We look forward to greeting you at the XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017.

Additional Meetings and Events

A range of business meetings and other events will take place during the Congress, or in a week before or after the Congress. These meetings and events will be held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (the main Congress venue), or at other venues in the hotels and institutions nearby.

If you wish to organize an additional meeting or event, please complete the application form and submit online. The Congress secretariat will contact you to work out further details of your meeting plan. If you have any questions regarding additional meetings, please contact Dr.Lingfei Li at additional_meetings@ibc2017.cn.

The current list of approved satellite meeting could be seen as followed. The application is still ongoing and more satellite meetings are to be announced shortly.

If you have any questions regarding visa application, please contact Miss Wenjiao Chen at visa@ibc2017.cn.

ST-01: IABMS Committee Meeting
Organization: International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS)
Contact: Prof. Patrick Herendeen, pherendeen@chicagobotanic.org
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen
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The IABMS Committee Meeting occurs at the IBC to discuss and vote on the proposal, to organize the next botanical congress as well as to conduct other necessary business.

ST-02: The IABG-BGCI Joint Conference: Botanic gardens – new challenges new policies new models
Organization: International Association of Botanic Gardens and Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Contact: Prof. Linhai Zhang, linhai@scbg.ac.cn
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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In this rapidly changing world, botanic gardens are having to face up to a novel series of challenges. In this joint conference led by IABG and BGCI, we will explore new approaches and examples of botanic gardens directly applying their collections knowledge and data.

ST-03: The 14th General Meeting of International Association of Botanic Gardens
Organization: International Association of Botanic Gardens
Contact: Prof. Linhai Zhang, linhai@scbg.ac.cn
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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This business meeting of International Association of Botanic Gardens will be held to set up new plan for the future set the direction and oversee the activities. During this meeting the new IABG Council Board and president will be elected.

ST-04: Joint Society Mixer
Organization: Botanical Society of America and the Botanical Society of China
Contact: Prof. Thomas L. Rost, tlrost@ucdavis.edu
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: Afternoon (2 hours)
Venue: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen
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These two Botanical Societies wish to jointly sponsor a social mixer for the members of the two societies. This would be primarily a social event but may also include short presentations by an officer from the two societies.

ST-05: Executive Committee Meeting of IAB
Organization: International Association of Bryologists
Contact: Prof. Bernard Goffinet, bernard.goffinet@uconn.edu
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: Evening (3 hours)
Venue: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden,Shenzhen
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The International Association of Bryologists meets biennially and always also on the occasion of the International Botanical Congress and has done so since the meeting in St. Petersburg. At each meeting, the executive committee meets. We will also place a request for a reception meeting with a presentation by one award winner, and the meeting of the executive committee should precede (i.e. be two days before) the reception event.

ST-06: IAB Social Event and Award Ceremony
Organization: International Association of Bryologists
Contact: Prof. Bernard Goffinet, bernard.goffinet@uconn.edu
Date: Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Time: Evening (3 hours)
Venue: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, coffee bar
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The International Association of Bryologists meets biennially and also on the occasion of the International Congress and has done so since the ST. Petersburg meeting. 

ST-07: Council Meeting IAPT
Organization: International Association for Plant Taxonomy
Contact: Dr. Sandra Knapp, s.knapp@nhm.ac.uk
Date: Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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This Council meeting is where the outgoing IAPT Council (President Dr V. Funk) hands over to the incoming IAPT Council (President to be elected). Committee membership will be decided and responsibilities taken up for the period between Shenzhen 2017 (XIX IBC) and the next IBC (venue to be decided). The meeting will resolve on the new duties and the new budget for the organisation including plans for the transcription and publication of the Proceedings of the Nomenclature Section of the XIX IBC and details of the preparation of the Shenzhen Code.

