Programme

The 58th SEB Annual Meeting and the 2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting on Ethnobiology will take place consecutively from June 5 to June 8. The meeting as a whole will be structured around the main theme Living in a global world: ethnobotany, local knowledge and sustainability and promotes:

  • Two types of sessions: symposia and workshops
  • Plenary lectures by invited key speakers
  • DEB lecture
  • A full day (Wednesday, June 7th) dedicated to field trips promoting interaction among participants and detailed knowledge about local agrobiodiversity, significant landscape and cultural heritage
  • Posters on display during the meeting
  • Post meeting optional field trips

This structure will permit motivating opportunities for the international research community to learn about, develop, change and discuss the knowledge and tools for responding effectively to challenges and supporting transformation towards sustainability in the coming decades.

A Porto-de-Honra (Port-wine degustation), Student Social Event and other initiatives such as wine and local products degustation, music and dance, as well as, a Gala dinner will also take place on the evenings of Monday 5 June, Tuesday 6 June and Thursday 8 June.

Provisional schedule

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

 09h00-16h00  SEB Council Meeting
10h00-17h30 14th Biocultural Collections Meeting
17h00-19h00  Registration opens

Monday, June 5th

08h00 Registration opens
09h00 Opening ceremony
09h15 Biocultural Diversity in Trás-os-Montes: Carlos Aguiar & João Azevedo
09h45 Plenary lecture. Invited keynote speaker: Ina Vandebroek
10h15 Coffee break
10h45 Plenary lecture. Invited keynote speaker: Rainer Bussmann
11h15 Symposia parallel sessions
13h00 Lunch
14h30 Symposia parallel sessions
16h30 Coffee break
17h00 Symposia parallel sessions
19h00 Pause
20h00 Opening night reception: Porto de Honra

Tuesday, June 6th

09h00 Plenary lecture. Invited keynote speaker: Victoria Reys-Garcia
09h45 Plenary lecture. Invited keynote speaker: Ullysses Albuquerque
10h15 Coffee break
10h45 2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting on Ethnobiology (II EHPE)
13h00 Lunch
14h00 Workshops / II EHPE/Symposia
16h30 Coffee break
17h00 Workshops
19h00 Pause
20h00 Music, wine and local produce degustation
21h30 Student Social Event

Wednesday, June 7th

09h00-19h00 Field trips

Thursday, June 8th

09h00 Plenary lecture. Invited keynote speaker: Cassandra Quave
09h45 Plenary lecture. Invited keynote speaker: Łukasz Łuczaj
10h15 Coffee break
10h45 Symposia parallel sessions
13h00 Lunch
14h30 Symposia parallel sessions
16h30 Coffee break
17h00 SEB business meeting/Symposia sessions
18h00 Distinguished Economic Botanist Lecture: Professor Roy Ellen
19h00 Pause
20h00 Gala Dinner and Awards. Closing Ceremony

Friday, June 9th

Optional post conference trip going back home (e.g. Douro River Cruise from Régua to Porto, wine tourism for those travelling by Porto; Miranda do Douro-Salamanca, for those travelling by Madrid).

Montados do Redondo, Alentejo, Portugal, Cork Tour. More information, please contact Trish Flaster flastersprint@earthlink.net