9:00-10:20 AM  Registration, West Atrium

10:20-10:30 AM   Patrick Herendeen, Chicago Botanic Garden
            Introductory remarks

10:30-11:15 AM   Felix Grewe, The Field Museum
            Mitochondrial genome evolution: trends towards extreme complexity in the plant lineage

11:15-12:00 AM   Fay-Wei Li, Cornell University
            The ferntastic genomes reveal unique evolution of ferns and cyanobacterial symbiosis

12:00-1:15 PM   Lunch, West Atrium

1:15-2:00 PM   Quentin Cronk, University of British Columbia
            Tracking labile sex determining regions of plants using genomics and methylomics

2:00-2:45 PM   Alison Dawn Scott, University of Wisconsin
            Polyploid evolution in Sequoioideae: The dawn of redwood phylogenomics

2:45-3:30 PM   Matt Johnson, Chicago Botanic Garden
            Building a better tree and using it wisely: phylogenomic approaches in non-model organisms

3:30-4:00 PM   Coffee Break, West Atrium

4:00-4:45 PM   Emily Sessa, University of Florida
            Taming Darwin’s incubus: Phylogenetics and floral symmetry evolution of the Core Goodeniaceae

4:45-5:30 PM   Debashish Bhattacharya, Rutgers University
            Greening of our planet: the long and short story of plastid endosymbiosis

5:30-7:00 PM   Mixer, West Atrium