We know money is tight! It is everywhere! But....Don't let that stop you from attending what is one of your best professional development investments!
Scientists from all over the world will gather to share, teach, learn and network...you can't afford to miss this conference!

To make attending more affordable we offer some solutions and suggestions

Register Early!

We have worked hard to roll back the early conference registration rates to the Botany 2006 level - therefore, you can save significantly if you register before the June 30th Early Registration Deadline - Details Here - Save even more if you are a member of one of the participating Societies....There are benefits in membership that go beyond saving money. For example - check out what the BSA has to offer - Here!

Getting to the Conference
By Air

Jet Blue - JetBlue that offers attendees a 5% discount of the lowest available fare by booking with Jet Blue online.

Delta - Salt Lake City is a Delta Hub....Delta Best Fare Guarantee - Book your flight at Delta.com

Southwest - Always a good deal - Fare Sale going on Now

Take the scenic route!

Amtrak is always an option - travel by train though some amazing scenery!

Rent a Car

Avis - Once again we have partnered with Avis to provide a discount for attendees renting a car through Avis...."With great discounts and the highest levels of service, there is never been a better reason to rent with Avis!"
Call them 800-331-1600 or click on the logo and use the AWD Number J955218 to get the best deal!

Airport Shuttle - Round trip - $45.00 per person....One way $30.00

Arrangements have been made with Snowbird to provide a shuttle from Salt Lake City Airport to Snowbird - Reservations may be made through clicking or calling Snowbird Central Reservation (800-453-3000) up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Walk-ups will be accepted on a space available basis at the Canyon Transportation desk located in the baggage claim area of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Cancellations received within 48 hours are non-refundable.


Condos for many! Rooms for one! - Several different price points have been negotiated to benefit you the attendee.....choose the option that is best for you...but reserve your choice early - selections may be limited!

Need a roommate....Our roommate matching service is free - Make new friends or bring your own!

Eat for Cheap!

Bring your own lunch - The Condo Options offer a full kitchen...there is a small grocery store - General Gritts - in the Snowbrd Center (level 1)...with a deli counter and a liquor and wine store.

Sign up for Ticketed Events - Some Highlights!
Monday - The Student Involvement in Botany Luncheon
Gather with new and old friends for lunch and networking. all are welcome - Learn how you can support Botany and what Botany can do for you! - Student Price: $5.00

Barbeque - Dinner, Dancing and Music Be prepared to have fun….food and music by Hearts Gone Wild ….in the mountain air! Barbeque Dinner Buffet 7:00 - 8:00 - Dancing and music until 10:00 - $30.00 - Students $15.00

Tuesday - Women in Science Luncheon
Enjoy lunch and networking – speaker to be announced (Men in Botany are welcome as well!)12:00 pm to 1:00 pm $30.00 Students $15.00

Snowbird has a variety of dining and nightlife options check here
Special arrangements with Snowbird to provide inexpensive dining options - details to come on special price fixe meals to be offered at different dining establishments.
Stay tuned for more special Botany & Mycology Events!

Especially for Students

Apply to work...we need your help...you need the cash...it's a win-win!

Some Travel Money is available - but deadlines are looming!

ASPT Student Travel Grants
BSA Student Travel Awards

UMEB Grants - See if you Qualify

Make it a family vacation

Coming Soon - Camp Snowbird - Information for the kids to have fun while you participate in the conference.

Come early - Stay late...

The mountains of Utah should be declared a national treasure! Come and Explore - There is so much to see and do....suggested websites:




For additional information or questions, please contact:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America
(740) 927-8501
E-mail: johanne@botany.org