We here at Odom’s Orchids, Inc., would like to welcome you to join us for our very specialAnnual Cattleya Symposium! The check-in date for the hotels is Thursday August 2nd, starting at 5 p.m. The Symposium will be held on Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th at the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, Florida from 8 am – 5pm.
One Royal Family of Orchids! Two day event August 3rd and 4th 2018 - with 4 guest speakers each day. Check-in day is Thursday August 2nd starting at 5:00pm where we will have a pizza party at the host hotel lobby. There will be a rare Cattleya auction on Friday night at the hotel and lunch is included both days at the Indian River Research and Education Center.
2018 8th Annual Cattleya Symposium speakers:
Jeff Bradley (Texas):
The Historic European Cattleyas That Came to America
Alex Maximiano: (Colorado)
Lance Osborne (IFAS, FL):
Alan Koch (Gold Country Orchids):
The Magic of Cattleya briegeri and its Progeny
Frank Smith (Florida):
Bill Rogerson (Illinois)
Cattleya aclandiae and Cattleya schilleriana
Bill Thoms: (Florida)
Roy Tokunaga: (Hawaii)
Flower Boosters for Cattleyas
Additional details coming soon!!
The cost of the symposium is $175.00 per person. Due to the limited seating capacity, we have enough openings for only 140 people so make sure you don’t miss the deadline to sign-up. We need everyone registered by July 30th in order to have everything prepared in a timely fashion for each attendee. We also have made arrangements for special pricing at the Hampton Inn. Below is the hotel information and IFAS building location.
The Hampton Inn & Suites, 1985 Reynolds Drive, Fort Pierce, FL, Phone (772) 828-45100will be our host for this year’s symposium. So the quicker you have signed up, the more likely you will be guaranteed a spot in the host hotel.
The IFAS center has been kind enough let us host our symposiums with them every year. As some of our previous attendees know, there are some things we cannot control such as the temperature. It has been known to be on the colder side in the building so please bring a sweater or jacket just in case. Also, we have no control over the overhead emergency lights – we cannot dim them.
As a reminder, particularly for all of our new people, we will be providing lunch for everyone on Friday and Saturday. There will be an auction Friday night and we would like everyone to meet at the Hampton Inn lobby Thursday evening for a pizza party. This will give us a chance to pass out name tags early as well as an opportunity for everyone to meet one another.
A final schedule will be provided in everyone’s books which will be received in-person at the Hampton Inn Thursday evening.
Hampton Inn & Suites:
Address: 1985 Reynolds Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34945