Register Online Here or Mail in Your Registration Form Lodging Info
American Bamboo Society (ABS) 2015 annual meeting Oct 28-Nov 1st
Xalapa, Veracruz, México
Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden
“Tropical Bamboos for a Better World”
Schedule for 2015 ABS Conference
Wednesday 28 October 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and collection; walk in the cloud forest of the Cofre de Perote volcano (hiking boots or tennis shoes, raincoat and comfortable clothes)
Thursday 29 October 2015
8:00 AM - 5: 00 PM ABS Board Meeting at Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden Auditorium (Pending location)
6:00-8:00 PM Meet and Greet at Clavijero Botanical Garden
Friday 30 October 2015
8-8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Dr. Martín Aluja, Director Instituto de Ecología, AC.
8:45-9:20 AM Keynote opening speaker: Dr. Lynn G. Clark (Bamboo revolution: recent advances in understanding bamboo evolution).
9:30-10:05 AM Mauricio Guillaumin (Bambuver: experiences running the first commercial Mexican bamboo company and plantation)
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30-11:05 AM Dr. Víctor Ordóñez (Physical and mechanical properties of Mexican Guadua and other species)
11:15-11-50 AM Dr. Teresa Mejía Saulés (Mexican bamboo living collections)
12:00-12:35 PM Lic. Arturo Aguilar (Bamboo culm sheaths uses)
2:00-3:30 PM Guided visit to the National Living Bamboo Collection
3:30-5:30 PM How to make bamboo baskets: a demonstration (Evaristo Santamaría, Trigillos, Ver.)
5:30-6:05 PM Ing. Armando Moreno Sánchez (Bamboo architecture projects in Mexico)
6:30 PM Dinner: Mexican food, Clavijero Botanical Garden
Saturday 31 October 2015
8:30-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-9:35 AM Ing. Ximena Londoño (Guadua angustifolia, an agroforestry plant)
9:45-10:20 AM Dr. Felipe Trabanino (Guadua as a mortuary item in Mayan burials)
10:30-11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00-11:35 AM Mike Bostwick/Gib Cooper (Bamboo Landscape design)
11:45AM - 12:20 PM Dr. Rogelio Macías (Otatea acuminata: distribution, propagation, current and potential uses)
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch time
2:00-3:30 PM Guided visit to the Cloud Forest Sanctuary (hiking boots or tennis shoes, raincoat and comfortable clothes)
3:30-5:00 PM TodoBambu (How to make furniture using different bamboo species: demonstration)
5:00-5:35 PM Mauricio Mora Tello (Bambusa Cholula Beer, the first Latinamerican beer that uses bamboo in its elaboration and experiences running a microbrewery)
5:45 PM Entertaiment (Flor de Acuyo, traditional regional music), dinner: Mexican food, Clavijero Botanical Garden
Sunday 1st November 2015
12:00-08:00 PM Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) field trip to the Naolinco city, emblematic site for this traditional celebration in México.
Bamboo is useful.
It is beautiful.
It is strong and it is flexible.
It has potentials far beyond property lines and control issues."
By: Susanne Lucas, November 2015