2014 Annual American Bamboo Society Conference

Sept. 12-Sept. 13, 2014

The 2014 Annual American Bamboo Society Conference will be held at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Sept. 12-13. The theme is "Bamboo in Asian Culture" in honor of The Huntington's Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, and Bamboo collection.



Single day ($100) or two-day ($175) registrations are available on the American Bamboo Society website.



Friday, Sept. 12

8–8:30 a.m.: Registration


8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks: Jim Folsom, Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington; Danielo Ramos, President, ABS SOCAL


8:45 a.m.: Keynote speaker: Thoop Nakasen, Nan Bamboo, Nan, Thailand, Bamboo giants of Thailand.


9:30 a.m.: Jorge Lezcano, Arizona State University and Panama, Carbon Sequestration and Phytoliths in bamboo


10:15 a.m.: Break


10:30 a.m.: Dr. Eduardo Ruiz Sanchez, BOTA, Jalapa, Mexico, Overview of bamboo botany in Mexico, new species and potential bamboos for Southern California


11:15 a.m.: Dr. Jen Parsons, San Diego Zoo, Bamboo Nutrition for the Pandas (and others)


11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Luc Boeraeve, Poperinge, Belgium, The YiPu garden in Suzhou, China: a hidden pearl


12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch


1:30–3 p.m.: Track 1


3–4:30 p.m.: Track 2


Choose two of the following five tracks:


- David Chen, Chin Chu Bamboo Culture Garden, Taiwan, (Taiwan Bamboo Society), Bamboo bonsai

- Dr. Lynn Clark, Iowa State University, USA, Bamboo laboratory with fresh and dry specimens to explore under the microscope

- Speaker TBA, Cooking with bamboo shoots

- Speaker TBA, Bamboo propagation techniques

- Tour of Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens


4:30 p.m.: Luc Boeraeve, Bamboo Societies and networks: evolution during the last 25 years


6:30–9 p.m.: Japanese dinner and entertainment in Main Conference Hall

- Shakuhachi flute music

- Li Fang Tang, Yunlin Story House, Yunlin,Taiwan (Taiwan Bamboo Society), Storytelling and bamboo culture in Taiwan

- David Chen, Calligraphy and bamboo painting


9 p.m.: Explore Old Town Pasadena


Saturday, Sept. 13

8–8:30 a.m.: Registration


8:30 a.m.: Gerard Minakawa, California, USA, Bamboo DNA, Large outdoor bamboo sculptures


9:15 a.m.: Armando Morenos, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Bamboo architecture projects in Mexico


10 a.m.: Susanne Lucas, World Bamboo Organization, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, Tribute to Ned Jaquith, Book presentation: ”Bamboo”


10:30 a.m.: Break


10:45 a.m.: Niramit Sareerudt, Ubo Ratchatani, Thailand, Million Guaduas for Thailand Project


11:15 a.m.: Susanne Lucas, Tribute to Richard Haubrich


11:30 a.m.: James Clever, President, ABS National Meeting


12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch


1:30 p.m.: South Korean Ambassadors, Welcome to Damyang and WBC 2015


2 p.m.: Closing Remarks


2:30 p.m.: Auctions


6:30–9 p.m.: Chinese dinner and entertainment in Chinese Garden of Flowing Fragrance

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