Society for Economic Botany Annual Meeting

James Solomon solomon at MOBOT.ORG
Wed Apr 30 15:26:06 CDT 1997

The Society for Economic Botany
MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN: Past, Present, and Future
Conference website:

Registration web site address:;
Dorm reservation deadline, May 20,1997

Conference brochure online at:

Inquiries and abstracts at WU c/o Memory Elvin-Lewis:
SEBCONF at; FAX 314 935 4422, Phone 314 935 6059.
Abstract deadline, May 5, 1996

Banquet tickets first come first serve basis,
Registration also available for day registrants.

The theme of the Society for Economic Botany meetings to be held at
Washington University and the Missouri Botanical Garden is the
'Ethnobotanical Richness of the Mississippi River Basin, Past, Present and
Future'. Meetings will be held from June 5 through the June 8 with a
Symposia on 'Missouri: a State of Economic Botanical Uniqueness' to be held
on the Thursday afternoon. The conference will be held at the School of
Business for the first two days, and at the Missouri Botanical Garden on
Saturday as is described in the following paragraph.

Registration will start on the afternoon of June 4, with a tour of the Busch
Brewery, with Busch beverages available during the registration reception.
The meeting will open on June 5 with an address by this year's Distinguished
Economic Botanist, Dr. Carlos Ochoa of the International Potato Center
(CIP), Lima, Peru and will be followed by a morning session on the theme
'The Impact of Ethnobotany on New and Evolving Crops' featuring a keynote
address 'Tapping into BioDiversity using Transgenic Approaches' followed by
contributed papers on the subject. The afternoon Symposia, 'Missouri a State
of Economic Botanical Uniqueness', will feature speakers discussing the Herb
Trade, the Control of Wild Crafted Herbs, Growing Allergens for Medical Use,
Commercializing Plants for Science and Industry, Homeopathy the Science and
Industry, Worldwide and the evolving Wine Industry, followed by a sponsored
wine tasting of Missouri Wines. Friday will feature subject-oriented oral
and poster sessions, the Business Meeting and a Special Session to include
both invited and contributed papers on the theme 'The Mississippi River
Basin Cultures and Their Rich Ethnobotany' followed by the Society Banquet
at Cahokia Mounds Museum, Ill. including an orientation program & tour of
the archeological sites and a menu based on an local Amerindian theme.
Events on Saturday will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden with
Workshops on 'Intellectual Property, Student Education, and Resource
Management', self guided tours, lectures by MBG Staff and a 'Medicinal Plant
Walk' by Herbalist, Cathy Crandall. Sunday Field Trips will be available
according to subscription and will include 1) WU Ecological Facility at
Tyson and MBG Shaw's Arboretum and wet land at Gray Summit 2)10th-12th
Century Amerindian petroglyphs at Washington State Park, Mo. and 3) Historic
St. Charles.

* James C. Solomon            e-mail: solomon at *
* Curator of the Herbarium    tel: (314) 577-9507             *
* Missouri Botanical Garden   fax: (314) 577-9596             *
* P.O. Box 299                                                *
* St. Louis, Missouri  63166                                  *

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