The 15th annual membership meeting of the Society of Herbarium Curators is scheduled to be held during July 27-31 as part of the Virtual Botany Conference 2020. In addition to the annual membership meeting, SHC has organized a half-day symposium entitled Biodiversity Research Collecting Is More Important Than Ever—Ushering in a Collecting Renaissance. When more details are available about the timing of the SHC meeting and symposium, an announcement will be made.
PAST MEETING HOSTS AND LOCATIONS
2019 – Tuscon, Arizona; July 30
2018 – Rochester, Minnesota; June 21
2017 – Fort Worth, Texas; June 27
2016 – Savannah, Georgia; July 28 – Aug 3 with BSA
2015 – Edmonton, Canada; July 25 – 29 with BSA
2014 – Boise, Idaho; July 26 – 30 with BSA
2013 – New Orleans, Louisiana; July 27 – 31 with Botanical Society of America
2012 – Athens, Georgia with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2011 – April, Huntsville, Alabama with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2010 – April 9, Asheville, North Carolina with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2009 – April 3, Birmingham, Alabama with the Association of Southeastern Biologists 2008 – April 18, Spartanburg, South Carolina with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2007 – April 20, Columbia, South Carolina with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2006 – March 31, Gatlinburg, Tennessee with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2005 – April 15, Florence Alabama with the Association of Southeastern Biologists
2004 – formed July 4th.
For the previous decade prior to 2004, the Southeastern Herbarium Curator’s Committee, a group of curators in the southeastern United States, informally met with the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB). The group organized a symposium entitled “The Future of Plant Collections in the Southeast” in 2001 and the concept for the expansion of this
organization was developed in the ensuing workshop. Through efforts spearheaded by John Herr at the University of South Carolina, Michael Woods at Troy University, and Dan Evans at Marshall University, the group developed a constitution and formally organized as SHC on July 4, 2004. ASB and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society (SABS) have recognized SHC as an affiliate society.