We’re excited to welcome ethnobiologists from around the world to this year’s Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting. Our gathering will be on the beautiful ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people, on the University of British Columbia campus.


Our conference theme “Voices” recognizes the many ways ethnobiological knowledge is communicated and promoted through stories, songs, language, and activism.  At this year’s meeting, we hope to create spaces where people can comfortably add their voice to the many possible ethnobiological conversations.   In addition to the usual high-calibre delivered paper and poster sessions, we will have 

  • Sessions with longer time slots dedicated to story-telling
  • A space where Elders can gather and share knowledge
  • Innovative workshops on topics such as Salish weaving, Indigenous mapping projects, and archaeobotanical identifications
  • A banquet at Musqueam First Nation, including tours of the Nation’s cultural center and surrounding reserve
  • Four field trips highlighting the ways in which the deep history of the people of the Northwest is written on the landscape
  • A film screening
  • Local Indigenous foods peppered throughout (feel free to bring foods to share! - contact the organizers).

If you have any questions or ideas to share, feel free to contact the following people:

General inquires:  conference@ethnobiology.org, dlepofsk@sfu.ca

Workshops: madi.donald@gmail.com

Childcare: conference@ethnobiology.org

Posters: julie_nielsen@sfu.ca

Contributing traditional food to share: leighjennyjoseph@gmail.com

Travel visas: conference@ethnobiology.org


We look forward to gathering with you in Vancouver, and celebrating the many voices of Ethnobiology.


- Daisy Rosenblum, Sarah Walshaw, Dana Lepofsky