2016 Annual Meeting of the ABS

Thank you for joining us this week in Washington DC for the 2016 American Bamboo Society Annual Conference. Please see the attached program for a full schedule, list of speakers, and addresses of the locations that we will be visiting. The schedule is also listed below.
The Key Bridge Marriott will be our home base. Our first event is on Wednesday September 14th: the ABS Board Meeting, held at the Key Bridge Marriott’s Potomac Salon Room on the first floor. All are welcome to join and observe the proceedings.
On Thursday Sept 15th, we will meet in the lobby of the hotel and depart by 9:00a for our first grove visit.
The conference on Friday Sept 16th will begin at 9:00a in the Marriott’s Potomac Salon Room on the first floor, with tea and coffee available before. We’ll spend the day learning about contemporary bamboo research in the US and around the world.
On Saturday Sept 17th, we will meet in the lobby of the hotel and depart by 9:00a for Ticonderoga Farms.
If you have any questions this weekend or throughout the week, please email or call one of us:
Andrew Linn
Zach Gould
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Andrew Linn
Zach Gould
Jack Becker
ABS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
 
WEDNESDAY SEPT 14
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 22209
9:00a – ABS Board Meeting
 
THURSDAY SEPT 15
9:00a – Bus to Oxon Hill Grove (Meet at Key Bridge Marriott)
10:00a – Tour Oxon Hill Grove – 7204 Abbington Drive, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
11:00a – Bus to US Arboretum
11:30a – Tour US Arboretum (Panera sandwiches provided) – 3501 New York Ave NE, WDC 20002
2:00p – Bus to Aspen Hill Grove
3:00p – Tour Aspen Hill Grove – 14432 Homecrest Road, Silver Spring MD 20906
5:00p – Bus to Key Bridge Marriott
FRIDAY SEPT 16
8:00a – Registration & Drinks
9:00a – Welcome and Intro – Andrew Linn & Susanne Lucas
9:15a – Lynn Clark – Iowa State University
10:00a – Martin Mortera – DICMA Trade
10:30a – Nirmala Chongtham – Panjab University
11:15a – Daphne Lewis – Farming Bamboo
12:00a – Lunch Provided (at Key Bridge Marriott)
1:00p – Sonja Sheasley – BumBoosa / NooTrees
1:45p – David Wang – Beijing Bamboo Bicycles
2:30p – Noah Bell – Bamboo Garden Nursery
3:15p – Sri Kumar – DARPA
4:00p – Discussion
6:00p – Dinner & Entertainment! (at Key Bridge Marriott)
 
SATURDAY SEPT 17
9:00a – Bus to Ticonderoga Farms (Meet at Key Bridge Marriott)
10:00a – Tour Ticonderoga Farms – 26175 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly VA 20152
1:00p – Cookout! Veggies Rice and Chicken in Bamboo Culms
2:00p – Membership Meeting
2:30p – ABS Plant Auction
4:00p – Bus to Key Bridge Marriott
 
SUNDAY SEPT 18
8:00a – Zoo Fiesta Day at the National Zoo – 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC 20008
10:00a – World Bamboo Day Begins! Hosted by the World Bamboo Organization
3:00p – World Bamboo Day Ends
7:00p – National Zoo Closes
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