July 25 – 29, 2009


FIELD TRIP Proposal Submission Form

Conference Overview & Sectional Sponsorship (Deadline: November 15, 2008)

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).

Members of all participating societies are encouraged to organize and lead scientific field trips at the annual meeting. Scientific field trips can be either theme-based or more general in scope. In addition, field trips can be single-day or multi-day events and typically take place on the days before or after the paper, poster, and symposium sessions.

Field trips are ticketed events and generally have limited enrollments. Careful consideration must be given to logistical issues. Field trip organizers will work closely with a Local Field Trip Coordinator, who will also solicit field trip ideas from local and regional botanists.

Submission of Field Trip Proposals (Deadline: November 15, 2008)

Proposals for field trips should include the following: 1) your name and email, 2) title of the field trip, 3) name and contact information for the organizer or organizers, 4) a brief description of the field trip, 4) preferred day(s) of the field trip, 4) special needs and enrollment limit, 5) tentative budget (e.g. lunches, admission fees, printing of field guides and etc. as well as hotel rooms if necessary, an estimated cost per participant). The Conference Director will coordinate the transportation for all the trips as a package to get the most economical costs for each trip but the proposal should include the type of transportation appropriate for the area. (Full size bus, van, cars, etc.)

Submission of field trip proposals should be carried out on-line using this “Electronic Field Trip Proposal Submission Form” Copies of the proposals will be sent electronically to the sender, the BSA Conference Director, and the BSA Program Director. The deadline for receiving field trip proposals is: November 15, 2008.

Botany & Mycology 2009 Field Trip Proposal Submission Form

1. Your Name
Your email Address


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

4. BRIEF DESCRIPTION of the field trip

5. PREFFERED day(s) of the field trip (please note, Sunday is reserved for business meetings and workshops)

This should include all logistical concerns for organizing the field trip, e.g., strenuousness of trip, special personal gear needed or recommended, etc and type of transportation needed.


This should include all travel and food items, with an estimated cost per participant and potential sponsors
Deadline for submission of proposals is: November 15, 2008

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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