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The 16th International People Plant Symposium takes place in Reading, UK from 11th to 12th July 2024. Find out more and register your interest today.

Event name: The 16th International People Plant Symposium (IPPS)

Date: 11th-12th July 2024

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading, Berkshire, UK

Theme: Cultivation of human health through horticulture: from gardening lifestyle to professional intervention

Who is it for: All with an interest in horticulture for health; social and therapeutic horticulturists, green care sector, medical professionals, academics and researchers

Cost: £325. Early bird price of £295 available now - register your interest today. Includes lunch both days and dinner the first evening.

The IPPS is coming to the UK in July 2024. This 16th symposium will run from the 11th to the 12th of July 2024 in Reading, Berkshire.

The theme for this symposium is horticulture for health, from everyday life to professional interventions. Across the day and a half, we will hear from invited speakers and speakers who put forward papers across this theme.

We are excited to confirm the keynote address will be provided by researcher Dr Rachel Bragg, OBE supported by talks by Dr Sue Stuart Smith, author of The Well Gardened Mind and Anna Baker Cresswell from High Ground with further guest speakers to be confirmed. Alongside these invited speakers we look forward to a range of perspectives in relation to the theme being presented by both professionals from the UK and internationally.

With room for up to 200 delegates, this symposium will provide excellent opportunities for learning and networking in our quickly emerging sector. The delegate package includes lunch both days and an evening meal after the first day to enable great learning from conversations and potential new opportunities from meeting representatives from organisations across our sector.

We hope this symposium will mark another step in our journey as a sector. We hope to move towards being fully recognised for the way that we can contribute to improved societal health and acknowledgement of the skills and resources necessary for this to be achieved sustainably.

The symposium will take place at the Crowne Plaza hotel in central Reading placed next to the River Thames and providing a bright conference hall with outside green views.

Further information about delegate places and booking will be on this webpage soon. If you would like to register your interest and benefit from the early bird price of £295 please do complete the form.

Let us know if you are planning to attend. Register your interest today by completing our short form. Early bird discount is currently available for everyone registering interest.

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We are interested to receive abstracts from anyone working or researching within our sector. This will help us to collectively learn of new and inspiring ways in which horticulture and gardening can positively impact health and wellness.

For full details on submitting an abstract, download the PDF below.

Deadline for submission: 29th February 2024

Download Call for Abstracts Information

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