Plant Collections Professional Development

 
2014 Plant Collections Symposium
 
Advancing Plant Collections Management
November 5-7, 2014  I  Washington, DC
Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens, in partnership with US Botanic Garden & US National Arboretum

 

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the recent Plant Collections Symposium!

View the attendee list here.


2014 Symposium Presentations:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Keynote Presentation: Turning the Museum Inside-Out: Smithsonian Scale Digitization
Gunter Waibel - Smithsonian Institute  (Click Here to view the project discussed in this presentation, APGA is still awaiting permission to post the actual presentation)
 

Session 1: Strategies for Conducting Effective Collection Audits
David Aplin - BotanicalValues - Botanic & Public Garden Management Services 
(Click Here for presentation)

 

Session 2: Panel Discussion:  Connecting Audiences to Collections
Jeff Downing - Mt Cuba Center
Karen Daubmann - New York Botanical Garden
Anamari Dorgan - The Morton Arboretum
Ari Novi - US Botanic Garden
(Click Here for all presentations for this session.)

 

Session 3: NAPCC Case Study: Benchmarking Orchid Collections
Pam Allenstein -  American Public Gardens Association  (Click Here for presentation)
Ben Dunigan - Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden  (Click Here for presentation)
Sarah Hedean & Julie Rotramel - Smithsonian Gardens  (Click Here for presentation)

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Session 4: Corralling your Plant Collection’s Digital Assets
Brian Morgan - Alliance for Public Gardens Arc-GIS/ESRI
Stefan Lura & Joe Meny - US National Arboretum
Adrienne Allegretti & Stephen Ansari - BlueRaster
Mike O’Neal - BG-BASE
(Click Here for all presentations from this session)


Session 5: Collection Development in the Era of the CBD
Pam Allenstein -  APGA  (Click Here and Here for handouts associated with this session, Click Here for the Intro)
Chad Husby - Montgomery Botanical Center  (Click Here for presentation)
Stephanie Aktipis - US Department of State  (Click Here for presentation)
Gary Kinard - USDA-ARS National Germplasm Resources Laboratory  (Click Here for presentation)
Kevin Conrad - US National Arboretum  (Click Here for presentation)

 

2014 Symposium Posters:

*Posters from this event should be available online soon. Check back here over the next week or so for access. Thank you for your patience.

 


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