ST-08: Conservation of Plant Biodiversity, Biodiversity and Biodiversity Climate- link
Organization: DDU GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY
Contact: Prof. Vashist N Pandey, vnpgu@yahoo.co.in
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: TAB
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Plant Conservation is a protective measure to save our biodiversity and to reduce the global carbon concentration throughout world. Plants are major natural and biological power of mother earth planet. Plant biodiversity are live telecast of mother earth planet throughout world showing different type of distributions and functions on the surface of earth in all continents viz. North America, South America, Europe Asia, Australia, and Antarctica as well as in Oceanic regions viz.Pacific Atlantic, Arctic Antarctic, and Indian Ocean. With the increase in human population (Approx. 800 m), our plant biodiversity is now become of super major concern throughout world in all habitats of the world. Habitats and their Biodiversity are now recognized as super biological power for their governance distribution and conservation of Plant Biodiversity Biodiversity and Biodiversity Climate- link. In addition, Land Agricultural, Lands Forest Gardens, and land water systems viz. Rivers, Ponds, Lakes, Streams etc. to be taken into consideration. The whole planet and their biological / Ecological System to be conserved for all living beings including humanity. It would be organized for getting the better solution from the participants throughout the globe which decides ways and means among the participating Scientists Researchers and Industrialists from different corners of the world.

ST-09: Garden Genomics Tissue Banking Workshop
Organization: Global Genome Initiative Gardens
Contact: Dr. Morgan Gostel, gostelm@si.edu
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Venue: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
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With the goal of collecting and preserving genome-quality tissue samples from at least one species belonging to each family and 50% of the genera of species on Earth. The plant branch of the tree of life can be sampled in two ways: gardens and native vegetation. GGI Gardens was founded to collect and preserve specimens from arboreta botanic gardens and greenhouses (gardens) which contain an incredible amount of plant diversity in their living collections. Of course this should be followed by expeditions to collect the missing genera but for now the program seeks to maximize the resources that are so carefully preserved in gardens around the world. GGI Gardens was initiated in January 2015 as a collaboration among five gardens in the greater Washington DC (USA) metropolitan area. Since then GGI Gardens has grown considerably through partnership with gardens from around the world greatly expanding the possible number of taxa preserved. GGI Gardens continues to expand globally to target sample and preserve vouchered plant genomes around the world. The workshop will include a presentation on the progress and future prospects of GGI Gardens a training program that will include best practices for GGI Gardens Member Organizations a strategic planning session and a discussion panel to determine partnership priorities moving forward with a focus on Chinese botanical gardens.

ST-10: Diversity of Alpine Ferns in Kenya
Organization: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Contact: Dr. Hong-mei Liu, sorolepidium@hotmail.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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The meeting is designed to review our current understanding of the afro-alpine fern and lycophyte diversity in the context of their ecology and evolution. Special emphasis is given to the need of exploration and conservation of this unique fern diversity.

ST-11: Opening Ceremony of Gesneriad Conservation Center of China (Shenzhen) and Workshop of the Gesneriad Society
Organization: The Gesneriad Society
Contact: Dr. Zhi-jing Qiu, qiuzhijing@foxmail.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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ST-12: Study Advance of Ecological System Monitoring
Organization: Shenzhen Environment Monitoring Center; Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering
Contact: Prof. Yu-yuan Huang, huangyy233@126.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017; Friday,26 July,2017
Time: 14:30-17:30 (25 July); 9:00-17:30 (26 July)
Venue: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel (25 July); Shenzhen Environmental Monitoring Center (26 July)
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With global climate change and economic development acceleration, every region ecological system have also occurred various change. Recent ten years ecosystem monitoring were put in an important position and not limit in the pollutant monitoring. Monitoring and analysis every area ecosystem dynamic change and reason especially the research on vegetation distribution situation and change the plant community structure characteristic and dynamic change regional biodiversity difference and reason are highly important and significant and is a system important task to release the aim of economic development with ecosystem structure and function gain maintain restoration and further optimization and release regional sustainable development. The session shall collect the researches in respect of ecological system monitoring technology methods and the study theory and make communication, which aim to promoting ecosystem monitoring field further effective development.

