The Society for Economic Botany

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

SEB Virtual Events and Recordings

In 2021 SEB pivoted from an in-person conference to several virtual events throughout the year. There was a Spring, Summer, and Fall mini-symposia, providing opportunities for SEB members to share research and ideas to the global ethnobiology community. Just as important, it created multiple opportunities for us to come together to foster stronger, continued connections among the SEB community throughout the year. 

An additional benefit to hosting online-only meetings for 2021 is that it provided greater opportunities for our members, distributed throughout the world, to come together. We see this as a tremendous chance to reach more people. In spite of the myriad benefits of in-person conferences―generating excitement for new research ideas, reconnecting with long-distance friends or building new friendships, opportunities for chance meetings that lead to successful collaborations, staying focused on the conference without the distractions of daily life―the travel costs for in-person conferences often present an impassable barrier to many members. In addition, creative approaches to online symposia can return at least some of those benefits to us. That has inspired us to look for ways to continue offering some level of online access even for future primarily in-person conferences beyond 2021 and we are proud to present a hybrid conference for 2022.

To see recordings of past virtual events please see the menu to the left. As we present more virtual content throughout the year the recordings will continue to be added to this menu.