Invitation Letter

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Welcome to IBC 2017, October 2015

Invitation Letter  

 On behalf of the Botanical Society of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, we are delighted to invite you to Shenzhen, China, for the XIX International Botanical Congress, to be held 23-29 July 2017.

The Congress will bring together practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in plant sciences and their applications. In the tradition of previous IBC meetings, the program for the XIX Congress will include topics not only from various aspects of the plant sciences, including taxonomy and evolution, ecology, genetics and physiology, molecular biology, genomics, agriculture, and the related fields, but also those from research that bridges disciplines and integrates multiple disciplines.

China is an unique and unparalleled place to any botanist and visitor for exiting experiences! It is the only country with continuous connection of tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal vegetation. Not only are there numerous relict and recent taxa, but also species rich lineages and a succession of vegetation types that range from tropical rainforest to alpine tundra.

According to a recent study, Shenzhen City ranks first in urban competitiveness in China. It showcases the great success of China during the era of reform and openness. In little more than 30 years, the city has been transformed from a small fishing village to an international metropolis of more than 12 million inhabitants, the majority being immigrants from across the country, bringing with them a diversity of cultures, ideas and cuisines. We hope that you will take part in the Congress and seize the many opportunities to enjoy the rich diversity of Shenzhen and China.

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

 

From the XIX IBC Organizing Committee

 

First Circular

The Botanical Society of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government invite you to Shenzhen, China, in July 2017 to participate in the XIX International Botanical Congress (IBC2017).

China has a rich diversity of vegetation types, ranging from tropical rainforests in the south to taiga forests in the north, to tundra on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, also known as the world's third pole. The continuous mountain ranges that stretch from the northeast to the southwest are not only evolutionary centers for young plant groups, but also refugia for ancient lineages. As one of the world's fastest-growing economies, China is also the world's fastest-growing supporter of scientific research. Recent decades have witnessed remarkable achievements in many scientific areas including plant sciences. China provides unique opportunities for the botanical visitor to experience an unforgettable assemblage of plants.

Shenzhen is a fantastic model of green urban development. The city has evolved from a small fishing village in the 1980s to a major international metropolis within three decades. Shenzhen is now a city of over 12 million people, the majority being immigrants from throughout China. The city is vital, creative, innovative and modern and is designed for fast growth. It has splendid cultural diversity and a range of events and activities that offer something for everyone. It is a beautiful green city with marvelous views of blooming street trees, nearby mountains, and shining seas.

The Botanical Society of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government are eager to welcome plant scientists from around the world to the 2017 IBC for an intellectually stimulating and socially memorable occasion.The Botanical Society of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government are eager to welcome plant scientists from around the world to the 2017 IBC for an intellectually stimulating and socially memorable occasion.


Congress Highlights

☆ A once in every six year opportunity to showcase all aspects of the plant sciences, from biodiversity to molecular biology.
☆ Over 5000 scientists expected to attend. The Nomenclature Section to be held pre- Congress.
☆ 250 general symposia in addition to keynote and plenary sessions.
☆ China-wide field trips designed to showcase the diversity of China and its distinctive and rich flora.
☆ As the southern gateway to China, Shenzhen is connected by air and high speed rail to all major cities in China. The Congress venue is within 50 km of both the Shenzhen International Airport and the Hong Kong International Airport.


Scientific Program

Following the tradition of previous IBC meetings, the Scientific Program of the XIX IBC will cover all fields of plant sciences, including plant taxonomy and evolution, ecology, genetics and physiology, molecular biology, genomics, agriculture, and related fields. The Congress comprises plenary lectures, keynote symposia, general symposia (both oral and poster sessions), society and association meetings, discussions, and workshops.


Themes

  1. Biodiversity, Resources & Conservation
  2. Taxonomy, Phylogenetics & Evolution
  3. Ecology, Environment & Global Change
  4. Development & Physiology
  5. Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics
  6. Plants & Society

 

 

Call for Symposia

 The call for Symposia is now open at www.ibc2017.cn and will close on December 31, 2015. All prospective participants are invited to submit a proposal for a symposium that falls into one of the six broad themes. Proposed symposia that bridge two or more themes are also welcomed and encouraged. Once submitted, the proposal will be forwarded to the Organizing Committee for approval. Please begin the process by filling out the online form.

For more details, click here.

Join Mailing List

Should you prefer to join the mailing list of the congress, please click the icon " Join Mailing List" or on top-right position of the home page of the offical website: http://www.ibc2017.cn

Contact Us

Proposals or questions regarding the Congress should be sent to:

XIX IBC Congress Secretariat

Lianhua Zhilu 4, Futian District
Shenzhen 518036
P. R. China

Tel: +86-755-8307 3632
Fax: +86-755-8307 3680
E-mail: office@ibc2017.cn
Website: www.ibc2017.cn


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