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Invitation to the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress of Botanic Gardens Conservation International to be hosted by the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, Switzerland, from the 26th-30th June 2017.

Botanic gardens in society: visions for the future

_DSC0287With the aim of stimulating discussion and innovative reflections on the role and relevance of botanic gardens in society, we would like to cordially invite you to the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress in 2017. The scientific programme will focus on botanic gardens’ role in solving the major environmental challenges for society – food security, water scarcity, energy, health, loss of biodiversity and climate change. Major topics will include plant conservation, education and outreach, botanic garden management challenges and communicating the big issues via landscaping, with workshops and discussion sessions organised during the course of the meeting to address specific issues. We hope that the botanic garden community, its associated horticultural experts, scientists, educators, communicators,  directors and managers will have the chance to collectively and collaboratively explore and develop different visions of botanic gardens and their core activities for the future.

We look forward to welcoming you here in Geneva in 2017.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Pierre-André Loizeau
Director of the CJBG

Dr Paul Smith
Secretary General of BGCI

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