ST-13: Current hotspot and progress in ferns
Organization: Chinese Fern Society
Contact: Prof. Yue-Hong Yan, yhyan@sibs.ac.cn; Dr. Hui Wang, wanghui661@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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To invite famous and young pteridologists speak in the meeting and discuss fern progress and hotspot. The meeting will focus the area as follow: (1) diversity and conservation of ferns (2) taxonomy and evolution of ferns (3) integrative biology of ferns.

ST-14: International Organization of Paleobotany social dinner
Organization: International Organization of Paleobotany
Contact: Dr. Xiaoyan Liu, lxy_0628@163.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Venue: Foo Restaurant, Fourseasons Hotel Shenzhen (Address: 6/F of Fourseasons Hotel Shenzhen, 138 Third Road, Futian District Shenzhen, 518048, China)
Tickets: RMB ¥495

All paleobotanists will be invited but we also will use the event to encourage increased membership in the society. The meeting will be also an informal information platform e.g. to get news on the meeting of the nomenclature committee etc.

ST-15: Journal of Systematics and Evolution board meeting
Organization: Journal of Systematics and Evolution
Contact: Mrs. Yan Liang, yan.liang@ibcas.ac.cn
Date: During Congress
Time: Evening
Venue: TBA
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A board meeting to discuss opportunities, challenges, strategies, and other issues of Journal of Systematics and Evolution.

ST-16: T&F 'How To Get Published Workshop'
Organization: Taylor & Francis
Contact: Ms. Alison Paskins, alison.paskins@tandf.co.uk
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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T&F in collaboration with Richard Abbott: Primarily for early career researchers. This talk will guide new authors through the publishing process from writing the article and choosing the right journal to navigating the peer review process, and to post-publication activities to maximize impact. We will cover essential tips for article writing, how to respond to reviewer comments, and think like an editor, and using social media plus more giving a thorough understanding of the steps involved the key information sources to be aware of and what authors can be doing to help get their paper published.

ST-17: The first International Meeting of Tung Tree Cultivation and Tung Oil Utilization
Organization: China Society of Forestry, Non-wood Forest Division
Contact: Mrs. Yan Yang, 823545971@qq.com
Date: Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Time: 9:00-17:00
Venue: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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This special meeting is to bring together scientists and technologists around the world who are interested in improving tung tree cultivation technology, expanding tung oil research and application, and developing environment-friendly bioresource from tung tree.

ST-18: The 15th Annual National Symposium on Medicinal Plant and Phytomedicine of Botanical Society of China
Organization: Medicinal Plant and Phytomedicine Commission of Botanical Society of China and Shenzhen University
Contact: Prof. Lu-Qi Huang, huangluqi01@126.com
Date: Before Congress
Time: Two full day
Venue: TBA
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Plant material is an important resource for Traditional Chinese Medicine and drug research. Latest achievements and advances in molecular pharmacognosy, natural products chemistry, and pharmacology have been promoting the development of traditional Chinese medicine, ethnic medicine, and folk medicine. Meanwhile the development and the resurgence of Traditional Medicine have also increased pressure on medicinal plants. How to carry out the sustainable utilization of medicinal plants is a strategic mission of the development of Chinese medicine. This session aims to review the current status of biodiversity and conservation of medicinal plants, natural products chemistry, and industrialization of traditional medicinal plants. First class researchers from around the world will deliver presentations on the following topics: 1) Investigation and information management of medicinal plant resources; 2) Standardized manufacturing and quality evaluation of Chinese medicinal materials; 3) Research on natural small molecule drug; 4) Chemical research and industrialization of medicinal plant resources; 5) Contemporary and future big health industry development.
ST-19: Meet the author: Dr. David J. Mabberley
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Contact: Mrs. Patricia Trutescu, ptrutescu@cambridge.org
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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The purpose of this meeting is to host a meet and greet with an author who will have his new title on display at the exhibit. This author is Dr. David J. Mabberley. We would like to present delegates the chance to meet and talk with Dr. Mabberley about his new book.

