FAQ

Who attends the National Native Seed Conference?

The conference is interdisciplinary with people involved with all aspects of native seed.  This includes research geneticists, seed collectors, farmers, equipment manufacturers, restoration practitioners, land managers, pollinator experts, policy makers, among others.

What will it cost to attend?

We are hoping to keep registration fees under $400.  The cost is dependent on the amount of sponsor contributions we receive.  If you would like to help support the meeting and lower registration costs, please contact us.

Will there be scholarships or volunteer opportunities to reduce costs?

To date we have received some funding from the Bureau of Land Management that will provide some travel support to early-career professionals.  More information on this will be available later.  We may have limited opportunities for volunteers to assist with the event.

Will there be field trips?

We have a few excursions in development.  Stay tuned. (The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to updates – use the form on the home page.)

Will there be opportunities to sponsor or exhibit?

Yes, we would love to talk to you about a sponsorship package.  There will be limited opportunities to exhibit, with priority given to our sponsors.

Why did you choose DC?

There are many reasons why we’ve chosen to hold this meeting in Washington, D.C.  Here’s three: (1) It’s a great city! (2) It’s an important city as the seat of power and home to Federal agencies, our government, and many non-governmental organizations (3) We want to make the meeting accessible to more people from the East

What’s that picture on the home page?

Lomatium nudicaule, barestem biscuit-root.  The photo was taken by Lynda Boyer of Heritage Seedlings. Thanks Lynda!