The Society for Ethnobotany

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

Economic Botany 2018

Please look at the conference program now. We may need to make some minor corrections, but we cannot make substantive changes at this point. Double check to confirm your presentation details no later than Sunday, May 19, 2018, and email any minor corrections in your name or title to The final program will be printed next week and no changes can be made (digital or print) after May 19, 2018.

JUNE 3-7, 2018


Madison, Wisconsin

A Joint Conference of the Society for Economic Botany and the Society of Ethnobiology


We welcome you to join us for the 2018 Joint Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology and Society of Economic Botany. The conference will take place from June 3 – 7, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin, with most conference events held in Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The theme of 2018’s conference is Food Security, Sovereignty, & Traditional Knowledge.

Our joint conference provides a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues in your field, connect with potential research partners, and develop greater cross-cultural, cross-discipline knowledge and awareness. Conference

presenters and attendees come from a variety of fields and backgrounds, including academic faculty and students, Native/Indigenous community members, government personnel, museum staff, and individuals from private consulting and nonprofit agencies.  This year’s conference will include multiple days of oral presentations, breakout sessions, active/applied demonstrations, and cultural field trips. The conference will culminate in a joint banquet on Wednesday evening, and will include awards and talks from this year’s Distinguished Ethnobiologist and Distinguished Economic Botanist.

Abstract Submission:

Abstract submission will close March 23rd, Midnight Pacific Time. 

Registration Rates:

Early bird through March 23, Midnight Pacific time:  $100 for students, $170 for professionals
After March 23:  $150 for students, $220 for professionals