Carnivora and the Hortus botanicus Leiden are proud to host the 2010 International Carnivorous Plant Society Conference in Leiden, The Netherlands. The conference will take place in and around (walking distance) the botanical garden, located in the heart of historical Leiden.
The conference will be held from the 6th up to and including the 8th of August 2010, while the 9th and 10th of August are reserved for (optional) excursions. The conference will be accompanied by plant sales (during the conference with International sellers) and an educational exhibition from the 6th till the 16th of August. Information can be found on the Carnivora website: www.carnivora.nl in a special section which will be available from July 2009 by clicking the button on the homepage. The website will start with general information on the botanical gardens, information on places to stay and what else to see and other useful travel info. Registration will also be done on the website, this will start when the excursions program and the basic list of lectures are ready. The expectation is that this will be from around October 2009.
For general questions the following e-mail address is available: firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you will be able to join us in The Netherlands.
Great news, Irmgard and I are really looking forward to join this event. So now our gratis to view film on YouTube on the EEE 2007 provides in advance - for everybody who has never been there - some impressions of the beautiful town of Leiden, its Hortus Botanicus (Botanical Gardens) where also the ICPS conference will take place, and how professional the "Werkgroep Carnivora" is able to organize such international CP-events.
Just a quick update. Preparations are going well but unfortunately out webmaster had some delays (external causes). That means that you can expect the webpage with info by the end of August. Sorry for the delay, but I am glad we started early
Hello fellow CP lovers, I was planning on going to the 8th ICPS Conference in Leiden 2010, I had many questions since this will be my first excursion. One in particular was in regards to bringing back purchased specimens of CP's from the plant sales at the conference. Since I am traveling from the US, do I need phytosanitary documents, or do they ship the plants via a nursery in the Netherlands to a nursery in the US? What else should I know in context to getting the plants from there to here? Thank you Ryan
First, about the conference. It is mainly a meeting to talk about the plants and listen to leading experts in the field talk about their findings. On top of that we organize a show and excursions. Sales is something different. We give sellers the change to sell their plants and books at this meeting (only the Saturday and Sunday). Some of them can ship internationally and some can't or won't. I don't know in detail the law of all countries, perhaps one of our US based friends can help there, but you can bet on needing Fyto and export permits and perhaps Cites papers as well.
Sellers are still asking for selling space so when we have a list we will publish that and you can contact them and ask if they are willing/able to ship to the US. Ordering per Internet seems an easier way to get plants than buying them in Europe and have them send after you or work out the massive paperwork while you are over. I think (US guys please correct me if I am wrong) there is even an quarantine period of several weeks involved for the US.
If you have any other questions about the conference, just send me an email or PM.
Thanks to you and everyone else working on setting up this conference! I really appreciate all the hard work you're putting into this.
I went to my credit union today (in the US) to inquire about an international wire transfer to send the money for my conference registration (I have not yet registered on your website; I figured I would make sure I could send the money first.) They indicated I would need a few more pieces of information from you in addition to the IBAN, Account, and BIC numbers to finish the transfer.
I assume others may need this, as well. If you could supply us with the following information, that would be great:
Your Bank/Financial Institution Name The Bank/Financial Institution's Address, including city, etc. The address for Carnivora (best to use the one listed with your bank), including city, etc.