Native Seed Network Presents

2023 Native Seed Conference

March 27-30, 2023 | Washington DC Metro Area

NNSC 2023 Recordings Available!

About the Conference

March 27-30, 2023 | Washington D.C. Metro Area

Cultivating the Restoration Supply Chain

The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials.

The 2023 National Native Seed Conference is dedicated to the science, practice, and policy of producing and effectively using native seed. The conference supports the America the Beautiful Executive Order, National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

  • Workshops in seed mix design, seed transfer zones, and more
  • Regional Seed Partnership/Network convocation
  • Industry exhibitors and presentations
  • Plenary speakers
  • Three session days (talks, posters and exhibitors)
  • Poster session & social
  • Social at U.S. Botanic Garden

Conference sessions will cover several topics, including:

  • Wild seed collection
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Industry and seed production
  • Seed based restoration
  • Partnerships (local, regional, and global)
  • Pollinators and wildlife
  • Climate change
  • Rare species conservation
  • Genetics
  • Policies and opportunities
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Seed quality, dormancy, and germination