*NEW* We have just confirmed a date and location for 2020 Exhibition Meeting. It will be held on Saturday 21st November and in a change to our usual practice we will once again be at the Natural History Museum, London. We hope to bring you a new feature this year alongside the usual talks and exhibits. Put the date in your diaries for now and watch this space for more info!
Exhibition Meeting 2019
The 2019 BSBI Annual Exhibition Meeting took place on Saturday 23rd November at the Natural History Museum, London and attracted 237 people over the course of the day. They enjoyed 41 exhibits, six full-length talks, nine lightning talks and two presidential addresses.
For everyone who was able to attend, the abstracts, floorplan and exhibitors' list below should provide a useful aide-memoir - there is so much to take in on the day, it's useful to be able to view websites and social media accounts, or email the exhibitors, once you're back home.
And if you weren't able to attend, the documents below should still be of interest and will give you a taste of what you missed:
- collated abstracts from exhibitors
- floorplan of the exhibition hall
- list of exhibitors with exhibit titles, contact details, website addresses and Twitter handles
You can see images from the day, and read what people were saying, if you click here.
This year's Exhibition Meeting Organising Team are Ciara, Ellen, George, Ian, Jodey, Kylie & Louise. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org - we look forward to hearing from you!
Exhibition Meeting 2019: programme
Click on the links to view or download pdfs of the talks:
11:15 Welcome from Sandy Knapp, Natural History Museum
11-12:30 Talks from BSBI and friends: our botanical year
Chair: Jodey Peyton (Chair, BSBI Meetings & Communications Committee)
- 11:30 Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project - Robbie Blackhall-Miles
- 11:45 BSBI Summer Meeting 2019 - David Morris (County Recorder for Oxfordshire)
- 12:00 BSBI Connemara Meeting 2019 - Helena Crouch (joint County Recorder for Somerset)
- 12:15 one-minute lightning talks from nine exhibitors
12:30-13:00 AGM of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland.
13:10-13:20 Inaugural meeting of BSBI Committee for England
15:15-16.15 Talks about BSBI Publications and Research
Chair: Ciara Dwyer (Secretary, BSBI Publications Committee)
Who can attend? What’s on?
We welcome everyone who is interested in the wild flowers of Britain and Ireland. You don't need to be a BSBI member to attend: we particularly welcome potential members who can use the meeting to find out more about BSBI. You also don't need to be a botanical expert or a professional botanist - beginners are particularly welcome.
The meeting is free to attend and exhibitor space is also free!
As well as exhibits, there are talks, including updates on BSBI projects, activities and publications, and a behind-the-scenes tour of a herbarium or plant science lab. The location changes from year to year. Visit our Exhibition Meeting archive to see examples of talks and exhibits from recent years.
BSBI Annual General Meeting
We've set aside 30 minutes before lunch for the BSBI Annual General Meeting (AGM).
If you are a BSBI member, the AGM is your chance to vote on items relating to the society’s governance. Please head over to our AGM webpage to download the agenda which is always posted at least a fortnight ahead of the meeting. You will be able to find out more about the new Trustees and Council members proposed in the agenda.
Any member can attend or can raise a matter for discussion by contacting our Company Secretary Steve Gater in advance of the AGM.
If you are not a BSBI member, you can choose to stay in the lecture theatre and listen to our discussions (although you won't be able to vote) or you can opt to visit the exhibition hall instead.