Call for Workshops

Society for Economic Botany Conference 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals

June 2-6, Cincinnati, Ohio

Workshop Application Deadline: February 1, 2019


We invite you to submit an educational workshop for the 2019 Society for Economic Botany meeting. The theme of the meeting is, “The Future of Forests: Perspectives from Indigenous People, Traditional Practices and Conservation,” but all workshop ideas are welcome. Workshops are informal, interactive gatherings of people of similar interests. We welcome creative workshop formats. Each workshop proposal should specify duration and breaks as necessary.


We are especially interested in organizers proposing workshops related to the theme of the meeting, but we also welcome novel topics on other emerging themes, as well.

Examples of previous years’ workshop topics include:

  • Laboratory or Investigator Websites
  • Nature Journaling
  • Taste, Smell, Touch & Sound for Plant Identification
  • Knowing Nature: Classroom Observations
  • Wood Turning Demonstration
  • Weaving Together Ethnobotany
  • Student Involvement in the Society
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Connecting Students to Ecology Through Culture: An Ethnobiological Approach
  • Economic Botany: Publishing and Peer Review
  • Engaging Students & Indigenous Communities in Global Health Research
  • Caribbean Medicinal Teas & Bush Baths
  • Breeder Seed to the Grocery Shelf: GMOs and Consumer Products

Proposal: In your proposal, please specify in 300 words or less:

  1. Why this topic is important to the SEB community
  2. Proposed title and description, including learning objectives and method of delivery
  3. Organizers, and their relevant experience and expertise
  4. Predicted attendance size (a rough estimate)
  5. Preferred session format 1 ½ hours or 3 hours
  6. Budget (Anticipated costs of materials required)

Submission: Please send your workshop proposal by February 1, 2019 to Mariana Vazquez - (