ST-20: Orchids Evolution Biology
Organization: The Orchid Conservation & Research Center of Shenzhen, China (The National Orchid Conservation Center Shenzhen, China)
Contact: Mrs. Meina Wang, snow-wmn2005@163.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: Orchid Conservation Center,Shenzhen
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The meeting will focus on the two areas as followings: (1) Orchid Genome Evolution and Biodiversity; (2)The Co-evolution between Orchid and Their Pollinators. The aim of the meeting is to promote the development of orchid basic research and conservation research.

ST-21: The Phylogenetics and Origination of Angiosperms
Organization: The Orchid Conservation & Research Center of Shenzhen, China (The National Orchid Conservation Center Shenzhen, China)
Contact: Mrs. Meina Wang, snow-wmn2005@163.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: Orchid Conservation Center,Shenzhen
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The aim of the meeting is to promote the research of Origination and Evolution of Angiosperms and discuss the new research direction of the area.

ST-22: Improving Experimental Reproducibility in the Life Sciences
Organization: Bio-protocol LLC.
Contact: Mr. Aliry Chow, xinxin.zhou@bio-protocol.org
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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The lack of reproducibility in life science research is a major problem with significant impact on scientific progress and the development of effective new treatments for human disease.Key contributors to research reproducibility include the sharing of detailed peer-reviewed protocols and the unique identification of reagents features that have been sorely lacking from most life science research articles. For example one recent study revealed that 54% of materials used in an experiment are not uniquely identifiable across a broad range of the life sciences literature regardless of field of study impact factor or journal reporting requirements (PeerJ 2013). Dr. Fanglian He the Executive Editor of Bio-protocol(www.bio-protocol.org) will explain Bio-protocol’s mission to tackle this problem. Bio-protocol is an open access peer-reviewed e-journal that specializes in curating high quality life science protocols. Its goal is to identify important protocols across life science research and work with authors to develop and publish reproducible versions of their protocols. With support from thousands of outstanding researchers worldwide Bio-protocol is rapidly becoming the go-to place for high quality life sciences protocols. eLife has recently partnered with Bio-protocol to officially suggest their authors submitting a detailed protocol to Bio-protocol. And this is only the beginning. Dr. He will make the case for why you should join the

ST-23: “Flora of Pan-Himalaya” meeting
Organization: “Flora of Pan-Himalaya” Project Office
Contact: Prof. De-yuan HONG, hongdy@ibcas.ac.cn; FLPH@ibcas.ac.cn
Date: Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Shenzhen Guohui hotel
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The purpose of this meeting is to host a meet and greet with an author who will have his new title on display at the exhibit. This author is Dr. David J. Mabberley. We would like to present delegates the chance to meet and talk with Dr. Mabberley about his new book.

ST-24: Economic Aroids Workshop
Organization: National Museum of Ethnology
Contact: Prof. Peter Joesph Matthews, pjm@idc.minpaku.ac.jp
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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The convenors will present a brief overview of economic aroids (Fam. Araceae) and research on these plants, and then introduce the "Wild Taro Research Project" . We will invite cross-disciplinary collaboration for an exploration of the natural and cultural history of taro (Colocasia esculenta), other economic aroids, and their wild relatives. As a 'roundtable' workshop, all participants will be invited to consider and discuss ways in which historical, ethnobotanical, ecological, taxonomic, and genetic approaches can be integrated in order to (i) learn about crop history, (ii) identify priorities for crop development, and (iii) protect wild crop relatives and their habitats.

ST-25: Revolution imaging technology in biotanical applications
Organization: Carl Zeiss Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Contact: Mrs. Yibing Zhao, yibing.zhao@zeiss.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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Introduce the total solution of ZEISS revolution imaging technology and its biotanical applications.

ST-26: Industrial-scale therapeutic target and antibody discovery
Organization: AbMART YIYAO KEJI (SHANGHAI) CO.,LTD
Contact: Ling Yang, ling.yang@ab-mart.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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The face-to-face communication with some scientists.