Program Schedule

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Arrivals, Hotel Check ins, Preserve Tours

5:30 PM @ Pineapple Fields

Cocktail Reception

6:30 PM Pineapple Fields

Depart Hotel for Dinner

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Buccaneers Restaurant

Dinner

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ Welcome Center

Breakfast

9:00 AM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Attendees Welcome and Introductions

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

Peter Wyse Jackson - Developing a new Global Strategy for Plant Conservation as part of the Global Biodiversity Framework: a basis for future plant conservation priorities in the Caribbean region.

Colin Clubbe - Identifying Tropical Important Plants Areas in the Caribbean

M. Patrick Griffith - Botanical Bridges are essential: the scientific evidence.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:30 PM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

Chad Washburn: Botanical Garden Networking

Maria Paula Contreras: Conservation of forgotten and endangered Caribbean plants through domestication for tropical landscaping

Andrew Wyatt: Collaborating on Conservation Horticulture

William Cinea: Importance of native species in restoration projects

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Welcome Center

Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

José Lázaro Bocourt Vigil: Estado de conservación de tres especies de orquídeas, dos endémicas de Cuba, en el Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes, CUBA

Emily Coffey: In Situ & Ex situ conservation of imperilled plant species in the Southeastern United States

Luis Gonzalez Torres: Collaborative and sustainable recovery and use of Juniperus barbadensis in the Caribbean

Bruce Holst: Air Plants and Other Epiphytes of Belize: A Collaborative Project between two Botanical Gardens and a University

Congress Presentations Sessions End

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Pineapple Fields

Welcome Party Cocktail Reception

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Tippy's Restaurant

Dinner

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ Preserve Welcome Center

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Education Pavillion

Plenary Talk
Santiago Madriñán

Nicolaus Joseph Jacquin's botanical expedition to the Caribbean (1755–1759)

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

Alejandro Palmarola: Quinta de Los Molinos - A sustaintability model of a social, educational, and innivative Project

José Lázaro Bocourt Vigil: Acciones de conservación del Anthurio gymnopus Griseb., especie endémica de la familia Araceae, en el municipio de Candelaria, provincia Artemisa, Cuba.

Guy Meilleur: What would Linnaeus think of speciation via DNA?

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:30 PM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

Aleli Morales Martínez: Escuela Nacional de Horticultura y Paisajismo del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba: una propuesta para el desarrollo de la Horticultura en Cuba.

Teodoro Clase Garcia: El Sendero educativo Taino: Un espacio del Jardin Botanico Nacional de Santo Domingo para la educaion, la recreacion y la conservacion

Gunter Fischer: The role of Botanic Gardens in ecological restoration

Elijah Sands: Communications and Marketing Planning for Your Botanical Garden

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Welcome Center

Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

Emily Beech: Harnessing the Global Tree Assessment and associated data to best inform target action to prevent tree extinction

Noelia Álvarez de Román: Conservation of Zinowiewia rubra and Ardisia rarescens in Guatemala

Joachim Gratzfeld: Introduction of BGCI’s tree project implementation monitoring system

Rámon Elías Castillo Torres Conservation of native magnolias of Hispaniola

Thrity Vakil: Securing the conservation of endemic trees in Puerto Rico

William Cinea: Population assessment and recovery of Clavija domingensis and Hernandia obovata, two Critically Endangered tree species endemic to Haiti

Rodrigo De Sousa: Safeguarding Tropical Trees along an altitudinal gradient in Costa Rica through Global Collaborations

Jean Linsky: Global Conservation Consortium for Magnolia: establishment of a global network to conserve Magnolia biodiversity

Congress Presentations Sessions End

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Pineapple Fields

Cocktails and Drinks Available

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Tippy's Restaurant

Dinner

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ Preserve Welcome Center

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

Teodoro Clase Garcia: Constribucion Del Jbn De Santo Domingo Al Recate De Tesoros Botanicos De La Española

Claritza De Los Santos Rodríguez: Colección De Plantas Vivas Amenazadas Del Jardín Botánico Nacional Dr. Rafael M. Moscoso Y Su Importancia Para La Conservación

Lara Salido: The International Plant Sentinel Network

Joachim Gratzfeld: Preparedness in times of rapid change and extreme events – Botanic gardens and disaster management planning

Guy Meilleur: I Just Met a Storm Called Maria

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Education Pavillion

Congress Presentations:

José Lázaro Bocourt Vigil: Incidencia de eventos atmosféricos severos en las colecciones del Jardín Botánico Orquideario de Soroa (J.B.O.S).

Peter Wyse Jackson: Caribbean Conservation Strategy

Noelia Álvarez de Román: Botanical Gardens Conservation Internation Conservation Services

Joachim Gratzfeld: Caribbean and Central American Botanic Gardens Network Gap Analysis

Chad Washburn: Caribbean and Central American Botanical Garden Network: The Way Forward

Ethan Freid: Congress Conclusions and Closing

Congress Presentations Sessions End

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Welcome Center

Lunch

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Field Trip to North Eleuthera (Optional)

Field Trip Sites:
Agave Savannah
Glass Window Bridge/Queen’s Bath

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Pineapple Fields

Cocktails and Drinks Available

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Pineapple Fields

Depart for Banquet Dinner

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 1648 Restaurant, French Leave

Banquet Dinner

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

6:00 AM @ Pineapple Fields

Airport Transfers

8:00 AM @ Pineapple Fields

Breakfast

11:00 AM @ Pineapple Fields

Airport Transfers

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