Event 40th Annual Succulent Plants Symposium The Huntington presents the 40th Annual Succulent Plants Symposium with notable speakers from around the world, diverse topics, a silent auction, and succulent plants for sale. Conferences Gardens Program 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 9 a.m. Welcome Nicole Cavender The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens 9:15 a.m. “Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Cacti: Challenges and Opportunities” Michiel Pillet University of Arizona 10 a.m. Break and Silent Auction Opens 10:15 a.m. “Iconic Plants of the Ruth Bancroft Garden” Brian Kemble Ruth Bancroft Garden 11 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m. “Conservation of Agave Using Micropropagation” María de Lourdes Delgado-Aceves Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Technología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco (CIATEJ), Mexico Noon Lunch, Haaga Hall, and Desert Garden Opens 1:30 p.m. Tributes and Desert Garden Update John Trager The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens 1:45 p.m. “On Global Conservation of Succulent Plants” Bárbara Goettsch IUCN Species Survival Commission, Cactus and Succulent Plants Specialist Group, Cuernavaca, México 2:30 p.m. Break and Auction Closes (Last chance to place bids!) 2:45 p.m. “A Succulent Life” John Bleck University of California, Santa Barbara 4 p.m. Refreshments and Plant Sale in the Nursery (Open to symposium registrants only.) For questions about this event, please contact Heather Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-3504.