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#1 dennisB

 
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

Hi

anyone else planning on going to the USA in August for the ICPS conference?

cheers

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 14:09 PM

Hi

anyone else planning on going to the USA in August for the ICPS conference?

cheers

Dennis


Can't actually very well stay away, now can I :sun_bespectacled:

I'll be there

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

I will be there, but only traveling from Canada.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 19:54 PM

The New England Carnivorous Plant Society is pleased to announce the speakers that are confirmed so far for the 2012 International Carnivorous Plant Society conference.

They are:

Peter D’Amato- Speaking on his soon-to-be released revision of the Savage Garden!

Damon Collingsworth- Speaking on Darlingtonia across its natural habitat ranges.

Ron Determann- Speaking on Atlanta Botanical Gardens field conservation and re-introduction projects.

Rob Cantley- Speaking on habitat pressures and conservation education projects in the South-East Asian island-chains.

Adam Cross- Speaking on the severe threats faced by Aldrovanda in their natural habitats.

North American Sarracenia Conservancy- Will have a presentation about the accomplishments and future projects for preserving wild habitats.

And there will be a Round-Table discussion by various personalities yet to be announced on the Conferences theme: “Conservation through Education”

In total there will be twelve lectures.

We are awaiting confirmation from a few other speakers.

We are also sending out a call for papers for anyone who wishes to submit their proposals for the opportunity to speak. The deadline for submissions is June 1st although it does help to send in your proposal sooner.

-Topics and speakers might change to due to new developments or unforeseen circumstances.

More announcements to follow soon!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 19:56 PM

Put on yer reading glasses, cause the field trip announcement is a doozy! It should answer most questions anyone would have though...

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 20:01 PM

The New England Carnivorous Plant Society is pleased to announce the Field Trip schedules to follow the 2012 International Carnivorous Plant Society conference!
There will be a few different choices for field trips after the Conference is over:

There will be “Group A” which will start with local field trips in New England and then will travel by airplane to North Carolina with the return trip home on Sunday, August 19th.

“Group B” will be local excursions to destinations with Carnivorous Plants around New England and will be over by Sunday morning, August 19th.

There will also be options available for local attractions such as Aquariums and City tours.




Group A: New England and North Carolina.

The Group A excursion will start in New England along with Group B for a day-long tour of various local Carnivorous Plant habitats. Then, Group A will fly down to North Carolina the following day to view primarily Venus Flytraps in the wild.

There will then be a trip to the Green Swamp and to locations managed by the Nature Conservancy that are normally closed to the public and are spectacular!

There also will be locations in roadside ditches, empty lots and other unusual areas to showcase the struggle for survival of these unique plants and to view the variety of their natural habitats and the variations of the plants seen between them.

There will also be some extremely impressive Sarracenia stands and other wild Carnivorous Plants to view on this part of the trip as well.

Edited by Quogue, 21 May 2012 - 15:18 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 20:01 PM

Group A and Group B will both be travelling together on Tuesday, the first day, by Charter Bus to various nearby locations of Carnivorous Plant habitats to view Sphagnum bogs with S. Purpurea, D. Rotundifolia, D. Intermedia and various Ultriculata… then back to the Hotel, and then Dinner and discussion. Please extend your stay at the conference Hotel for Monday and Tuesday nights to accommodate this.

On Wednesday morning, Group A will take a bus to Logan Airport which is about an hour and a half travel to catch an airplane to Raleigh, North Carolina which is about a 2 hour flight.

Once there, the group leaders will pick up the rental vans and take their designated passenger groups to the Hotel which is a two-hour drive.

On the way, we can stop at a site to see Venus Flytraps and other Carnivorous Plants in the wild in order to begin our tour as soon as possible.

Then, we shall continue on to check in at the Hotel and have Dinner and a brief discussion before turning in for the night and preparing for the next day’s events.

