The Society for Ethnobotany

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


During the days of scientific sessions there will be coffee/tea breaks in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Lunches and suppers are on your own in most cases, except for the opening reception, mentor lunch, and banquet.  Fortunately, there are LOTS of excellent options for food.  There are dining options within the Memorial Union and beer, brats, and popcorn available on its iconic lakeside terrace.  There are many varied food carts at lunchtime just a block away on the “Library Mall.”  Also, the entire 15-minute walk along State Street from the east end of the UW campus to Capitol Square is lined with restaurants of many cuisines from around the world, all within walking distance of the conference venue.