Since its inception the Society has held an annual gathering or members’ meeting.
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, workshops and exhibits complement the presentations. While the symposium may be of special interest to our members, it is open to the public.
In some years the Society has published Symposium Proceedings which collect many of the presentations from the symposium.
In addition the Society now holds a Spring Symposium in conjunction with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
1991 Edwards Plateau, Kerrville
1992 East Texas Timberlands, Nacogdoches
1993 Midgrass-Shortgrass Prairies, San Angelo
1994 Coastal Wetlands and Estuaries, Corpus Christi
1995 Tallgrass Prairies, Waco
1996 Chihuahuan Desert, El Paso
1997 Rio Grande Plains (Brushland), Uvalde
1998 Llano Estacado and Canyonlands, Amarillo
1999 The Lower Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen
2000 Cross Timbers, Grand Prairies and the Red River Area, Denton
2001 Dawn of the 21st Century: The Texas Biome and all its Habitats, Austin
2002 Special Habitats Houston
2003 Edwards Plateau, Fredericksburg
2004 Piney Woods, Longview
2005 Trans Pecos, Big Bend Area
2006 Convergence and Diversity: Native Plants of South Central Texas, San Antonio
2007 Texas Prairies, Georgetown
2008 The Big Thicket, Jasper
2009 People, 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 Capit-O-lize on Natives: Contributions, Challenges, Conservation, Austin
2016 Conservation and Climate Change, Glen Rose
2017 Challenges of the Pineywoods: Fire, Biodiversity and Fragmentation, Huntsville
2018 South Central Texas, San Antonio