The Society for Ethnobotany

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

Economic Botany Past Conferences

2019 : The 60th Annual Meeting     June 2- June 6, 2019 
Symposium: The Future of Forests: Perspectives from Indigenous People, Traditional Practices and Conservation
Meeting Website | Registration Opens in 2019 

In 2019, the 60th SEB Annual Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2018 : The 59th Annual Meeting     June 3- June 7, 2018
Meeting Website 

In 2018, the 59th SEB Annual Meeting will be held for the first time in Madison, Wisconsin, located iat the Memorial Union on the UW-Madison Campus. This will be a joint conference for the Society for Economic Botany and the Society of Ethnobiology!

: The 58th Annual Meeting     June 4- June 9, 2017
Symposium: Living in a global world: ethnobotany, local knowledge and sustainability
Meeting Website | Registration

In 2017, the 58th SEB Annual Meeting will be held for the first time in Bragança, Portugal, located in the Iberian Peninsula.

The 58th SEB Annual Meeting is organized by the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), in Portugal, and the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) with the active involvement of local, national and international institutions.



2005 : The 46th Annual Meeting     June 5- June 9, 2005
Symposium: Pharmacopeia of Indigenous Peoples: the Polynesian and Micronesian Pacific
Scientific Program | Participants | Poster

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

2004 : The 45th Annual Meeting     June 13 - June 17, 2004
With the 8th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnobiology
The Department of Anthropology of the University of Kent at Canterbury

2003 : The 44th Annual Meeting    June 2 - June 5, 2003
Symposia 1 - Ethnobotany of the Sonoran Desert and Vicinity, Symposia 2 - Ethnobotany of Southern Mexico
Scientific Program

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona

2002 : The 43rd Annual Meeting    June 22 - June 27, 2002
Symposium "Origins, Evolution, and Conservation of Crop Plants: A Molecular Approach"
Scientific Program

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York

2001 : The 42nd Annual Meeting     May 28 - June 2, 2001
Joint meeting with the International Society for Ethnopharmacology
Scientific Program | Poster

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

2000 : The 41st Annual Meeting      June 20 - June 23, 2000
Symposium: "Roots in the Past, Seeds of Tomorrow: Sowing the Future of Economic Botany"
Scientific Program | Abstracts

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

1999 : The 40th Annual Meeting    ...
Joint meeting with the XVI International Botanical Congress
Symposia 1: "Ecological Ethnobotany: Multi-Level Plant/People Interactions"
Symposia 2: "Anthropogenic Plant Migrations: Habitat Transformations by Overt and Inadvertent Introductions"
(General Symposium co-sponsored by the Economic Botany Section of the BSA and the Society for Economic Botany)

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

1998 : The 39th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Palms and People"

University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

1997 : The 38th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Plant Resources of the Mississippi Valley"

St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

1996 : The 37th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Food, Medicine, and Health"

London College, London, England

1995 : The 36th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Biodiversity Prospecting"

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1994 : The 35th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Collection and Management of Wild Useful Plants in Mexico"

Mexico City, Mexico D.F.

1993 : The 34th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Invading Species - Their Threat and Potential"

University of Miami, Miami, Florida

1992 : The 33rd Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Islands, Plants, and Polynesians"

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

1991 : The 32nd Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Urban Ecology"

Rancho Santa Anna Botanical Garden, Claremont, California

1990 : The 31st Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "The Botany ofForest Products"

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

1989 : The 30th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "The Botany of Forest Products"

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennesee

1988 : The 29th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "New Perspectives on the Origins of New World Cultivated Plants"

University of California at Davis, Davis, California

1987 : The 28th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Plants and Traditional Medicine"

University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois

1986 : The 27th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Palms"

New York Botanical Garden, New York, New York

1985 : The 26th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Economic Botany in theYear 2000"

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1984 : The 25th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Ethnobotany of the Greater Southwest"

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1983 : The 24th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Ethnobotany in the Neotropics"

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

1982 : The 23rd Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "The United States Oilseed Industry from Germplasm to Utilization"

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1981 : The 22nd Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Plants and Their Products in the Service of Man"
Joint meeting with American Society of Pharmacognosy

Boston, Massachusetts

1980 : The 21st Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Leguminosae"

Indiana University, Bloomington, Illinois

1979 : The 20th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Medicinal Plants - Past and Present"

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

1978 : The 19th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Role of Botanical Gardens in the Exploration for Useful Plants"

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

1977 : The 18th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Toxic Plants"

University of Miami (Morton Collectanea) and Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

1976 : The 17th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Crops"

University of Illinois, Urbana, illinois

1975 : The 16th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Plants and Cancer"

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

1974 : The 15th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Natural Flavoring Agents"

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1973 : The 14th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "The Natural History and Utilization of Palms"

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1972 : The 13th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "?"

University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

1971 : The 12th Annual Meeting    ...
Symposium "Search and Introduction of Economic Plants"

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

1970 : The 11th Annual Meeting    ...
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1969 : The 10th Annual Meeting    ...
The Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

1968 : The 9th Annual Meeting    ...
Joint meeting with AIBS

Ohio State University, Colombus, Ohio

1967 : The 8th Annual Meeting    ...
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

1966 : The 7th Annual Meeting    ...
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

1965 : The 6th Annual Meeting    ...
Joint meeting with American Society of Pharmacognosy

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

1964 : The 5th Annual Meeting    ...
University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill, North Carolina

1963 : The 4th Annual Meeting    ...
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

1962 : The 3rd Annual Meeting    ...
Marriot Key Bridge Motor Hotel, Washington, D.C.

1961 : The 2nd Annual Meeting    ...
Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1960 : The 1st Annual Meeting    ...
Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana