Established in 1950

Januari 2018 Update: Conference Schedule Summary

[subject to change; Conference Program will supersede.]

Dates, Times & Events                                                                                                  

Tuesday May 29th
8:00 a.m. Judges School and 9:00 a.m. BSI board meeting; show/displays set-up
12:00–2:00 Conference registration; Board and WBC organizers dinner.
Noon-5 vendors stock sales room.

Wednesday May 30th
9:00–3:00 Conference registration & Vendors stock sales room.
8:00–11:00 & 2:00–4:00 Intake for show plants & 8:00–11:00 & 2:00–7:00 judging
11:30 a.m. – Opening Session, Lunch and Welcome Address
Plant Sale opens to registrants only 2:00–5:00 with early-bird raffle 2:00­–2:30.

Thursday May 31st
9:00-11:30 Plant Sale & Plant Show to registrants only 10:00–noon
10:00–11:30 Judges Certification Committee
1:00 departure: Optional Bus Excursion afternoon, ending at SD Botanic Garden
(Optional Bus Excursion is $60 per participant.)

Friday June 1st
8:30 Continental breakfast for all registrants.
9:00–5:00 Plant Sale & Show (Plant Sale opens to the public this day & thereafter)
9:00–3:30 Seminars/speakers
5:00–10:00 p.m. No-host bar reception and Rare Plant Auction

Saturday June 2nd
9:00–5:00 Show and Sales
9:00–11:30 Seminars/speakers
1:00–5:00 Urban Local Tours via trolley bus to member homes & Botanical Building in Balboa Park (included for all registrants).
6:00–7:00 p.m. No-host bar reception, Sunset Deck with views of Mission Bay
7:00–10:00 p.m. Evening banquet and keynote speech.

Sunday June 3rd
9:00–4:00 Show and Sales.  Break down 4:00-5:30
8:30–10:00 BSI Board meeting
10:00–12:00 Cryptanthus Society Annual Membership Meeting


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