2024 OIPC & OPWG Conferences

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is excited to present the Ontario Invasive Plant Conference and the Ontario Phragmites Working Group Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 18th and Thursday January 25th, respectively. These events will be occurring virtually using our industry leading virtual outreach and networking software, Remo!

The 2024 OIPC conference and OPWG meeting theme is Finding a Balance! Our conference will examine the importance of finding a balanced approach to invasive plant management by taking into account different perspectives, management approaches, and goals. This event will encourage people to broaden their perspectives and cooperate to find a balance towards healthy ecosystems and biodiversity in a changing climate. There will be opportunities to explore strategies, programs, and partnerships. This can lead to an integrated and balanced approach towards the management of invasive plants.

Each year, this unique two-day event brings together professionals and passionate citizens from across Ontario and beyond. This interactive event is both a learning opportunity and a great chance to network with others working in the field of invasive plant management. We are excited to support connections in this online venue and have made sure that you will have time to meet with your peers and our sponsors. This conference is an excellent opportunity for municipalities, government agencies, NGO’s, academics, students, and citizen scientists to learn, take part in discussions and to meet others who are knowledgeable and passionate about invasive plant management.

Watch this page for event details such as session times, speakers and descriptions as information becomes available.


  • Wednesday, January 18th, 2024 – 9:00am to 6:00pm (EST)– Ontario Invasive Plant Council Conference
  • Wednesday, January 25th, 2024 – 9:00am to 6:00pm (EST)– Ontario Phragmites Working Group Annual Meeting, covering new information and techniques for control of Invasive Phragmites.
  • OIPC members receive a discounted rate. Memberships purchased will be valid until March 31st, 2025.
  • Early Bird deadline is 5PM on December 15th, 2023! Don’t miss out!

The 2024 OIPC & OPWG Agendas will be available soon. Watch this page for updates!

Before the event, you will be emailed instructions on how to access the conference(s) and how to navigate the virtual platform.

Conference fees help the OIPC deliver on our mission to provide a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants through the variety of resources and products we create, such as best management practices, grow me instead guides, webinars and training opportunities.


Early-bird sales end on December 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Early-bird OIPC Conference (OIPC Member)$120
Early-bird OIPC Conference (Non- Member)$170
Early-bird OPWG Conference (OIPC Member)$75
Early-bird OPWG Conference (Non-Member)$100
Early-bird OIPC & OPWG Conferences (OIPC Member)$160
Early-bird OIPC & OPWG Conferences (Non- Member)$210

Regular prices begin on December 16th, 2023

Regular OIPC Conference (OIPC Member)$145
Regular OIPC Conference (Non- Member)$200
Regular OPWG Conference (OIPC Member)$95
Regular OPWG Conference (Non-Member)$120
Regular OIPC & OPWG Conferences (OIPC Member)$185
Regular OIPC & OPWG Conferences (Non- Member)$245

In addition to our discounted rates for OIPC members we are pleased to offer discounts for several of our attendees.

OIPC Members: OIPC members receive a discounted rate to the OIPC Conference. Not a member? Select a membership option as an add-on to your registration to receive the discount.

Indigenous Peoples: Please use the code INDIGENOUSVOICES at checkout to receive a FREE ticket to this event .

Students: Please use the code STUDENT50 at checkout to receive 50% off your ticket to this event. Please ensure that you use your student email when purchasing your ticket.

Dedicated Volunteers: Please have your organization contact us by emailing Info@OnInvasives.ca to request a discount code for your volunteer group to receive 50% off registration!

Groups of 3 or more: Email Info@OnInvasives.ca to request a discount code and receive 25% off registration for multiple attendees participating from the same organization .

Questions? Send your questions to Info@OnInvasives.ca and we will quickly get back to you.