IOCC 7, KEW
This was our last major event before the world went into lockdown. With 180 delegates from six continents. The theme was "Orchid conservation - the next generation", and we were delighted to offer bursaries to 12 early-career scientists from low- to middle-income countries. A highlight was the collaboration of the Conservation Planning Specialist Group, who organised a workshop at the Congress.
Conference booklet (programme and abstracts) available here
IOCC 6, HONG KONG
With the theme "Orchid conservation - science into practice", papers from the Congress were published as a special issue of Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. As a result of the Congress, we formed two new subgroups, focusing on trade and molecular identification, and the OSG newsletter was relaunched.
THE FIRST CONGRESS
FIRST INTERNATIONAL ORCHID CONSERVATION CONGRESS
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 2000
Hosted by Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the first congress in this flagship series resulted in the publication of Orchid conservation (2003) (ISBN 983-812-078-2).