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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)

12:45-2:00 PM Lunch time

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.