Edited by Quogue, 21 May 2012 - 15:20 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 20:03 PM

Costs & arrangements:

Hotel costs are factored in if you are sharing a two-bedroom with another person and splitting the bill. Please keep that in mind.

Approximate cost for the New England Day-Tour: $100 for Bus & Hotel for Tuesday night at the conference Hotel.

One day transport in New England, the Bus to PVD Airport, , 4 days Vehicle rental and 4 nights Hotel costs with water for field trips equals a total cost of $440.

Seperate is airfare to North Carolina

Attendees are responsible for their own meal costs and their return trips home. Transport to Raleigh RDU airport on Sunday will be provided.
We will arrange meals so that everyone can eat together, but we will have to “pay as we go”

Please plan accordingly.

The New England Carnivorous Plant Society has the Travel Agency Liberty Travel/Flight Centre providing the group air travel package from PVD Airport in Rhode Island to Raleigh, North Carolina.

Right now, it’s $176 with fees & taxes per person, one-way, non-refundable/transferable with up to 50 seats available and no penalty for not filling them all.

Reservations and payments for air travel to North Carolina will be made directly to the travel agency by the participants with a group code.

For questions regarding the Carnivorous Plants to be seen for the North Carolina tour, please ask Mark Todd as he will be the tour guide for that portion.

If there are any other questions, please let me know and I will be happy to answer them.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Edited by Quogue, 21 May 2012 - 15:26 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:00 AM

Ohh, those lectures should be good!

Any news on a prospective vendors list?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 13:39 PM

I'm not dealing with that department, but from what I've heard, there will be some of the top names in the biz!
At the next meeting I'll try and find out for you

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 16:58 PM

Updates:

Phil Sheridan of the much-beloved Meadowview Biological Research Station will be speaking at the Conference with a presentation titled: “Pitchers for the Public! – Applied Conservation in Virginia.”


California Carnivores will be having a Promotional Booth and Peter D’Amato will be speaking on his fully revised new edition of The Savage Garden to be released in 2013.

And as a bonus, Peter will be showing for the first time outside of the Film-Festival circuit, an award-nominated documentary short titled “Well Fed” by Director Anna Moot-Levin and starring Peter D’Amato, Damon Collingsworth, Geoff Wong and their volunteer Axel.
An amusing and haunting little film about CP growers and the question of "who owns whom"

http://www.sebastopo...film.php?id=122
http://www.q6studios...credits/wellfed


Damon Collingsworth will have a presentation titled: "Darlingtonia in Northern California and Southern Oregon: A Rainy Cobra Walkabout"
This presentation will look at Darlingtonia variation (including a spectacular red clone), seed distribution, sphagnum sporophytes, and a site exposed to extreme summer heat

Ron Determann will be presenting an overview of some of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s ex-situ conservation Carnivorous Plant programs.


Now for an update on the Field Trips:

We are going to be using the NECPS Conference account for payments for the field trips to simplify things.

There will still be an individual payment to the Travel Agency for the Plane Tickets.

Then, there will be one payment for the New England and North Carolina trips.

Then, there will be another payment for the optional Atlanta Botanical Gardens trip if you wish to go on that too.

We are working on the final costing details before opening up the registration for those trips and we also would like to give people some time to think about it.
Once we open the Travel Agency reservations, we will only have two weeks to pay for the tickets!

If you read the above, you'll get a ball-park figure of what the costs should be...


This will be one great Conference with one heck-of-a Field Trip!
Hope you all can make it!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 15:48 PM

So now the Group A field Trip is:

Tuesday- New England CP Bog Tour
Wednesday- Flight to North Carolina and some time in the field.
Thursday- All day of field excursions
Friday- All day of field excursions
Saturday- All day of field excursions
Sunday- Return home

We're working on some details at the moment and will have updates soon.

Stay tuned!

Edited by Quogue, 21 May 2012 - 15:26 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 15:52 PM

Peter D’Amato from California Carnivores will be speaking on his fully revised new edition of The Savage Garden to be released in 2013. Also he will do a short presentation on "Greges and Grudges", why some rogue CP growers are naming grex hybrids, even though it is against horticultural law for CP growers to do so.

And as a bonus, Peter will be showing for the first time outside of the Film-Festival circuit, an award-nominated documentary short titled “Well Fed” by Director Anna Moot-Levin and starring Peter D’Amato, Damon Collingsworth, Geoff Wong and their volunteer Axel.
An amusing and haunting little film about CP growers and the question of "who owns whom"

http://www.sebastopo...film.php?id=122
http://www.q6studios...credits/wellfed

Damon Collingsworth the Co-Owner of California Carnivores will have a presentation titled: "Darlingtonia in Northern California and Southern Oregon: A Rainy Cobra Walkabout"
This presentation will look at Darlingtonia variation (including a spectacular red clone), seed distribution, sphagnum sporophytes, and a site exposed to extreme summer heat

Ron Determann, Director of Conservatory and Conservation of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens will be presenting an overview of some of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s ex-situ conservation Carnivorous Plant programs.

Rob Cantley of Borneo Exotics in Sri Lanka will be speaking on habitat pressures and conservation education projects in the South-East Asian island-chains.

Adam Cross from Australia, the author of “Aldrovanda, The Waterwheel Plant” will be speaking on the worldwide decline, threatening processes and current conservation status of Aldrovanda vesiculosa

North American Sarracenia Conservancy- Will have a presentation about the accomplishments and future projects for preserving wild habitats.

Phil Sheridan of Meadowview Biological Research Station in Virginia will have a presentation titled: “Pitchers for the Public! – Applied Conservation in Virginia.”

Fernando Rivadavia will have a presentation on the recent changes to Brazilian Drosera Taxonomy.

Fernando Rivadavia will present recent studies done by himself and Andreas Fleischmann on Genlisea and the newest member of the Carnivorous Plant family: Philcoxia

Stewart McPherson will be speaking on the Ark of Life conservation project and the most endangered Carnivorous Plant taxa that have been included into it so far.

This will be updated shortly with more exciting new information!!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 15:54 PM

Here is the final version, please disregard any other posts in this thread


Field Trip Group A.


Field Trip Group A. will start in New England on Tuesday, August 14 and take the full day to tour local Carnivorous Plants in their natural habitats. Native Carnivorous Plants include Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea, Drosera rotundifolia, Drosera intermedia, and Utricularia spp.

The next day, Wednesday August 15, the group will fly down to North Carolina. The theme of this trip will be the tenuous survival of the Venus Flytrap in the wild, with observations and discussions on the differences of the various habitats and the variety of the plants within them. We will also explore the man-made threats that pressure these plants and the uncertain future that they face.

There will be Venus Flytraps in their native habitat at various different locations, including two locations managed by the Nature Conservancy that are normally closed to the public, the Green Swamp and the Boiling Springs area. These and the other locations will represent a broad overview of the Venus Flytrap’s increasingly pressured natural habitat range.

There will also be numerous and spectacular Sarracenia, Drosera, Pinguicula and Utricularia to be seen at these locations as well.


We will also have a visit to the beach for some sun & sand and a chance to view the nearby wetlands with Carnivorous Plants as well. Afterwards, a quick visit to a Civil War Fort and then continuing on to a scenic Ferry ride across Cape Fear River to pay homage and visit the Burial Grounds of Governor Arthur Dobbs, Mister Tippitiwitchet himself: http://www.sarraceni...aq/faq2880.html & . We will then be stopping at Orton Pond to view Wild Alligators up close and personal, and finally onto the Boiling Springs area to visit more Carnivorous Plant locations and then to relax in the Town.


Most of the sites are within a half-hour drive of each other, maximizing time in the field for observations, photography and just enjoying the scenery!
The group will be staying at one hotel for the duration of the North Carolina trip, which will be four days and four nights. There will be rented vehicles driven by NECPS volunteers to transport the group.
Precautions will be taken to alleviate the heat, insect and exhaustion risks involved. Water will be provided.



