ABS 2011 Conference Agenda

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – AGENDA AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Wednesday, October 12

8:00 am to 5:00 pm ABS Annual Board of Directors Meeting, Holiday Inn-Lafayette.

Thursday, October 13

8:00 to 8:45 am           Registration

8:45 to 9:00 am Welcome, ABS Pres., LGCC Pres.

9:00 to 5:00 pm           Conference Tour. A visit to Jungle Gardens/Avery Island. Depart for Avery Island day trip from Hotel using Rental Vans

Friday, October 14

8:00 to 8:30 am           Late Registrations

8:30 to 8:45 am           Announcements

8:45 to 9:45 am           Dr. Clarissa Maroon-Lango, USDA, Maryland, “Bamboo Importation – New USDA Regulations”

9:45 to 10:00 am         Coffee Break

10:00 to 11:00 am       Miss Lihua Jiang, China, “Overview of Botanic Gardens in Southern China & Introduction of 75 Bamboo Species Not Known in US”

11:00 to 12:00 pm       Professor Tan Hongchao, Yunnan Normal University, China, “Chinese Bamboo Propagation Techniques, Nursery Industry and Seedling Production”

12:00 to 1:00 pm         LUNCH

1:00 to 1:55 pm           Mr. Dain Sansome, Oregon, “Moving Monster Moso”

1:55 to 2:45 pm Mr. Mike Richard, Louisiana, “Chimeras in Bamboo”

2:45 to 3:05 pm Coffee Break

3:05 to 3:55 pm           Mr. Marler Spence, China-Texas, “Search for Tumidissinoda Walking Canes”

3:55 to 4:45 pm Dr. Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez, Instituto de Ecologia, Mexico, “A Taxomonic Revision of Otatea (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) Including Four New Species”

4:45 to 5:15 pm Additional Questions & Discussion

5:15 pm Adjournment for day, special announcements

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – AGENDA AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM (cont,)

Saturday, October 15

8:00 to 8:15 am           Remarks and announcements

8:15 to 9:05 am Mr. Mike Jones, Texas, “Musical Wind Instruments from Bamboo”

9:05 to 9:55 am Mr. Durnford Dart, Australia, “ The Value of Bamboo Mulch and Bio Char”

9:55 to 10:10 am         Coffee Break

10:15 to 11:05 am       Judge Edwards, Louisiana, “ Proven and Possible Uses of Bamboo in Marsh Reclamation”

11:05 to 12:00 pm       TBD, Mississippi State University, “Riparian Stabilization with Arundinaria Gigantea in Choctaw Land , Mississippi”

12:00 to 1:20 pm         Lunch and ABS Annual Members Meeting

1:00 to 5:00 pm           CONFERENCE OPEN TO PUBLIC:

BAMBOO DISPLAYS AND INFORMATION. ARTS AND CRAFTS DEMONSTRATIONS, BAMBOO ARTICLES AND PLANTS FOR SALE.

BAMBOO FLUTE WORKSHOP – You make a flute (Registration required & $30 fee. Contact: Mike Jones, jonesmr@sbcglobal.net)

1:30 to 4:00 pm           ANNUAL ABS AUCTION

5:30 pm to 10:00 pm Tour of The Shadows on the Teche Gardens and Plantation Home, New Iberia. Dinner and Presentation by Andrew Ringle et. al. on early History of The Shadows.

Official adjournment of 2011 ABS Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 16

8:00 am departure       Post Conference day trip to Jefferson Island and tours of Rip Van Winkle Garden, Historic Joseph Jefferson House and Live Oak Gardens

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