2022 Ontario Invasive Plant Conference

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Date(s) - Thursday, January 13 2022
All Day



The 14th Annual Ontario Invasive Plant Conference is taking place virtually on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.

This unique event is offered in conjunction with our Annual Ontario Phragmites Working Group Meeting which is occurring virtually on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022. Together, these two meetings result in a fantastic two-day event which brings together professionals and passionate citizens from across Ontario and beyond.

For the second year in a row, we’re going online using our industry leading virtual outreach and networking software, Remo!

This year, the OIPC Conference theme is Community of Knowledge! Whether referring to the experiences of practitioners or community groups on the ground, to the findings of researchers, or to the traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples and land stewards, this year’s theme will focus on showcasing the diverse community of knowledge within the Ontario invasive plant community. This year’s conference will offer an opportunity to explore the strategies, programs, technologies, partnerships, research, and worldviews which shape current and future measures of controlling invasive plants.


Keynote Speaker

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Grenz wearing red, with her hair pulled over her shoulder.

Dr. Jennifer Grenz is a researcher and Indigenous (Nlaka’pamux) Scholar, currently working in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. She has worked professionally in invasive species management for almost two decades and has recently completed a PhD, which focused on applying an Indigenous worldview to invasion biology and ecology. Dr. Grenz’s work challenges us to think differently about our role in ecosystem management, something very important as we face a rapidly changing climate. Dr. Grenz is a science communicator, weed chaser, textile artist, farmer, and proud Indigenous woman in STEM.

We look forward to sharing our other speakers soon!

Attend the 2022 OIPC Conference and OPWG Meeting

The fees to attend the conference are as follows:

Ticket TypeCost
OIPC Conference$115
OPWG Conference $70
OIPC Conference and OPWG Meeting$155
OIPC Conference$165
OPWG Conference$95
OIPC Conference and OPWG Meeting$205

These early-bird prices will only last until December 31st! Don’t miss out!

This year, we are pleased to offer discounts for several of our attendees:

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

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

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.

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to sponsor the 2022 OIPC and OPWG Conference Days? Our events attract a wide range of attendees including municipalities, government agencies, NGO’s, academics, students, and citizen scientists! We offer a variety of benefits to help get your organization in front of our attendees. Please click below to learn more about becoming a sponsor!