Field Trip Group A. Costs:


Hotel in New England- Not Included

Tour Bus New England Bogs- Included

Transportation to Airport- Included

Flight to North Carolina- Not Included: Book reservations using Group code with Travel Agency to be provided

Rental Vehicles in North Carolina (4 days)- Included

2-Bed, Shared Hotel Rooms (4 nights)- Included

Return trip home- Not Included

Hot Breakfast Daily- Included

Other Meals- Not Included

Drinking Water during Field Excursions- Included


Payment to NECPS: $440

Estimated cost of Flight to North Carolina: $176 for One-Way Group-Rate
Flight information will be provided for Round-Trip Flight for self-booking option

Prices are subject to change at any time until the reservations are made. Then the prices will be locked.
For any cost savings, participants will be refunded the difference. For any cost increases, participants will be billed the difference.
At this time, we anticipate no unmanageable cost increases and expect to issue a modest refund.

The Field Trip Registration Sign-Up and the Group-Rate Reservations for the Airline will begin April 30th and will close May 14th, full payment will be required upon Registration.
After the Group Package closes, information will still be provided for interested individuals of the Flight, Hotel & Car Rental Company for people to make their own arrangements to meet the Group in Wilmington.
There will be NO deviations of the main Group to accommodate any late-arrivals.

This will be an enjoyable trip that will also be quite enlightening, with focus on the most famous and classic member of all the Carnivorous Plants: The Venus Flytrap!!
We hope that you can join us!

Edited by Quogue, 20 April 2012 - 15:57 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 18:17 PM

YES! Registration for the Fieldtrip is open! :sun_bespectacled:

Also an update on the latest on the speakers and the first sellers.

Check here: http://www.necps.org...s2012/index.php and follow the appropriate link.

Hope to see a serious European delegation in August :l_sunny:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 18:53 PM

More quick updates:

Tim Bailey, Chairman and Publications Editor of The Carnivorous Plant Society, who is also the Author of the most comprehensive look at the Venus Flytrap titled Miraculum Naturae - Venus's Flytrap, will be joining the Group in North Carolina to contribute his knowledge and observations to the Field Trip.

The Field Trip registration will be closing soon! Act now before you miss this awesome opportunity!!!






Latest updates for the Speakers:

Ron Determann, Conservatory Director of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens will be presenting an overview of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s in-situ and ex-situ conservation programs for the Carnivorous Plants and their native habitats of the South-Eastern region of the United States.

Richard Nunn will be speaking on some of the most endangered Australian Carnivorous Plant species and their conservation status. Greg Bourke will be joining the discussion via Skype and they will also have a presentation on techniques developed for Field Photography of Carnivorous Plants. They will then speak about their newly released book on Redfern: Australian Carnivorous Plants.

Paulo Gonella will be presenting via Skype, and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to discuss, their publication of Recent Advances in Drosera Taxonomy in Brazil . Although the Flora Neotropica published in 2005 considers that only 14 Drosera species are native to Brazil, Paulo & Fernando believe this number is closer to 30. These species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.

Fernando Rivadavia will speak on Philcoxia and will describe the recent studies that proved the rare genus is the newest member of the carnivorous plant family. Brief descriptions will be given about the morphology, ecology and geographic distribution of the 3 known species of Philcoxia - as well as a new, undescribed species. Recent photographs of Philcoxia in the wild will also be presented.

Andreas Fleischmann will be presenting via Skype a Taxonomic Review of the Genus Genlisea and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to take part in the discussion. Five new species Genlisea were published in 2011 and the genus will expand by approximately 10 more by 2012. The species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.

