Where : Xalapa, México
“Tropical Bamboos for a Better World”
Potential Schedule for 2015 ABS Conference, Xalapa, Veracruz, México
Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and walk in the cloud forest in the Perote Mountain.
ABS Board Meeting at Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden Auditorium (Pending location)
Keynote opening speaker: Dr. Lynn G. Clark (Bamboo revolution: recent advances in understanding bamboo evolution).
Mauricio Villaumin (Bambuver: experiences running the first commercial Mexican bamboo company and plantation)
Dr. Víctor Ordoñez (Physical and mechanical properties of Mexican Guaduas and other species)
Dr. Teresa Mejía (Mexican bamboo living collections)
Lic. Arturo Aguilar (Bamboo culm sheaths uses)
Ing. Armando Moreno Sánchez (Bamboo architecture projects in Mexico)
Demonstration how to make baskets using otate (Otatea acuminata = Mexican weeping bamboo)
Bamboo for kids I: paper making and decorating it with bamboo leaves.
Ing. Ximena Londoño (Guadua angustifolia, an agroforestry plant)
Dr. Felipe Trabanino (Guadua as a mortuary item in Mayan burials)
Dr. Luis Cervantes (Insects in association with bamboos)
Mike Bostwick (Bamboo Landscape design)
Dr. Rogelio Macías (Otatea acuminata: distribution, propagation, current and potential uses)
Mauricio Mora Tello (Bambusa Cholula Beer, the first Latinoamerican beer that uses bamboo in its elaboration and experiences running a microbrewery)
TodoBambu (Demonstration how to make furniture using different bamboo species)
Bamboo for kids II: how to build a kite using bamboo sticks.
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) field trip to the Naolinco city, to know this traditional celebration in México.
Stay tuned to the ABS website for registration info, www.bamboo.org