* In order to provide as safe an experience as possible, we are limiting in-person attendance to 60 in an auditorium that can accommodate 120 people. This will allow for social distancing. Mask wearing will be mandatory for all attendees for indoor portions of the conference. Virtual registrations will be available to 500 participants.
IN PERSON LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn 7810 Walker Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland, 20770
VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS: All registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.
Saturday Morning. Doors Opens & Check Ins: 8:00 a.m.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual & In Person*
Saturday Evening 5:30 – 8:00 PM Social and Dinner*
Sunday Morning (Virtual only) No access to the hotel.
Field trips are open to all who register for the in person registration*. Participants will select their choice on the morning of the conference.
Saturday (repeated on Sunday) 1:00 – 5:00 PM Field Trips*
Registration for field trips will happen at the in-person session on Saturday.
Sam Droege, USGS Bee Lab and native plant nursery
Damien Ossi, Greenbelt Forest (Sunday only)
FULL REGISTRATION FEE (Includes all in-person and virtual presentations, field trips, breakfast, bag lunch, and dinner)
VIRTUAL ONLY REGISTRATION (webinar access only)
+ members of other native plant societies may register at members rate
Refund Policy: If you must cancel your registration, a refund of 50% of the registration fees will be issued for cancellations made by September 10; no refunds for cancellations made on or after September 11.
If MNPS cancels the In Person Activities, those who paid the Full Registration Fee will be provided a partial refund equal to the difference between the Full and Virtual Fees.
August 29, 2020. First virtual annual conference.
From Marshes to Meadows: Exploring Maryland's Native Grasslands. Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Estes, Director, Southeast Grasslands Initiative.
Speaker Information Form