Stewart McPherson will describe the Ark of Life conservation project and provide an overview of the most critically endangered carnivorous plant taxa from all worldwide genera including little known taxa with surviving populations of a dozen or more plants in the wild, and the urgent threat of extinction they face.
He will then be offering a forum for new ideas on the expansion of the existing collections, and the development of new “arks” to safeguard the rarest specimens.
Stewart will also present a new documentary of his: http://www.redfernna...and_mount_kiamo


Rachel Schwallier, PhD researcher, will be presenting “Will we murder our murderous plants? A phyloclimatic answer.” Describing her recent work of past, present and future Nepenthes distrubution modeling as well as her upcoming projects in pitcher morphometrics, diet and the NCB Naturalis Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo.

Edited by Quogue, 11 May 2012 - 18:53 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:39 PM

Early-Bird has been extended again till the 21st.

There also should be some really big updates soon, so stay tuned!

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 15:29 PM

Latest update for speakers:

Robert Cantley & Diana Williams will present “Harnessing the power of the Media to Raise Public Awareness about Carnivorous Plants and their Conservation”
Here they will cover the raising of awareness of local populations and all levels of their governments to the existence of these plants and the importance of formally categorising their conservation status through systems such as the IUCN Red List. They will also describe further roles of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s newly formed Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group.
The presentation will then provide an over-view of how the carnivorous plant community might further engage the press and will include the anatomy of a recent major exhibit of Nepenthes where engaging with celebrities achieved maximal media coverage.


Also, the Field Trip registration has been extended for another two weeks... get in while you can! This will be one amazing trip!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 17:38 PM

Latest update is to Phil Sheridan's lecture:

Phil Sheridan, Ph.D., of Meadowview Biological Research Station in Virginia will have a presentation titled: “Pitchers for the Public! – Applied Conservation in Virginia.”
Dr. Sheridan will discuss the innovative conservation efforts being utilized to restore longleaf pine/pitcher plant ecosystems in southeastern Virginia and globally rare gravel pitcher plant bogs in central Virginia. The public has a right to see restored, exemplary, indigenous pitcher plant habitats and Meadowview is striving to meet this environmental need.

The Lecture Schedule will be available soon!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 15:26 PM

Final Speaker Schedule!


Saturday

Fernando Rivadavia- Saturday 9:00am-10:00am

Fernando Rivadavia will speak on Philcoxia and will describe the recent studies that proved the rare genus is the newest member of the carnivorous plant family. Brief descriptions will be given about the morphology, ecology and geographic distribution of the 3 known species of Philcoxia - as well as a new, undescribed species. Recent photographs of Philcoxia in the wild will also be presented.


Adam Cross- Saturday 10:30-11:30am

Adam Cross, Author of the newly released book from Redfern Natural History “Aldrovanda, The Waterwheel Plant” will be speaking on the worldwide decline, threatening processes and current conservation status of Aldrovanda vesiculosa


Robert Cantley & Diana Williams- Saturday 1:30-2:30pm

Robert Cantley & Diana Williams will present “Harnessing the power of the Media to Raise Public Awareness about Carnivorous Plants and their Conservation”
Here they will cover the raising of awareness of local populations and all levels of their governments to the existence of these plants and the importance of formally categorising their conservation status through systems such as the IUCN Red List. They will also describe further roles of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s newly formed Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group.
The presentation will then provide an over-view of how the carnivorous plant community might further engage the press and will include the anatomy of a recent major exhibit of Nepenthes where engaging with celebrities achieved maximal media coverage.


Peter D’Amato- Saturday 3:00-4:00pm

Peter D’Amato from California Carnivores will be speaking on his fully revised new edition of The Savage Garden to be released in 2013. Also he will do a short presentation on "Greges and Grudges", why some rogue CP growers are naming grex hybrids, even though it is against horticultural law for CP growers to do so.

