Save the Date: Invasive Species Research Conference 2020

Save the date! We invite invasive species researchers and practitioners, working on any taxonomic group, across the Pacific Northwest and beyond to join us August 18 - 20, 2020, at the Invasive Species Research Conference 2020 - Turning Science into Action


The Invasive Species Council of BC convened the first Invasive Plant Research Conference in 2011 along with compiling an online research database of recent and current research projects on invasive plants as related to BC.  The goal of the online database was to provide easy access to recent research. The Research Conference was deemed successful for both academic researchers and practitioners by linking science with operations.  Based on the 2011 Research Conference, the BC Research Road Map was created to identify the future needs and priorities for invasive plant research relevant to BC. 

To build upon this work, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the Invasive Species Council of BC co-hosted the Invasive Species Research Conference 2017 which took place June 20 - 22, 2017 in Kamloops, BC.  

We invite you to be part of the next Invasive Species Research Conference 2020 - Turning Science into Action, taking place in Kelowna, BC, August 18 - 20, 2020.

About the Conference

The Invasive Species Research Conference will take place over two days, August 18 - 19, 2020, with the option of participating in field trips on the third day, August 20, 2020. The Conference format will include two keynote presentations, a series of themed concurrent presentations, a poster session and more.

Why Attend

The Invasive Species Research Conference brings together scientific researchers, manager and practitioners and features two very well respected keynote speakers, in addition to a series of oral and poster presentations, lightning talks, invasive species field trips and more - all in the beautiful, sunny location of Kelowna, BC. Invasive species researchers and practitioners from across the Pacific North-West are invited to participate and to submit scientific research abstracts for presentations at the Invasive Species Research Conference 2020. In addition to learning and sharing information, attendees benefit from networking and the opportunity to plan potential collaborations with fellow attendees.


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be accepted from late January 2020.

Further Information

For any inquiries into sponsorship or abstracts, please contact Allyson Blake at

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