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2020 OIPC & OPWG Invasive Plant Conference and Annual General Meeting

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Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, Watershed Conservation Centre

1424 Clarke Rd

London, ON N5V 5B9

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Ontario Invasive Plant Council and Ontario Phragmites Working Group Invasive Plant Conference and Annual General Meeting

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The Ontario Invasive Plant Council is pleased to present their Invasive Plant Conference and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 15th at the Upper Thames River CA Watershed Conservation Centre in London, Ontario. This year's conference has been extended to combine the Ontario Phragmites Working Group Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16th at the same location. This unique two day event will bring together over 150 professionals and passionate citizens from across the province, providing information on new invasive plant projects and accomplishments. Tickets for each day are sold separately.

Tickets are available for:

  • Ontario Invasive Plant Council Conference, Annual General Meeting and Networking Social event on Wednesday, January 15th.*
  • Ontario Phragmites Working Group Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16th
  • Evening Networking event, Wednesday, January 15th.
  • Webinar access for presentations on January 15th and/or January 16th

*Tickets for the OIPC Conference include an evening networking event. Tickets for the networking event may be purchased separately.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

OIPC members receive a discounted rate. Memberships purchased will be valid until March 31st, 2021.

Early Bird deadline is December 13th. After December 13th, the ticket prices will increase by 20%.

The 2020 OIPC & OPWG Meeting Agenda will be available soon. Watch the OIPC WEBSITE for updates!

LOCATION:

Boardroom of the Upper Thames River CA Watershed Conservation Centre, 1424 Clarke Road, London ON.

Directions: Event location can be found HERE

For more information about the Watershed Conservation Centre, Click HERE

OIPC Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

January 15, 2020, 8:30am-5:00pm, Boardroom of the Watershed Conservation Centre, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA), 1424 Clarke Rd, London, Ontario

This one-day event is an excellent opportunity for management professionals, researchers and members of the public to network and engage in the topic of invasive plant control and restoration project initiatives. It will feature a broad range of speakers, topics and themes relating to current invasive species research and management projects including restoration initiatives, biocontrol updates, Phragmites management and economic impacts of invasive species.

Registration opens at 8:30 am. The Conference will be from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The ticket price includes lunch and refreshments as well as the evening networking event.

Parking is available for free on site.

OIPC Evening Networking Event

January 15, 2020, 5:30pm to 9:00pm – location to be announced.

Take this time to mingle and connect with your fellow colleagues and others actively engaged in Invasive Plant management. This is an opportunity to network while enjoying a light snack. A cash bar will be available.

Note:

• The evening networking event is included in the OIPC Conference (January 15th) ticket price and you do NOT need to purchase a ticket for this event.

• OPWG Meeting ticket holders must purchase a separate ticket to attend the networking event on the evening of January 15th.

• Separate tickets can be purchased to attend the evening social, if you wish to bring a friend or to attend this event only.

OPWG Annual Meeting

January 16, 2020, 8:30am-4:00pm, Boardroom of the Watershed Conservation Centre, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA), 1424 Clarke Rd, London, Ontario

The second day will resume in the boardroom of the UTRCA Watershed Conservation Centre, where the Ontario Phragmites Working Group (OPWG) will host its Annual Meeting. This event will bring together environmental professionals and other interested people from across Ontario to connect with others managing invasive Phragmites and to stay up-to-date on new projects and control methods. Doors open at 8:30 am.

MEMBERSHIP:

Will you support OIPC and protect Ontario’s natural legacy from invasive plants? Your membership will help us continue our great work to support municipalities, conservation authorities, environmental groups and citizens across the province to effectively combat invasive species.

Early bird membership is available until December 13th. We need your support!

ONLINE WEBINAR ACCESS:

We are offering online WEBINAR access to a portion of both the OIPC Conference (January 15th) and the OPWG Annual Meeting (January 16th). Participate in one session, or both days. The cost to participate by webinar is $40 per day for OIPC members and $80 per day for non members (You can purchase an OIPC Membership when you click on the green "tickets" icon). Webinar access on January 15th will include the afternoon speakers at the OIPC Conference. Webinar access on January 16th includes all presentations at the OPWG Annual Meeting. We hope that you can join us in this format! Please watch www.OntarioInvasivePlants.ca for a detailed list of speakers and presentations (will be available soon).

To participate, please note the following:

o The webinar is NOT being recorded; you need to be available to view it on January 15th or 16th.

o Required: built-in speaker on your computer, or plug-in headphones to hear the sound at the event

o Highly recommended: high speed internet at your location

o You will be able to hear the presentations, and see all the slides being shown, and can text questions or comments to the webinar host to forward to the speakers in each session

o All webinar registrants will receive the program agenda and access codes the day prior to the event.

The deadline to complete your WEBINAR registration is by Monday, January 13th at 5:pm.

Allergies and Dietary Restrictions:

If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions please notify Vicki at info@oninvasives.ca.

HOTELS:

Until December 27th, the OIPC has secured a small block of rooms at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, London for the nights of January 14th, 15th and 16th, ranging in price from $129 to $169. To make your reservation call 1-888-232-6747 and identify that you are with the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

BOOKMARK "https://www.ontarioinvasiveplants.ca/what-we-do/agm-and-meetings/" to stay current on all conference updates!

TABLE DISPLAY AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, making a contribution to OIPC and/or hosting a display during the conference, please email vicki@oninvasives.ca. Thank you!

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1424 Clarke Rd

London, ON N5V 5B9

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