November 7-10, 2013
I hate conventions because they always need to end! It is hard enough to say good bye to a dear friend after a great weekend and saying good bye to 90 friends is 90 times harder. But WOW what a great time it was. To Kathy, Tatia and the Joint Conference committee, Thank You so much for putting together such a well organized event. It had to be the only time in history that an event actually ran on schedule!
What a great time. Met many new friends and made many more. Learned so much it will take a year to process it all. By then it will be convention time again. Thanks to all and we'll see you soon.
The convention was amazing! Hope we can do it again next year:)
Thanks for all your hard work putting these 2 groups together. It was so great seeing everyone!!!!
Thank you again!
WOW! What a great idea to bring us all together for a fantastic conference.
It could not have been better. It far exceeded my expectations. And to spend time with Chip Taylor - priceless. What an incredible man he is.
Thank you to Kathy, Tatia, and the conference committees. You did a super job. And to Rick, I say thank you for being a stand that we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the IBBA as a united group of professional butterfly breeders. It was so nice to get to be with old friends.
Monarch Conservation: The Challenges and Opportunities
(Keynote Presentation) - by Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch
Raising Painted Ladies - by Tatia Veltkamp and David Folk
A Systematic Approach to Raising Monarchs Using Standard Operating Procedures- by Connie Hodsdon
Parasitoids - by Edith Smith
Hybridponics - by Rick Mikula and Cornelius Du Plessis
An Aeroponics Growing System - by Judi Sunshine
Mobile Exhibits - Design, Education & Profit - by David Folk
Media, Marketing and the Butterfly Business - by Monika Maeckle & Guest Panel
Butterfly Art Project - by Lori Harris
Butterfly Gardening - by Brenda Dziedzic
Update on regulations and permitting questions - Wayne Wehling, USDA APHIS Pest Permitting
Metamorphosis Revealed in The Secret World of a Monarch’s Metamorphosis - by Sue Schuldt
Pests: Stop the Invasion –Open Discussion
Working with Exhibits - by Dr. Nancy Greig
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