We love to see our young ethnobiologists at the annual conference, and they are welcome (free of charge, of course, including at the banquet). We also welcome caregivers to attend the conference (without a registration fee).

We are planning on offering a child-friendly space, that will be available throughout the day during the conference. The space will be an inviting atmosphere where kids of all ages (accompanied by a caregiver) can take a break. Coloring, crafts, games, storytelling, and even a daily outdoor activity will be there to help your child(ren) have a great experience at the Conference.

Our children/family space will not be staffed by a licensed childcare provider, however, as it is not feasible for us to offer full daycare/nanny services. If you need that, please make arrangements directly with a daycare center (you can find many using Google search) before coming to the conference. If you have questions or need help finding childcare, please email us at and we will do our best to refer you to local resources.