The Western Region is delighted to invite our fellow IPPS members and friends from other IPPS regions to join us in Hawaii for our Annual Meeting, the "Pacific Rim Conference", in 2018. We have been able to secure excellent room rates, interesting speakers and many wonderful tour locations. A three-night, two-day pre-conference tour will begin with a reception on Saturday, July 28 at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy all-day tours on Oahu Sunday and Monday, and a free day on Tuesday to relax on Waikiki and fly on to Kona on the Big Island. We will kick off the conference with a reception and registration at the Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel (our conference) in the Kona Village (our conference hotel) on Tuesday evening.
July 28 - July 31, 2018 Pre-conference Tour on Oahu
July 31 - August 4, 2018 Western Region Annual Meeting in Kona on the "Big Island" of Hawaii
Book early - early booking prices quoted are valid until April 15, 2018.
Prices will increase starting April 16!
Please make your own hotel reservations!
Pre-Conference Tour Hotel: Ala Moana, Honolulu, Oahu, http://www.alamoanahotelhonolulu.com
Their telephone number is 1-808-955-4811. Tell them you are with the IPPS group for group discount.
Conference Hotel: Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, Kona, Island of Hawaii, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/koacy-courtyard-king-kamehamehas-kona-beach-hotel.
Their phone number is +1 808-329-2911. Tell them you are with the IPPS group for group discount.
Please book your own flight from Honolulu to Kona
Note: If you are attending the pre-conference tour and the conference, you will need to make arrangements to fly to Kona for the conference. Hawaii Airlines has many daily flights between Honolulu and Kona; the cost ranges between $79.99 and $149.99 depending on the time of day. https://www.hawaiianairlines.com.
Evening reception in Kona is at 6 p.m.
Note our special spouse/partner rate!
Please do a separate booking for your spouse/partner travelling with you. At MEMBERSHIP STATUS drop-down, select the 'spouse/partner' option
What are your favorite interests?
Please use the comments section on the registration page to let us know which one or two of the following areas you are most interested in: Vegetative Propagation, Tissue Culture, Plug Production, Fruit Production, Native Plants, Container Growing, or Grafting.
Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor? Click here for more information.
To download a color brochure showing highlights of the pre-conference tour, CLICK HERE.
For a color preview of the IPPS-WR annual meeting program, CLICK HERE.
Pre-conference Tour Itinerary
July 28 Arrive in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Check-in at Ala Moana Hotel. Evening reception.
July 29-30 Pre-conference tour stops, scheduled to include:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific(Punchbowl)
Foster Botanical Garden (Honolulu Botanical Gardens)
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
University of Hawaii Research Facilities (anthurium and orchid breeding; native plants as ornamentals)
Queen Kapiolani Garden
Hibiscus Lady Nursery with Jill Coryell (hibiscus breeder)
Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden with David Orr
Hui Ku Maoli Ola Native Plant Nursery
July 31 Check-out from Ala Moana Hotel. Free time and on-your-own travel to Kona on the "Big Island" of Hawaii.
Annual Meeting Itinerary
July 31 Check-in** at Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Evening reception.
August 1-3 Conference presentations, one full-day cross-island tour, one half-day Kona area tour.
August 4 Check-out** from Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.
**Our discounted hotel rate will also be available for 3 days prior to the conference and 3 days after the conference so that you and your family may plan for extra days of vacation on the Big Island!
The conference will include four special focus areas:
Regional Trends and Trade
Native Plant Propagation (with a technical focus that includes Hawaiian natives)
Propagation of Edibles (including tropical fruit)
Micropropagation (including floral crop production)
Some of the scheduled speakers at the conference include:
Greg McPhee, Horticultural Communications Pty. Ltd., Australia (edible flowers)
David Cliffe, Narromine Transplants, Australia (native plant production)
Valerie Sikkema, Van Belle Nursery, Inc., Canada (North America export permitting)
Julienne Zhu, Nursery Stock Branch of the China Flower Association, China (horticultural trends in China)
Ian Duncalf, Plant Struck Ltd., New Zealand (proprietary plants)
Chad Davis, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore (life under glass)
Dr. Virendra M. Verma, Micronesia Plant Propagation Research Center, Micronesia (sustainable production)
Ethan Romanchak, Native Nursery, LLC (Hawaiian native plant production)
Nellie Sugii and Dr. Marian Chau, Harold L. Lyon Arboretum-University of Hawaii at Manoa (Hawaiian Rare Plant Program)
Dr. Noa Lincoln, University of Hawaii at Manoa (traditional and contemporary propagation)
Dr. Orville Baldos, University of Hawaii at Manoa (propagation of native Hawaiian plants)
Our conference hotel is the beautiful Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel in the Kona Village.
Questions about the Pacific Rim Conference? Contact Todd Jones at email@example.com.
To download a brochure showing highlights of the pre-conference tour, CLICK HERE.
For a preview of the IPPS-WR annual meeting program, CLICK HERE.
CALL FOR POSTERS
Participate in the annual meeting by bringing a poster covering a research, development, or horticultural practice about plant propagation or plant production, including new plants. Posters do not have to be academic or scientific in nature, but must be non-commercial. Click here for more information and the application form. (Application submission period: April 1 to June 30, 2018).