26th International Phalaenopsis Symposium


Whether you are a novice, intermediate, or advanced grower, here is why the Symposium is a must:

  • Learn the future trends in Phalaenopsis hybridizing

  • See award winning growers select the "best for breeding" plants

  • Get the answers to all your Phalaenopsis culture questions from our expert panel of speakers and growers

  • Have the opportunity to see and purchase the newest and best in Phalaenopsis breeding from top vendors

Educational Lectures:

  • Wesley E. Higgins, Ph. D., Florida" 
    Topic: "Phalaenopsis: 2021 Update"

  • Alan Koch, California 
    Topic: "Phalaenopsis 101, Growing to Perfection"

  • Dotty Woodson, Texas 
    Topic: "The Management of Pests and Diseases"

  • Ramon de los Santos, California 
    Topic: "Phalaenopsis tetraspis and its influence on hybrids"

AOS Judging:  We encourage everyone to bring in your blooming orchids for review. All orchid genera welcome for AOS. 

AOS Plant RegistrationPlant Registration required on site or by electronic pre-registration prior to judging. (printable forms below . . . recommended)

Vendors:  Blue Ridge Orchids - Mike Mims; Gold Country Orchids - Alan Koch; Mainshow Orchids - Ramone de los Santos; Ingram's Better Books, and Orchidabilia. 

Annual Auction of Orchid Products:  Proceeds from the auction will benefit key projects for the International Phalaenopsis Alliance. (The IPA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations may be US tax deductible.)

Saturday Evening Barbeque: Hosted by Krull-Smith Orchids

Accommodations:  Special IPA Group Rate at The Hilton Garden Inn, Apopka, Florida:
(580 E. Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703.  Tel: 407-703-4493) Room rates are $109 (plus
local sales and occupancy taxes) per night for one king bed or two queen beds, no minimum stay required.  To make reservations click the link below (preferred).
Rooms ReservationsYou may also call the hotel directly.  Note that the group name is Orchid Symposium IPA 2021 and the code for  the special rate is "ORSYM" Rates are valid 2 days before and 2 days after the event (based on space availability).  If booking online be sure to include "ORSYM" under the Group Code.

 July 5, 2021 Deadline for receiving the IPA special room rae at the   Hilton Garden Inn, Apopka, FL.  July 21, 2021 Deadline for mail-in or online mail-in Symposium Registration.  Due to COVID:  Registrants agree to follow Federal and local health guidelines.  There will be no registrations at the door

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