The International Carnivorous Plant Society conferences occur in even numbered years on a world-spanning schedule. The rotation is North or South America / Asia, Australia, or New Zealand / Europe, Middle East, or Africa. The conferences are organized by local members and their local societies. The board of directors of the ICPS puts out a call for proposals two years in advance of a conference.
To aid organizers the ICPS maintains a Conference Manual to assist conference organizers.
The 13th ICPS International Conference will be held at the Himeji Citizens Hall in Himeji City, Japan, May 26-28, 2023. Field trips will be on May 29-31, 2023. For more information, please see:
The conference is hosted by the Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society (JCPS) with the cooperation of the Kansai Carnivorous Plant Society (KCPS), the Tokai Carnivorous Plant Society (TCPS) and the Hiroshima Carnivorous Plant Society (HCPS).
– Koji Kondo
The 12th International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference was held 3 to 5 August 2018 in Santa Rosa, California, USA. The Conference was sponsored by the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society and California Carnivores. Then from 7 to 10 August, a field trip went to northwestern California and southwestern Oregon to see Darlingtonia californica, Pinguicula macroceras, and associated ecosystems.
The 11th International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference was held 5 to 7 August 2016 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK. The conference was sponsored by The Carnivorous Plant Society. There were local field trips to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, the New Forest area in Hampshire, and Dorset.
The 10th International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference was held 18-20 July 2014 in Cairns, Australia. The conference was sponsored by The Australian Carnivorous Plant Society, The Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society, and The Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society and hosted at the The Cairns Botanic Gardens. There was a local field trip to Mount Bartle Frere and an extened field trip to the tip of Cape York. Conference Program (PDF).
The 9th International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference was sponsored by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society. The conference was held August 11-13, 2012 in Seekonk, Massachusetts, USA. There was a local field trip and an extended field trip to North Carolina.
Carnivora, the Dutch Carnivorous Plant Society and the Hortus Botanicus Leiden, the Leiden botanical gardens sponsored the 8th International Carnivorous Plant Society conference in Leiden, The Netherlands, 6-8 August 2010.
The 7th International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference, supported by the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society, was held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia, 25-30 September 2008.
The Department of Biology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frostburg State University hosted the 6th International Carnivorous Plant Congress in Maryland, USA, 1-5 June 2006.
Dionée, Association Française des Amateurs de Plantes Carnivores and Jardin Botanique, Parc de la Tête d’Or, Ville de Lyon, hosted the 5th International Carnivorous Plant Congress in Lyon, France, 17-21 June 2004. Conference Presentation Abstracts (PDF).
The Japanese Insectivorous Plant Society sponsored the 4th ICPS conference at the National Science Museum, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 21-23 June, 2002. Full Conference Proceedings (56MB PDF).
The Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society (BACPS) and the Northern California Carnivorous Plant Society (NCCPS) hosted the 2000 ICPS conference at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Friday, June, 16th through Sunday, June 18th, 2000. Conference Proceedings (PDF).
The 2nd ICPS Conference was held at the Botanical Gardens in the University of Bonn, Germany, 30 May - 1 June 1998. Full Conference Proceedings (PDF).
The 1st International Carnivorous Plant Congress was hosted by the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 16-18 May 1997. Summary in CPN (PDF).