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The 2013 American Bamboo Society Annual Conference
October 10 - 13, 2013

Event Itinerary

Thursday October 10, 2013
Marriott Hotel 1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

  • 9AM – 5 PM ABS Board Meeting
    *all conference attendees are welcome to attend ABS Board Meeting*
  • 6 PM – 8 PM Welcome to Conference Meet and Greet
  • Marriott Hotel – Poolside *appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar*

Friday October 11, 2013
Mounts Botanical Garden -Auditorium
531 North Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL

  • 8:30AM Conference Registration Open
  • 9:00AM Conference Welcome by Will Pierson, FCC President
    Allen Sistrunk, Mounts Garden Director, Introduction
  • 9:30AM Gerard Minakawa (California)-Bamboodna.com – Contemporary Bamboo Architectural & Sculptural applications
  • 10:15AM Break
  • 10:30AM Daniel Cheyne (Colombia/Florida) Guadua Tech – Integration of Modern Materials with Bamboo as structural elements
  • 11:30AM Lunch
  • 12:30PM Dr. Deborah Missoti (Florida)– Primatologist (with furry friends) – Bamboo as forage, food, and shelter for apes and monkeys.
  • 1:30PM Robert Saporito (Florida) Tropical Bamboo Nursery – Bamboo Import Process from Start to Finish
  • 2:15PM Break
  • 2:30PM Marcello Villegas (Colombia) – Bamboo Construction Methodology & the new fiber frontier with Guadua Angustifolia
  • 3:15PM Simon Velez (Colombia) –40 Years of Bamboo Architecture throughout the World
  • 4:15PM Wrap Up Day 1/Remarks – Will Pierson

Friday Evening
Dinner on your own or Optional Dinner Cruise

Saturday October 12, 2013
Mounts Botanical Garden –Auditorium

  • 8:30 AM Silent Auction, final bids to close at 9:50 AM
  • 9:00AM Victor Cusack with Deirdre Stewart (Australia) author, Bamboo World - via Skype
  • 9:15AM Shanti Pierce (Florida) Bamboo Leaf Tea
  • 10:00AM James Clever (Washington) President ABS-Gardening w/Temperate Bamboo
  • 10:45AM Kelly Bradshaw (Florida) Island Bamboo- Clumping Bamboo in the Landscape
  • 11:30AM Invitation to the 10th World Bamboo Congress, South Korea
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 1:30PM Dr. Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez (Mexico) BOTA – New Bamboo Species in Mexico and Reforestation with Endangered Bamboo Species
  • 2:15PM Bus Transportation to Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens for propagation demonstration/workshop – tour of gardens
  • 6:00PM ABS Bamboo Plant Auction on stage at Tropical Bamboo Nursery
  • 7:00PM Bamboo Celebration (Bamboopalooza!) to begin with music and food in the garden

Sunday October 13, 2013

Farewell Champagne Brunch at Marriott Hotel

Optional Field Trip - Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead, FL


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