Post by shawnintland on Mar 27, 2012 13:40:37 GMT 7
This looks great! Thank you for organizing this!
Now... please, please, please see if there is any way that these talks can be video-taped and put up on the web for those of us on the other side of the World (and even those closer but who cannot attend). Francois' talk last year, which is/was available via the web was a wonderful example of how the technology should be used to reach a far larger audience.
Best wishes for great success with the Conference!
Another big new update is that we will have night-time hours for the conference as well!
The plant show will be open at night to conference ticket-holders and will have tables and chairs. There is a bar/restaurant adjoining the plant show in the Hotel so grab a burger or pizza or salad or whatever and a beer and hang out with the plants and the other conference attendees!
We will also have a movie theatre to show CP documentaries and whatnot all night.
Then there's also transportation available to go into Providence, but why even bother?!
The New England Carnivorous Plant Society will be hosting the International Carnivorous Plant Society’s 2012 conference and exhibition for three days this upcoming August with various Field Trips to see Carnivorous Plants in the wild for several days after the conference.
This will be the finest collection of Carnivorous Plants exhibited to the public with LOTS of opportunities for photographers! There will be lectures from the leading academics, conservationists and authors from the world of Carnivorous Plants as well as a theatre for documentaries and movies featuring Carnivorous Plants.
There will be a huge selection of Carnivorous Plants for sale from some of the Nation’s best-known distributors of Carnivorous Plants and the New England Carnivorous Plant Society will also hold a silent auction of select, rare specimens only for conference ticket holders.
The conference will be held August 11-13, 2012, at the Johnson and Wales University Inn in Seekonk, Massachusetts, USA The hotel and conference center is located is just 6 miles from downtown Providence, Rhode Island. With its airport, bus stations and train station, Providence is easily accessed by both domestic and international travelers. It is also near two large international airports—about 3 hour’s drive from New York City and about an hour from Boston.
Registration fee includes Conference Admission, Lunch and refreshments (Breakfast and Dinner not included)
The conference will also have night hours for conference ticket-holders to visit the bar/restaurant inside the conference center to grab dinner and drinks and bring them over to the plant exhibition where tables and chairs will be set up to relax with the other conference attendees!
The movie theatre will be showing the Carnivorous Plant documentaries and movies all night and there also will be transportation available to go into Providence for a night out on the town.
This will be the World’s premiere event for Carnivorous Plant lovers, so please join us for this momentous occasion!
Fernando Rivadavia will speak on Philcoxia and will describe the recent studies that proved the rare genus is the newest member of the carnivorous plant family. Brief descriptions will be given about the morphology, ecology and geographic distribution of the 3 known species of Philcoxia - as well as a new, undescribed species. Recent photographs of Philcoxia in the wild will also be presented.
Adam Cross- Saturday 10:30-11:30am
Adam Cross, Author of the newly released book from Redfern Natural History “Aldrovanda, The Waterwheel Plant” will be speaking on the worldwide decline, threatening processes and current conservation status of Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Phil Sheridan- Saturday 1:30-2:30pm
Phil Sheridan, Ph.D., of Meadowview Biological Research Station in Virginia will have a presentation titled: “Pitchers for the Public! – Applied Conservation in Virginia.” Dr. Sheridan will discuss the innovative conservation efforts being utilized to restore longleaf pine/pitcher plant ecosystems in southeastern Virginia and globally rare gravel pitcher plant bogs in central Virginia. The public has a right to see restored, exemplary, indigenous pitcher plant habitats and Meadowview is striving to meet this environmental need.
Peter D’Amato- Saturday 3:00-4:00pm
Peter D’Amato from California Carnivores will be speaking on his fully revised new edition of The Savage Garden to be released in 2013. Also he will do a short presentation on "Greges and Grudges", why some rogue CP growers are naming grex hybrids, even though it is against horticultural law for CP growers to do so.
And as a bonus, Peter will be showing for the first time outside of the Film-Festival circuit, an award-nominated documentary short titled “Well Fed” by Director Anna Moot-Levin and starring Peter D’Amato, Damon Collingsworth, Geoff Wong and their volunteer Axel. An amusing and haunting little film about CP growers and the question of "who owns whom"
Phil Mann, Richard Nunn & Greg Bourke- Sunday 9:00-10:00am
Phil Mann and Richard Nunn will be speaking on some of the most endangered Australian Carnivorous Plant species and their conservation status. Greg Bourke will be joining the discussion via Skype and they will also have a presentation on techniques developed for Field Photography of Carnivorous Plants. They will then speak about the newly released book on Redfern: Australian Carnivorous Plants authored by Richard Nunn & Greg Bourke.
Naoki Tanabe & Koji Kondo- Sunday 10:30-11:30am
Naoki Tanabe, the chairman of the Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society, will have a presentation about the conservation issues and invasive species that threaten Japan's natural Carnivorous Plant Habitats. Tanabe-san was also one of the lecturers at the Nepenthes Summit in Kuching, Malaysian Borneo in 2007. Koji Kondo, a JCPS member, will assist in translating segments of the presentation
Damon Collingsworth- Sunday 1:30-2:30pm
Damon Collingsworth the Co-Owner of California Carnivores will have a presentation titled: "Darlingtonia in Northern California and Southern Oregon: A Rainy Cobra Walkabout" This presentation will look at Darlingtonia variation (including a spectacular red clone), seed distribution, sphagnum sporophytes, and a site exposed to extreme summer heat
Rachel Schwallier- Sunday 3:00pm-3:30pm
Rachel Schwallier, PhD researcher, will be presenting “Will we murder our murderous plants? A phyloclimatic answer.” Describing her recent work of past, present and future Nepenthes distrubution modeling as well as her upcoming projects in pitcher morphometrics, diet and the NCB Naturalis Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo.
Robert Gibson- Sunday 3:45-4:15
Robert Gibson will be presenting a talk on a morphological evaluation of the Drosera peltata complex. The talk will include details of lessons learnt from phenetic analysis undertaken with Barry Conn and Jeremy Bruhl. The five species now recognized in this complex will be described.
Paulo Gonello & Fernando Rivadavia- Monday 9:00am-10:00am
Paulo Gonella will be presenting via Skype, and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to discuss, their publication of Recent Advances in Drosera Taxonomy in Brazil . Although the Flora Neotropica published in 2005 considers that only 14 Drosera species are native to Brazil, Paulo & Fernando believe this number is closer to 30. These species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.
Andreas Fleischmann & Fernando Rivadavia- Monday 10:30am-11:15am
Andreas Fleischmann will be presenting via Skype a Taxonomic Review of the Genus Genlisea and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to take part in the discussion. Five new species Genlisea were published in 2011 and the genus will expand by approximately 10 more by 2012. The species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.
Emily Troiano- Monday 1:00-1:30pm
Emily Troiano, the President of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy, will have a presentation about the accomplishments and future projects for preserving wild Sarracenia and Carnivorous Plant habitats.
Stewart McPherson- Monday 2:00-3:00pm
Stewart McPherson will describe the Ark of Life conservation project and provide an overview of the most critically endangered carnivorous plant taxa from all worldwide genera including little known taxa with surviving populations of a dozen or more plants in the wild, and the urgent threat of extinction they face. He will then be offering a forum for new ideas on the expansion of the existing collections, and the development of new “arks” to safeguard the rarest specimens. Stewart will also present a new documentary of his: www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/dvds/name/exploration_of_mount_anipahan_and_mount_kiamo