24 March 2009

Announcing: World Gesneriad Research Conference 2010

The Gesneriad Research Center at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce

World Gesneriad Research Conference 2010

WGRC 2010 will be a three-day scientific meeting to be held in Sarasota, Florida in September or October 2010 focused on research in Gesneriaceae. Experts and students are invited to make presentations about research on Gesneriaceae and to discuss, promote and plan for continued research-based advancements in this important plant family. Plant enthusiasts and horticulturalists will also be encouraged to attend the presentations and to
participate in discussion groups. Associated activities such as field trips will be a major part of WGRC 2010; these activities will be open to all conference attendees.

We are soliciting ideas and proposals for activities at WGRC 2010. Possible topics of interest include systematics, biogeography and ancestral range history, taxonomy and monography, pollination biology and ecology, conservation, horticulture, etc.


John L. Clark, University of Alabama
John R. Clark, Gesneriad Research Center
Eric H. Roalson, Washington State University
Laurence E. Skog, Smithsonian Institution

Bruce K. Holst, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Jeanne Katzenstein, The Gesneriad Society, Inc.
Melissa McDowell, Suncoast Chapter, The Gesneriad Society, Inc.
Peter Shalit, The Gesneriad Society, Inc.


To participate and/or to receive additional information please send an email to the Committee Chair, John R. Clark, at gesneriadresearch@gmail.com by 15 April 2009 with the following information:

Name, Institution, mailing and email address, current position.

Research Interests.

Symposia concept(s).

How you wish to participate (poster, oral presentation, symposium chair, other).

Which month you prefer the conference to be held (September or October 2010).

Potential conflicts that should be considered (e.g., other meetings).

NOTE: Please forward this mailing to other researchers and students that may be interested in participating. You may receive this message more than once.


WGRC 2010 Steering Committee