The Society for Economic Botany

Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Keynote Speakers


SEB-SoE 2023 will feature eminent speakers from across the globe!

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Robin Wall-Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, will be our opening keynote speaker. Dr. Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology. Her work and writings on restoration of ecological communities and restoration of human relationships to land has been recognized with a John Burroughs Medal and invitation to address the United Nations general assembly on the topic of healing our relationship with nature. She will hold a book signing after her lecture the evening of Sunday, June 4th.

More information on our plenary speakers, including the recipients of the Distinguished Ethnobiologist and Distinguished Economic Botanist awards, as well as our symposium speakers will be coming soon.