Symposium Registration

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

Registration is now closed. We look forward to “seeing” our community online this week at the 2020 Cal-IPC Symposium Online, Oct. 27-30.

Connect with colleagues from across the state – and beyond – to get the latest updates on effective tools, relevant research, and strategic management approaches. During the week of Oct. 27-30, we’ll have session talks, discussion groups, and posters covering a wide range of topics related to invasive plant biology and management.



2019 Symposium Speakers breakout group BMP training Alene Spindel

Attendees to the Best Management Practices Training Session work together in a breakout group. Photo: Alene Spindel

Participate in session talks, discussion groups, and posters covering a wide range of topics related to invasive plant biology and management. Our online format will include opportunities to chat with sponsors/exhibitors, engage during discussion groups, talk to poster presenters, and create video meetups with friends and colleagues.



  • Keynote: Dan Simberloff on “Invasive Species Denialism and the Future of Invasion Management”
  • Fire, Weeds, and Forest Pests
  • The Future of Invasive Plant Management is Landscape-scale and Collaborative
  • Innovations in Tracking Invasive Plants



  • Statewide WMA Meeting Join representatives from California’s Weed Management Areas (WMAs) to learn about securing grants, designing projects, researching plants, selecting tools, reporting finds, acquiring permits, and engaging communities.
  • Herbicide Laws & Regulations – Session designed to provide 2 hours DPR credit
  • Early Career Panel – Students and early-career professionals, learn more about careers in weed management with representatives from non-profits, academia, consulting firms, and government agencies.
  • Virtual Poster Session – Join in discussion with poster presenters.
  • Online Exhibitor Gallery – Connect with sponsors and exhibitors.
  • Online Auction – Bid on items to help support Cal-IPC programs.



Daniel Simberloff stands in a field of green leaves

Daniel Simberloff, special speaker at the 2020 Cal-IPC Symposium Online.

Dr. Daniel Simberloff is the Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee and a leading voice for invasion biology worldwide. Along with some 500 publications on ecology, biogeography, evolution, and conservation biology he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biological Invasions and author of the book Invasive Species: What Everyone Needs to Know.


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