July 25 – 29, 2009


Discussion Session Proposal Submission Form

Conference Overview (Deadline: April 1, 2009)

BOTANY & MYCOLOGY 2009 will be a joint meeting with the Mycological Society of America. It will be held at Snowbird, Utah, July 25 – 29, 2009. Societies participating in BOTANY 2009 will include: the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS), the American Fern Society (AFS), the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), the Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the Mycological Society of America (MSA).

Submission of Discussion Session Proposals - Deadline: APRIL 1, 2009

Discussion sessions (“roundtable discussion”) are organized around a particular topic of interest with the bulk of the time devoted to discussion that engages the audience.

Any questions about discussion session proposals, please contact Johanne Stogran at

Proposals should include the following: 1) your name and email address, 2) title of the discussion session, 3) name(s) and contact information for all organizers, 4) a brief summary of the topic, 5) preferred day, time and lenght for discussion session, 6) support facilities required, 7) anticipated attendance, 8) sponsorship and 9) BSA support request.

Submit Discussion Session proposals online using “Electronic Discussion Session Proposal Submission Form.” Copies of the proposals will be sent electronically to the sender, the Society Program Directors and BSA Conference Manager noted below.

Botany & Mycology 2009 Discussion Session Proposals Submission Form

1. Your Name
Your email Address

2. TITLE of discussion session:

3. ORGANIZER(s) name, address, phone and FAX numbers, and e-mail

4. BRIEF SUMMARY/ABSTRACT of the discussion session. Include background and significance:

5. PREFERRED DAY, TIME AND LENGTH OF DISCUSSION SESSION (Please note: discussion sessions can be scheduled at any time.):



8. SPONSORSHIP If funds are required for this event, please list the BSA Section(s) and/or Botany 2009 partner organizations from which sponsorship has been secured.

9 . The BSA provides funding for all activities through the sectional structure.
We may consider further limited support in some instances. If funding is requested from the BSA, please specify the amount:

Deadline for submission of proposals is: April 1, 2009

This request will be sent electronically by pressing the "Submit Proposal" button. Pressing this button sends your proposal via e-mail to the Society Program Directors and BSA Conference Manager noted below.

For additional information or questions, contact:

Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America
(614) 899-9356

For additional information or questions, please contact the appropriate program director:

Marc Cubeta, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 - (919) 513-1227,

Karen Renzaglia, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 - (618) 453-3229,

Michael Windham, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 - (919) 660-7293,

Patrick Herendeen, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL 60022 - (847) 835-6956,

David Spooner, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 - (608) 890-0309,

And/Or your sponsoring BSA Sectional Program Chair (

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