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Schedule

Subject to change, of course.
Downloadable schedules are now here!
Items in bold are open to the public.
Team Leader (keeper of the schedule): David Teager, Convention Chair
(If you wish to print the schedule as shown,try printing as a PDF and sending that to your printer.)
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

8:00 am // Registrant check-in (until 5 pm)

8:00 am // Hosta show setup
9:30 am // Philly gardens optional tour departs

10:00 am // Vendor setup

1:00 pm // Judges' Clinic I (until 5 pm)

1:00 pm // Hosta show prep/entry (until 10 pm)

2:30 pm // AHS Board meeting (until 5 pm)

5:00 pm // Newcomers' Welcome (until 6 pm)

6:00 pm // Meet & Greet party, Vendors open

7:30 pm // Technical session: Warren Pollock

 

Note: snacks served during Meet & Greet; dinner on your own as needed. Lunch on your own.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

7:00 am // Breakfast buffet

7:30 am // Hosta show prep/entry (until 10 am)

8:00 am // Registrant check-in (until noon)

8:30 am // Judges' Clinic III (until 10 am)

8:45 am // Pollock International Hosta Symposium
                    (three speakers: Zilis, Colley, Philips)

9:00 am // Vendors open (until ??)

10:20 am // Judges' Instructions, Show Judging

12:30 pm // Lunch in Grand Ballroom

1:30 pm // Keynote Speaker: Bob Olson

2:20 pm // Dessert break. Hosta show open

2:45 pm // Longwood Preview: Sam Hoadley

3:45 pm // Longwood buses begin departure

Dinner (on your own) at Longwood or near hotel

8:00 pm // First bus(es) depart Longwood

10:00 pm // Last buses depart Longwood

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

6:00 am // Breakfast buffet

7:30 am // Buses begin departure for gardens (4)

Boxed lunch provided off-site

2:00 pm // Hosta show, vendors open

2:30 pm // Judges' Clinic II

2:30 pm // Hosta Symposium continued: Hogarth

2:30 pm // Local/Regional leadership meeting

4:30 pm // Auction plant preview, cash bar

5:00 pm // Auction Part I

6:30 pm // Dinner and awards (Fisher Award)

8:00 pm // Auction Part II

9:30 pm // 50th Birthday party & Hostatality

Wear your favorite convention apparel for the party!

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

6:00 am // Breakfast buffet

7:00 am // Buses begin departure for gardens (3)

Boxed lunch provided off-site

10:30 am // Hosta show open to public

12:00 pm // Vendors open to public

3:00 pm // Educational session: panel discussion

3:00 pm // Hosta show, vendors break-down

5:00 pm // Cocktail reception, cash bar

6:00 pm // Banquet dinner, awards (Summers),

                    50th Anniversary party!

9:30 pm // Post-convention leadership meeting

9:30 pm // Final night hostatality!

Wear your Phinest for Phifty in Philly!

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