Daily Schedule: CSSA 2011 Biennial Convention, San Diego, CA

  Day 1 - Sunday, April 24
1:00 - 9:00 pm Registration
6:00 - 9:00 pm Welcome reception
6:00 - 7:00 pm Purchase early-bird shopping raffle tickets
7:00 - 7:30 pm Shopping by raffle winners
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Plant sales open to all
   
  Day 2 - Monday, April 25
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration
7:00 am - 5:00 pm CSSA Silent Auction
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Plant sales
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome and opening comments
9:00 am Marlon Machado
A trip to the Pampas: The cacti of Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil
10:00 am

Julia Etter and Martin Kristen
Heavily Armed Fellows: The Agaves of Mexico

11:00 am Dr. Matthew Opel
Nomenclature, Evolution, and Succulent Plants
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch and sales
1:30 pm Guillermo Rivera
Diversity of Cacti in Northwest Argentina
2:30 pm Cactus Quiz (be prompt!)
3:30 pm Jackie Poole
Spiny or Not: An Overview of Texas Cacti and Succulents
4:30 pm Dr. Rudi Dorsch
Origin of Epiphytic Cacti: a Historical Perspective
6:00 pm Cash bar
6:30 pm Opening banquet; CSSA awards
8:00 pm Keynote speaker: Dr. Jon Rebman
Dr. Reid Moran and Isla Guadalupe
  Day 3 - Tuesday, April 26
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
7:00 am - 5:00 pm CSSA Silent Auction
12.00 pm - 8:00 pm Plant sales
8:15 am Good morning and daily announcements
8:30 am Guillermo Rivera
Cacti of Peru: Land of the Incas
9:30 am Debra Lee Baldwin
Designing with Succulents
10:30 am Jackie Poole
Seldom Seen: An Intimate Look at the Rarest Cacti
and Succulents of Texas
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch and sales
1:00 pm Karen Zimmerman
An Insider's Tour of the Huntington Desert Collections
2:00 pm Dr. Rudi Dorsch
California Epipcactus Hybridizers of the 20th Century
3:00 pm Tom Glavich
Mutants
4:00 pm Marlon Machado
The Discocacti and Melocacti of Brazil
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
5:00 - 7:00 pm Judges Workshop
7:00 pm Affiliates meeting
8:00 pm Newsletter editors meeting
8:00 pm Other meetings TBA
  Day 4 - Wednesday, April 27 Field Trip Day: See Schedules
7:00 am- 5:00 pm Registration
12.00 pm - 8:00 pm Plant sales
Times vary Field Trips Departures
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
6:00 pm Cash Bar
7:00 pm Rare plant auction
  Day 5 - Thursday, April 28
7:00 am- 5:00 pm Registration
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Plant sales
8:15 am Good morning and daily announcements
8:30 am Tom Knapik
Geometric Geophytes
9:30 am Dr. Gideon Smith
Aloes and Their Relatives
10:30 am Karen Zimmerman
Hybridizing Aloes: Past and Present, with Future Possibilities
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch and sales
1:00 pm Dr. Matthew Opel
Conophytum: in the Veld and under Glass
2:00 pm Andrew Hankey
Ramblings Around a few Lithops Locales
3:00 pm Debra Lee Baldwin
Succulent Container Gardens
4:00 pm Todd Masilko
Pachycauls and Stem Succulents in the Wild and the Garden
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
7:00 - 9:00 pm Plant Workshops.  Subjects To be announced
  Day 6 - Friday, April 29
7:00 am- 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 pm - 4:00 pm Plant sales
8:15 am Good morning and daily announcements
8:30 am Julia Etter and Martin Kristen
Little-Known Gems: New and Rarely Visited Mexican Crassulaceae
9:30 am Tom Glavich
Exploring Gasteria Hybrids and Cultivars
10:30 am Andrew Hankey
An Expedition to Remote and Arid Southern Angola
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch and sales
1:00 pm Tom Knapik
What's the status?
2:00 pm Dr. Gideon Smith
Succulents in Southern Africa
3:00 pm Todd Masilko
Succulents of Southern California and Surrounding Ecosystems
4:00 pm Cactus Quiz - answers and winners
6:00 pm Cash Bar
7:00 pm Farewell banquet


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