ABS 2016 Annual Meeting

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN BAMBOO SOCIETY

Online Registration Form

14 – 18 September 2016

Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Northeast Chapter

Tentative Schedule  pdf file: http://www.bamboo.org/forms/abs2016conferenceagenda.pdf

Wednesday, September 14

ABS Board of Directors Meeting. ABS members are welcome to attend.

Lunch provided to Board members only. Guests: bring your own lunch.

Location : Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Rosslyn, VA

(just across the river from historic Georgetown)

Free.

Thursday, September 15

Tour : to suburban Maryland to long-time ABS member David Andrews’ home and gardens (2 locations), and then to the United States National Arboretum to see mature grove of Moso, which was planted in 1980 from seeds given by the ABS.

Price includes bus from Key Bridge Marriott Hotel (Rosslyn, VA) to 3 sites, lunch and return to Key Bridge Marriott Hotel.

Price for ABS members : $45/ person

Non-Members : $85/ person

Friday, September 16

Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Rosslyn, VA

Morning Speakers :

Lynn Clark, Updates in Research (Iowa State University)

Sri Kumar, Defense Potentials of Bamboo (Washington, D.C.)

Nirmala Chontham, Nutrition & more of Bamboo Shoots (Panjab University)

Daphne Lewis, Farming Bamboo – Phyllostachys for Edible Shoots (Georgia)

Lunch provided on-site

Afternoon Speakers :

Sonja Sheasley, Bamboo’s Role in the Natural Products Industry (BumBoosa®/ NooTrees®)

Travis Hargett, Building with bamboo in Nicaragua (Peace Corps volunteer)

David Wang, Bamboo Bicycle Workshops and more (Beijing Bamboo Bicycles)

Noah Bell, The Asian Trail project at the National Zoo (Bamboo Garden Nursery)

Price for ABS members : $150 per person

Non-members : $190 per person

Dinner Party (optional) : $95 per person

Saturday, September 17

Bus from Key Bridge Marriott to Ticonderoga Farm, Chantilly, VA

Tour of Farm

Vendors and Demonstrations

Presentations/Workshops by:

Shanti Pierce, Bamboo Tea (Florida)

Mauricio Mora, Bamboo Beer (Mexico)

Darrel DeBoer, Building with Bamboo (California)

David Wang (Beijing Bamboo Bicycles)

Noah Bell, Clumping Bamboos (Oregon)

Scott Ritchie (MD), MaryAnn Silverman (VA), Noah Bell (OR):

Controlling Running Bamboos

Qualla Arts & Crafts, Native American craft of bamboo (North Carolina)

JJ LaCourse, Bamboo Charcoal (HotBambu and Carbon Bamboo, Austin TX)

Lunch on-site, including preparation of bamboo shoots by Daphne & Nirmala

ABS Membership Meeting

ABS Auction

Bus back to Key Bridge Marriott

Dinner on your own. Georgetown or wherever

Price ABS members: $75/person

Non-members: $115/person

Sunday, September 18

World Bamboo Day at the U.S. National Zoo – Fiesta Day!

WBO tent showcases Bamboos of the Americas

With Eduardo Ruiz (American bamboos), Martin Mortera (DICMA Trade, bamboo constructions in Mexico), James Clever (art project with bamboo), Noah Bell (tour of Asian Trail)

Lunch at many locations throughout the Zoo – on your own.

Free. All are invited. Transportation via Metro or your own way.

Registration form: http://www.bamboo.org/forms/2016ABSAnnualMeetingRegistrationFinal.pdf

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