OCTOBER 19-21, 2021


Keynote Speakers include:

  • Abram Bicksler, Ph.D.,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Penn State University
  • Eric Lonsdorf, Ph.D., University of Minnesota and Taylor Ricketts, Ph.D., University of Vermont
  • Olivia Messinger-Carril, Ph.D., Author of The Bees in Your Backyard
  • Valerie Segrest, Native American Agriculture Fund and enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Tribe
  • Kirsten Traynor, Ph.D., 2 Million Blossoms: Protecting our Pollinators

Task Forces
This year's conference will feature 10 task forces working toward specific pollinator-related goals throughout the year. See the full list of task forces here!

NAPPC Awards
NAPPC will be presenting awards to pollinator champions from Mexico, Canada, and the United States who have worked for years to promote pollinators. Submit a nomination by clicking here!

We hope to see you virtually in Fall 2021!

Ground Rules

The following ground rules provide a statement of how we propose to work together at the upcoming conference. These ground rules have been reviewed and approved by the Steering Committee as part of Conference planning. We request that you carefully review these prior to the meeting.


The success of all projects depend upon open communication and cooperation. Therefore, the following guidelines will apply:

  • Each person is asked to fully participate in the Conference deliberations. The Task Force Chair(s) will ensure that all participants who want to contribute to discussions are allowed the time to do so. Therefore, participants are requested not to dominate the discussions; if this occurs the Task Force Chair(s) will intervene to ensure all parties have a chance to talk.

  • The Steering Committee has identified certain subjects that have the potential to sidetrack progress on moving the Action Plan forward. Due to the limited time we have together at the Conference, genetically modified organisms and collections versus observation will not be discussed during the Conference.

  • Any concerns about the conduct of the deliberations or the issues being discussed should be fully aired to the Task Force Chair(s) or the Steering Committee Members in private if appropriate to ensure that the deliberations are effective and positive. NAPPC participants should feel free to work collaboratively and openly. Please respect all perspectives. Disagreements or conflicts will be addressed as issues to be resolved rather than battles to be won.

  • Any commitments made should not be taken lightly and follow through will be expected. Committees and Task Forces will be facilitated and recorded by volunteer participants.



Members of the press, please email nappc@pollinator.org for more information


Please call Savannah at 415.362.1137 or email nappc@pollinator.org with any questions. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 21st Annual NAPPC International Conference!