And as a bonus, Peter will be showing for the first time outside of the Film-Festival circuit, an award-nominated documentary short titled “Well Fed” by Director Anna Moot-Levin and starring Peter D’Amato, Damon Collingsworth, Geoff Wong and their volunteer Axel.
An amusing and haunting little film about CP growers and the question of "who owns whom"

http://www.sebastopo...film.php?id=122
http://www.q6studios...credits/wellfed


Sunday

Phil Mann, Richard Nunn & Greg Bourke- Sunday 9:00-10:00am

Phil Mann and Richard Nunn will be speaking on some of the most endangered Australian Carnivorous Plant species and their conservation status. Greg Bourke will be joining the discussion via Skype and they will also have a presentation on techniques developed for Field Photography of Carnivorous Plants. They will then speak about the newly released book on Redfern: Australian Carnivorous Plants authored by Richard Nunn & Greg Bourke.


Phil Sheridan- Sunday 10:30-11:30am

Phil Sheridan, Ph.D., of Meadowview Biological Research Station in Virginia will have a presentation titled: “Pitchers for the Public! – Applied Conservation in Virginia.”
Dr. Sheridan will discuss the innovative conservation efforts being utilized to restore longleaf pine/pitcher plant ecosystems in southeastern Virginia and globally rare gravel pitcher plant bogs in central Virginia. The public has a right to see restored, exemplary, indigenous pitcher plant habitats and Meadowview is striving to meet this environmental need.


Damon Collingsworth- Sunday 1:30-2:30pm

Damon Collingsworth the Co-Owner of California Carnivores will have a presentation titled: "Darlingtonia in Northern California and Southern Oregon: A Rainy Cobra Walkabout"
This presentation will look at Darlingtonia variation (including a spectacular red clone), seed distribution, sphagnum sporophytes, and a site exposed to extreme summer heat


Ron Determann- Sunday 3:00-4:00pm

Ron Determann, Conservatory Director of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens will be presenting an overview of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s in-situ and ex-situ conservation programs for the Carnivorous Plants and their native habitats of the South-Eastern region of the United States.


Rachel Schwallier- Sunday 4:15am-4:45pm

Rachel Schwallier, PhD researcher, will be presenting “Will we murder our murderous plants? A phyloclimatic answer.” Describing her recent work of past, present and future Nepenthes distrubution modeling as well as her upcoming projects in pitcher morphometrics, diet and the NCB Naturalis Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo.


Monday

Paulo Gonello & Fernando Rivadavia- Monday 9:00am-10:00am

Paulo Gonella will be presenting via Skype, and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to discuss, their publication of Recent Advances in Drosera Taxonomy in Brazil . Although the Flora Neotropica published in 2005 considers that only 14 Drosera species are native to Brazil, Paulo & Fernando believe this number is closer to 30. These species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.


Andreas Fleischmann & Fernando Rivadavia- Monday 10:30am-11:15am

Andreas Fleischmann will be presenting via Skype a Taxonomic Review of the Genus Genlisea and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to take part in the discussion. Five new species Genlisea were published in 2011 and the genus will expand by approximately 10 more by 2012. The species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.


Emily Troiano- Monday 1:00-1:30pm

Emily Troiano, the President of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy, will have a presentation about the accomplishments and future projects for preserving wild Sarracenia and Carnivorous Plant habitats.


Stewart McPherson- Monday 2:00-3:00pm

Stewart McPherson will describe the Ark of Life conservation project and provide an overview of the most critically endangered carnivorous plant taxa from all worldwide genera including little known taxa with surviving populations of a dozen or more plants in the wild, and the urgent threat of extinction they face.
He will then be offering a forum for new ideas on the expansion of the existing collections, and the development of new “arks” to safeguard the rarest specimens.
Stewart will also present a new documentary of his: http://www.redfernna...and_mount_kiamo


Robert Gibson- Monday 3:30-4:00

Robert Gibson will be presenting a talk on a morphological evaluation of the Drosera peltata complex. The talk will include details of lessons learnt from phenetic analysis undertaken with Barry Conn and Jeremy Bruhl. The five species now recognized in this complex will be described.