2017 American Bamboo Society Annual Meeting

American Bamboo Society
2017 Annual Meeting Program
November 1 – 4, San Francisco, California
Wednesday, November 1
Location: Garden Club Room, San Francisco County Fair Building*
9am – 5pm: Meeting of the ABS Board of Directors and Officers
ABS Members are welcome to attend and observe
Thursday, November 2
Location: Garden Club Room, San Francisco County Fair Building*
9:00-9:15: Welcome address – President Susanne Lucas
9:15-10:00: Presentation – Chris Papadopoulos
Topic: Building Materials Research; Hurricane Maria and PR Bamboos
10:00-10:45: Presentation – Lynn Clark
Topic: The Genus Chusquea, the most diverse bamboo group
10:45-11:00: Break
11:00–12:00: ABS General Membership Meeting
12:00-1:30: LUNCH on your own, many possibilities nearby
1:30-2:30: Presentation – Zach Gould
Topic: The Grass House: Building in Washington, DC
2:30-3:30: Presentation – Robert Saporito
Topic: Tropical Bamboos for Ornamental Landscapes
3:30-3:45: Break
3:45-4:30: Presentation – Martin Mortera
Topic: Emergency Housing in Mexico
4:30-4:45: World Bamboo Congress Announcement – Susanne Lucas
4:45-5:00: ABS Board meets to elect officers for 2017-2018.
5:00 on: Dinner on your own [vs ABS dinner if organized]
Friday, November 3
9:00: Meet outside County Fair Building
9:15: Travel by Carpool or Van to Sonoma County (Santa Rosa)
10:15-10:30: Arrive at West County Oasis Bamboo Nursery (Jesus Mora)
10:30-12:00: Tour this amazing collection of bamboos
12:00-1:00: LUNCH nearby
1:00: Travel by Carpool or Van to Sebastopol
1:45: Arrive at Bamboo Sourcery (Jennifer York)
1:45-3:15: Tour yet another amazing collection of bamboos
3:30-5:00: AUCTION of rare bamboos
5:00 (approx.): Travel by Carpool or Van back to SF County Fair Building;
Dinner on your own [vs ABS dinner if organized]
Saturday, November 4
10:00: Travel by Carpool or Van to Sonoma County (Windsor)
11:00: Tour of BamCore facilities, learn about bamboo use in modern housing.
12:30: Lunch courtesy of BamCore (Taco Truck style) BamCore flattens round hollow timber bamboo in a patented, low embodied energy process that uses no heat, chemicals or water and then manufactures super strong structural panels and other engineered products.​ Meet CEO Hal Hinkle and hear him tell the BamCore story. www.bamcore.com ​ We’ll enjoy a taco truck at BamCore for lunch.
1:30 – 2:30: Travel by Carpool or Van back to San Francisco
2:30 on: FREE DAY to visit other nurseries in the Bay Area, see the sights in San Francisco, get together with others to talk bamboo, and get the auction plants you won yesterday ready to take home!

REGISTRATION is $100 per person,

* SF County Fair Bldg, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, San Francisco (south edge of Golden Gate Park)


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