Schedule

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Registration Open
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – ARS Board Meeting (Board Lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm)
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – ASA Board Meeting (Board Lunch available from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm)
  • Supplemental Pre-Conference Tours:
    •     Tour C1, Williamsburg Walking Tour: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (begins in Colonial Williamsburg)
    •     Tour C2, Jamestown Tour: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm (bus leaves from hotel)
    •     Tour C3, Plantations Tour: 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm (bus leaves from hotel)
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Registration Open
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Flower Show and Photography Show Entries Accepted
  • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Plant Sale Open
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner on your own
  • 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Evening Activities:
    • 7:30 pm – Convention Welcome and Announcements
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Socialize or Visit Special Interest Group Meetings:
    • Rhododendron Breeders Round Table, Native Azalea Group, Evergreen Azalea Group
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm  – Plant Sale Open
    • Flower Show and Photography Show Open

Thursday, April 21, 2016

  • 6:30 am – 8:30 am – Hotel Breakfast Buffet
  • 6:30 am – 8:30 am – Registration Open
  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Tour A1, Richmond Tour (Ginter, Liesfeld, Cosby Gardens)
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Plant Sale, Flower Show, and Photography Show Open
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner on your own
  • 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Evening Program: Plant Hunters Old and New
    •          7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Welcome and announcements
    •          8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Kirk Brown as John Bartram
    •          9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Steve Hootman
  • 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Plant Sale, Flower Show, and Photography Show Open

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • 6:30 am – 9:00 am – Hotel Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration Open
  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Tour A2, Norfolk Tour (Botanical Gardens, Pinkham Garden)
  •          (Early Group: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Late Group 9:30 am – 4:00 pm)
  • 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Phytosanitary Inspections (make sure purchases completed prior to tour)
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Plant Sale, Flower Show, and Photography Show Open
  • 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Banquet and Keynote: Focus on Azaleas
    • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Happy Hour, Socializing, and Brief Auction
    • 6:30 pm – Meal Service
    • 8:00 pm – ASA President’s Greeting, ASA Awards
    • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Keynote Speaker, Rick Lewandowski
    • 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – ASA Business Meeting, Invitation to 2017 ASA Convention
  • 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Plant Sale, Flower Show, and Photography Show Open

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • 6:30 am – 8:30 am – Hotel Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Tour A3, Gloucester Tour (Hall, Brant, Williams, Perrin, Brent & Becky’s)
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Plant Sale, Flower Show, and Photography Show Open
  • 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Banquet and Keynote: Focus on Rhododendrons
    • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Happy Hour, Socializing, and Brief Auction
    • 6:30 pm – Meal Service
    • 8:00 pm – ARS President’s Greeting, ARS Awards
    • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Keynote Speaker, Mike Stewart
    • 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm – ARS Business Meeting, Invitation to 2017 ARS Convention
  • 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Plant Sale Open
  • 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Pick up photographs and flower trusses

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • 6:30 am – 9:00 am – Hotel Breakfast Buffet
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am – MAC Business Meeting
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Last Chance for Plant Sale (this is TBD)
  • Supplemental Post-Conference Tours:
    •     Tour C4, Williamsburg Walking Tour: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (begins in Colonial Williamsburg)
    •     Tour C5, Jamestown and Williamsburg Tour: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (bus leaves from hotel)
    •     Tour C6, Plantations Tour: 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm (bus leaves from hotel)
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