ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN BAMBOO SOCIETY
14 – 18 September 2016
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)
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
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
Bus back to Key Bridge Marriott
Dinner on your own. Georgetown or wherever
Price ABS members: $75/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