[ Yes, this photo is of our venue, Paradise Point Resort! ]
This conference schedule is a summary. Updates have been incorporated, and you will now be able to plan your days. There will be a couple of days where there is only 90 minutes for lunch before the bus or trolley takes off. The final will be published in your Conference Program, which you receive just prior to the conference. Scroll down for new registration fee information. Scroll down for a hyper-link button for a Schedule Summary in PDF format.
Schedule at a glance ...
Conference Schedule Summary [subject to change; Conference Program will supersede.] Dates, Times & Events
TuesdayMay 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.
WednesdayMay 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.
ThursdayMay 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.)
FridayJune 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 SaturdayJune 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.
SundayJune 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