Speaker Series

The Alberta Mycological Society is beginning to host additional educational events, one of these includes bringing in different speakers. Themes to speaker presentations will vary and will include a whole array of fun fungi facts!

We have come to the end of our Edmonton Spring Speaker Series. The initiative was very successful and we look forward to expanding our venue and location list in Fall 2019. Thank you to all who attended and to our wonderful speakers!


Please check back as speakers will be added periodically!


May 16, 2019 – Mushroom Identification 101: An Overview for New and Experienced Hunters by Joelle Chille Cale, Alberta Mycological Society’s own Director-at-Large, Biologist and Fungi Fanatic.

April 18, 2019 – Definitely not IKEA: the search for the missing lichen symbiosis assembly instructions by Dr. Toby Spribille, Mycologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.

March 18, 2019 – Growing Mushrooms on Waste: How Hemp and Mushrooms can Save Agriculture by Mr. Carleton Gruger, Owner and Operator of Gruger Family Fungi.