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Important note

The World Bromeliad Conference was rescheduled from 2021 to June 7-11, 2022. The host hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sarasota. If you are unable to attend, your registration will be refunded following our conference refund policy. Up to the year the conference is to be held you can get a 100% refund, once the year of the conference begins you get a 50% refund, and within 30 days of the conference there is no refund. Since the date of the conference was moved by one year, you can get a 100% refund until December 31, 2021.

Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience that this change may have created for you and appreciate your patience. We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and having a wonderful and safe time in Sarasota.


The World Bromeliad Conference 2022 will be held in Sarasota, Florida, USA from Tuesday, June 7, 2022 through Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. We will celebrate the 24th World Bromeliad Conference! Events will include tours of two of the world’s leading Bromeliad nurseries (Michael’s Bromeliads and Tropiflora), a visit to the renowned Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (with free admission for conference registrants), a number of notable speakers, an opening conference reception and welcome address, a banquet with a rare plant sale and auction, a plant sale with numerous sellers, a fantastic judged plant show, and more.

Sunset on a Sarasota Beach

 

The BSI has arranged for a special $149 room rate at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota (with no resort fees, normally $24+ daily) with free parking (normally $15 daily) for hotel guests and conference visitors. All the rooms at the Hyatt provide water views and the hotel has a central downtown location with easy access to gardens, restaurants, museums, shopping, cultural activities, and world-renowned beaches. In order to catch all the planned events for WBC 2022, you would check into the hotel on Tuesday night, June 7th and stay through Saturday night, June 11th (checking out on Sunday). Of course, with all there is do in Sarasota and other nearby areas in Florida, you may want to extend your stay.

BSI Members may register for the hotel and conference by going to the members section. Others may sign-up for memberships and registration at the registration page. We recommend reserving your hotel room early since a limited number of rooms at the special rate will be available. Hotel registration will begin in June 2021.

BSI Members may register for the hotel and conference by going to the members section. We recommend reserving your hotel room as soon as possible since a limited number of rooms at the special rate are available.

 
Hyatt Regency Scenes

 

Although the rainy season tends to start in parts of Florida as early as late May, Sarasota typically sees the rains delayed until late June or July because of the cooling breezes coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. Florida has the type of weather Bromeliads love, so it will be on the warm side and we will schedule our outdoor activities for the mornings.

Michael’s Bromeliads

 

Tropiflora

 

We are hard at work planning for World Bromeliad Conference 2022 and will be posting additional information on the WBC Menu on the BSI homepage as it becomes available. To contact the Conference Co-Chairs with any questions, you may email them at TheWBC2022@gmail.com
Selby Gardens (Guzmania monostachia on the right)

 

This is just a few of the many attractions in Sarasota and nearby:

 

Museums:

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Ca’ d’Zan Mansion
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium

 

Shopping and Restaurants:

St. Armand’s Circle
Towles Court Art District
Pinecraft Amish Area (Yoder’s, Der Dutchman)

 

Outdoor Activities:

Lido Public Beach (complimentary beach shuttle from the hotel)
Siesta Beach on Siesta Key (heralded as “the finest, whitest sand beach in the world” and the best beach in the USA)
Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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