San Antonio, Texas

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!

Rick Mikula

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.

Rosanna/John Wilchynski

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!!!!
Great memories!

Thank you again!

Kelly Calabresi
Cloverlawn Butterflies

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.

Connie Hodsdon
Flutterby Gardens of Manatee, Inc.


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

Our Sponsors

Premier Sponsor:
(With grateful thanks for sponsorship "Above and Beyond!")

Premier Sponsor: Butterfly Wing Bling

Platinum Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Butterfly Farming Supplies

Platinum Sponsor: ButterfliZ of Iowa

Platinum Sponsor: Brenda's Butterfly Habitat

Platinum Sponsor: Michigan Native Butterfly Farm

Platinum Sponsor: Raising Butterflies

Gold Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: Folk's Butterfly Farm

Gold Sponsor: Rainbow's End Butterfly Farm

Gold Sponsor: Flutterfly Gardens of Manatee
(Flutterby Gardens is sponsoring the Saturday Night Margaritas)

Gold Sponsor: Sky River Butterflies
(SkyRiver Butterflies is sponsoring the Thursday Night Wine Reception)

Gold Sponsor: Butterfly Educators

Bronze Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor: Beech Creek Butterfly House

Bronze Sponsor: Rose Franklin's Perennials

Bronze Sponsor: Hole in Hand Butterfly Farm

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