Thursday and Friday. Field trips on Saturday explore invasive plant management efforts in the region. See the schedule on the Registration page.

Come exchange knowledge with the amazing network of land stewards in California! We look forward to another great opportunity to network, share, and learn.

A great opportunity to network, learn and celebrate!

Symposium Registration

Register by Oct. 31 to secure your spot in advance. (After Oct. 31, late registration will be accepted at the door only.)

Symposium Sponsorship

Sponsor the Symposium, and 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.

Information for Presenters

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. We look forward to sharing your work with California stewardship colleagues.

Symposium Lodging & Travel

Join us on the coast at the Monterey Hyatt Regency. Nestled within 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines along the Central California Coast, the hotel has close proximity to downtown Monterey, the Monterey Airport, and the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions. Check out our lodging & travel page for information on the hotel, travel to/from, and connection to the Ride & Room share bulletin.

Cal-IPC Awards

View award winners from previous Symposia and celebrate their success.

Symposium Raffle & Auction

Looking forward to the silent auction & raffle at this year’s Symposium? So are we! The donation form is now open to accept items for this year’s raffle.

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. The contest ended Sept. 15, but you can vote online for your favorites.

Cal-IPC Symposia Archive

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


Thank you for joining us at the 2017 Cal-IPC Symposium! 

Land managers, researchers, and conservationists gathered to share the latest in invasive plant biology and management. Our theme was “Working Across Boundaries.”

View 2017 Program and Abstracts

View 2017 Symposium presentations .

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners! Thanks for everything you do.