Call for Proposals

Proposal submissions ARE NOW CLOSED
Proposal deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED: 1 March 2021

For those who submitted an abstract during the spring 2020 call, you do not need to submit an abstract again. We will review your abstract proposal as part of the second call unless you email us that you want your abstract withdrawn. If you do not register for the conference the ISHS abstract submission fee can be refunded to you.

The symposium organizers invite authors to submit abstracts for oral, poster and workshop presentations under the themes listed below with illustrations of the kinds of topics we are looking for, but it is not limited to these examples:

Horticulture and Human Culture

  • Role of horticulture in evolution of humans physically, mentally and socially
  • Impact as seen in the arts, music, religion, language, and evolution of cultures

Horticulture and the Community

  • Healthy communities through horticulture from crime prevention to tourism
  • Urban planning for food production and social enhancement
  • Environmental health and human health through horticulture

Horticulture and the Individual

  • Preventative and therapeutic uses of horticulture in everyday life
  • Horticultural Therapy: a treatment modality and evidence-based practice

Theoretical Frameworks for Research

Discuss how and why horticulture impacts physical, mental, psychological, social, and spiritual health

Application of research on horticulture and human well-being for improving life quality

  • Research changing the environment in which we live and work
  • Research changing how we stay healthy and how we conduct therapy and rehabilitation

Working together to advance the application of horticulture to human well-being  

  • Reports from associations and societies across the world
  • Role of computers, social media and information technology to advance our mission
  • Develop international understandings of terminology and collaborations in research

Please note that young scientists are encouraged to participate. The ISHS presents two Young Minds Awards one for best oral and one for best poster for junior scientists. For further information click here.

Proposal submissions are now open: please read about the guidelines and the submission instructions.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2021 – Now closed!