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24th Annual Cal-IPC Symposium

San Diego Convention Center

October 28-31, 2015

plus a special conference on:

Habitat Conservation Planning

October 29, 2015

San Diego Convention Center
Join us in the heart of San Diego, between Mission Bay and the historic Gaslamp Quarter!

Mark your calendars!

The 2015 Symposium will be held October 28-31 at the San Diego Convention Center, located on Mission Bay in the historic Gaslamp District. Join fellow land managers, researchers, and conservationists to catch up on the latest findings in invasive plant biology and management. In addition to the customary focus on effective program planning and tools of the trade, our 24th annual Symposium will feature a parallel one-day conference on Habitat Conservation Planning. Stay tuned for more details this Spring.

The Symposium will feature a broad range of presentations, discussion groups, trainings and field trips, with activities like our photo contest and awards mixed in. Trainings and a session on Pesticide Laws and Regulations will be held on Wednesday; sessions will be on Thursday and Friday, with the one-day parallel HCP conference on Thursday; and field trips on Saturday (Halloween!). We anticipate continuing education credits from DPR (12 hours "Other" and 2 hours "Laws & Regs". (Trainings and field trips will have additional continuing education credits.)


Sponsor the Symposium early to get the most visibility for your organization during the run up to the event!

Lodging and Registration

For lodging and other attendee information, visit the Attendees page.

Registration will open in June. For registration info, visit the Registration page.


As always, the Symposium will feature presentations on the latest research, tools, and techniques. This year, we will also have sessions featuring:

  • Desert and Baja California
  • Stopping the Next Invaders
  • Programs to Learn From
  • Working with Conservation Corps
  • UAVs (Drones) for Weed Work

Abstract submission for contributed papers and posters is open! Submit your abstract by June 15. Visit the Presenters page.

poster session
Always the year's best opportunity for land managers to network and learn!

Thanks for planning to attend! Check back in the upcoming months for specifics on registration, abstract submission, and the conference program.

See our Symposium Archive for programs, abstracts, presentations, proceedings and working group notes from previous symposia, starting from 1995!