Conference Schedule


April 21, 2018
Last day for Early Bird Registration
April 30, 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts, Oral and Poster Presentations
May 31, 2018
Last day to make reservations for accommodation at discounted price.
August 15, 2018
Last day for regular registration
August 18, 2018
Last day for conference delegates opting to do the Habitat Visit to arrive in Johannesburg
August 19, 2018
Onsite registration and one or two day registrations only.


August 19, Sunday
Visit to E. middelburgensis & E. lanatus habitat for delegates choosing this option (cost to be announced shortly), handing out of conference materials & welcome banquet. The IUCN Cycad Specialist Group has its regular meeting.
August 20, Monday
Day 1 of conference sessions
August 21, Tuesday
Day 2 of conference sessions
August 22, Wednesday
Field trip to Kruger National Park (at extra cost) or a guided tour at the Lowveld Botanical Garden.
August 23, Thursday
Day 3 of conference sessions
August 24, Friday
Day 4 of conference sessions, Prize Giving and farewell banquet.


Once all abstracts have been submitted, reviewed and accepted, a detailed program of presentations will be listed on this page. The Conference will have Plenary sessions every day and regular sessions for presentations of research projects on cycad biology in oral and poster formats. We will have one poster session on Monday, and a couple of mixers to gather around and discuss cycads. On Friday we will have a general assembly to vote for the hosts of CYCAD 2024 and discuss future cycad meetings and other topics of general interest. This year a signed copy of Douglas Goode's Cycads of Africa will be awarded for the best presentation as nominated by, and voted for by the delegates. For details on the presentations and abstracts please see the Academic program booklet when it is available.