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 Post subject: 2015 ABS Conference
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:35 am 
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From Eduardo Ruiz Sánchez

American Bamboo Society (ABS) 2015 annual meeting Oct 28-Nov 1st Xalapa, México
“Tropical Bamboos for a Better World”

We have less than a year until the 2015 ABS annual meeting. This year, for the first time, the annual meeting will be outside of the United States of America, in the beautiful city of Xalapa in the central part of the Veracruz State in Mexico. The Institute of Ecology will host the 2015 meeting in the Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden, the home of the accredited National Living Bamboo Collection.

Xalapa , an unforgettable city, is the capital city of Veracruz and is surrounded by cloud forest and coffee plantations. Xalapa is known as the “city of the flowers” because of its numerous public gardens. It is famous too as “the Athens of Veracruz”, because its cultural importance as a center for music, theater, dance, and visual arts among other art forms. Walking through its narrow streets and passageways you can enjoy the coffee smell in the air and one of the best coffees in Mexico.

Besides a cup of coffee, you should drink the typical alcoholic beverage calling “torito”, the local liquor made with evaporated milk, sugar cane and rum. The locals enjoy drinking a cup of coffee mixed with torito in coffee shops close to one of several gardens.
In colonial times, Xalapa was an important commercial center that connected to Europe, the Antilles with the New Spain Empire. The Anthropology museum is the second largest of its kind in Mexico that host several colossal Olmec heads. If you come to Xalapa and you do not visit the Anthropology museum, it is like you never visited Xalapa!

The 2015 ABS annual meeting will come to a close to watch one of the most famous holidays in Mexico: Día de Muertos (Day of Dead). Its a famous Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico. The holiday focuses on gathering of family and friends to pray and remember friends and family members who have died. We will visit Naolinco to be eyewitness of this holiday. Naolinco is a beautiful small town just to 30 minutes from Xalapa.


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What hotel are people staying at? Also is there a link to a registration form?

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 ABS Conference
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Hopefully we will have the hotel and other information by May 5th.

The schedule is now at http://www.bamboo.org/ABS2015AnnualMeeting.php.

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American Bamboo Society (ABS) 2015 annual meeting Oct 28-Nov 1st Xalapa, Veracruz, México (Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden)
“Tropical Bamboos for a Better World”

Schedule for 2015 ABS Conference
Wednesday 28 October 2015
8:00 AM-16:00 PM Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and walk in the cloud forest in the Perote Mountain (boots or tennis shoes, raincoat and comfortable clothes are indispensable)
Thursday 29 October 2015
8:00 AM-16:00 PM ABS Board Meeting at Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden Auditorium (Pending location)
17:00-19:00 PM Meet and Greet at Clavijero Botanical Garden
Friday 30 October 2015
8-8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Dr. Martín Aluja, Director Instituto de Ecología, AC.
8:45-9:20 AM Keynote opening speaker: Dr. Lynn G. Clark (Bamboo revolution: recent advances in understanding bamboo evolution).
9:30-10:05 AM Mauricio Villaumin (Bambuver: experiences running the first commercial Mexican bamboo company and plantation)
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30-11:05 AM Dr. Víctor Ordoñez (Physical and mechanical properties of Mexican Guadua and other species)
11:15-11:50 AM Dr. Teresa Mejía Saulés (Mexican bamboo living collections)
12:00-12:35 PM Lic. Arturo Aguilar (Bamboo culm sheaths uses)
12:45-14:00 PM Lunch time
14:00-15:30 PM Guided visit to the National Living Bamboo Collection
15:30-17:30 PM How to make bamboo baskets demonstration (Evaristo Santamaría, Trigillos, Ver.)
17:30-18:05 PM Ing. Armando Moreno Sánchez (Bamboo architecture projects in Mexico)
18:30 PM Dinner: Mexican food, Clavijero Botanical Garden
Saturday 31 October 2015
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-9:05 AM Ing. Ximena Londoño (Guadua angustifolia, an agroforestry plant)
9:15-9:50 AM Dr. Rogelio Macías (Otatea acuminata: distribution, propagation, current and potential uses)
10:00-10:15 AM Coffee break
10:15-10:50 AM Margaret Stern (Bamboo research and initiatives to improve bamboo production in Ecuador)
11:00-11:35 AM Mauricio Mora Tello (Bambusa Cholula Beer, the first Latinoamerican beer that uses bamboo in its elaboration, and experiences running a microbrewery)
11:45-13:00 PM Lunch time (Official Membership Meeting)
13:00-14:30 PM Guide visit to the Cloud forest sanctuary
14:30-16:00 PM TodoBambu (Demonstration on how to make furniture using different bamboo species)
17:00 PM Entertainment (traditional regional music), dinner: Mexican food, Clavijero Botanical Garden
Sunday 1st November 2015
14:00-8:00 PM Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) field trip to Naolinco city, to get to know this traditional celebration in México.


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