Since its inception the Society has held an annual gathering or symposium.

In 1991, the Native Plant Society of Texas initiated an educational project designed to explore the ecology of the many vegetation regions of Texas, through a series of symposia undertaken in conjunction with its annual members’ meeting. Each year, usually on the third Saturday of October, the meeting convenes in a different region, which will be the focus of that year’s symposium. Field trips to sites in the vicinity complement the talks, and papers presented at each symposium are published as a symposium proceedings. While the symposium may be of special interest to our members, it is also open to the public.

In addition the Society frequently holds a Spring Symposium in conjunction with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Below are links to information about recent symposia.

2007 Texas Prairies, Georgetown
2008 The Big Thicket, Jasper
2009 People and Prairies — Partners, Wichita Falls
2010 Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration, Denton
2011 Coastal Prairies and Marshes, Houston
2012 Texas Hill Country — a Changing Landscape, Kerrville
2013 South Texas – Beach to Brush Country, Corpus Christi
2014 Four Corners, Texarkana
2015 Austin