2021 Convention

Gesneriads at Home around the World

Virtual Convention 2021
June 28 to July 3, 2021


The Gesneriad Society is truly an international organization. Not only do gesneriads grow wild in more than 80 countries on six continents, but our Society has members in almost 50 countries all around the world. This year’s Virtual Convention will focus on the extent of our international appeal by having virtual presentations from various growers and researchers from around the world. A great deal of special planning is going into this virtual convention program and we hope that many of our members will be able to participate.

The Virtual Convention will be held the week of June 28 so be sure to save some time that week to participate. Plans at this time include at least four lectures by international speakers, several student presentations, meetings/programs from the Gesneriad Hybridizers Association and Conservation Committee, and our Annual Meeting … in addition to the 2021 Virtual Flower Show viewing, which will open on Friday, July 2.

For the Virtual Flower Show, will be using a schedule adapted from the standard convention flower show schedule. The Virtual Flower Show Schedule and Rules can be found by clicking on the links on the right.

Start taking photos of your favorite plants, gesneriad art work or designs that you will create for this show. Select the best five and submit them between May 1 and May 31, 2021 as specified in the exhibitors rules. We hope you will participate, no matter where you live. Members will also be able to vote for their favorites. Voting rules will be announced when the show goes live.



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