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ORCHID QUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER
11 am Saturday
The ease of Growing Multifloral Paphiopedilum – the Tropical Lady Slipper
Sam Tsui, owner of Orchid Inn, Ltd
Sam Tsui, owner of Orchid Inn, Ltd
Sam was born in Hong Kong on November 23, 1952. He traveled to the United States at the age of 22. He attended Illinois State University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in accounting. He has since completed his MBA.
He began growing orchids in the early 1980’s. He commercially grows and hybridizes Paphiopedilums in his 6,000 sq.ft. greenhouse, Orchid Inn, Inc, Bloomington, IL email@example.com. Currently he makes over 300 crosses, produces 4,000-5,000 flasks or approximately 100,000 seedlings annually.
Sam gives more than 15 Paphiopedilum programs/lectures to orchid conferences, societies and groups annually in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe. Over the past 12 years, he has judged at the Japan Grand Prix, the world’s largest orchid show.
As a result of Sam’s breeding program, his orchids have been honored more than 160 awards from the American Orchid Society, Cymbidium Society of America and European Orchid Congress. His most prestigious awards include seven First Class Certificate (FCC/AOS) awards; three Cultural awards including a 93 points Certificate of Cultural Excellence (CCE/AOS) award; and six breeder Award of Quality (AQ/AOS) awards. All these awards are from American Orchid Society.
We are truly honored to have Sam Tsui with us.
In the middle of winter it is so delightful to be surrounded by the colorful and exotic fragrance of the world at a handy and comfortable location. It will be the 29th year for the Madison Orchid Growers Guild to host Orchid Quest.
Saturday 11:00 am
The Ease and Growing of Mulifloral Paphiopedilum - the Tropical Lady Slipper
Saturday 1:00 pm
Orchid growing from the beginning
Saturday 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:45 pm
Dinner an talk - see delow for details
Sunday 11:00 am
Around the World in 80 Orchids: Travels of an Orchidologist
Sunday 1:00 pm
Building an Ever-Blooming Orchid Collection
Sunday 2:00 pm
ORCHID QUEST GROUP RATE
Special prices are available for groups. Admission for the general public is $9 per person. Take $2 off per person for groups of 10 or more OR take $3 off per person for groups of 20 or more. Discount admission are for advance sales only. Make arrangements for your group to come to Orchid Quest by emailing Terri Jozwiak or calling 608-592-7906.
ORCHID QUEST 2017
OQ in 2017 will be Saturday & Sunday Feb. 4-5 at a new venue.
Find Orchid Quest at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison.
Batavia Orchid Society
Illinois Orchid Society
Illowa Orchid Society
Orchid Grower's Guild
Wisconsin Orchid Society
Frankfort, Il 60423
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Naperville, Il 60565
Neenah, WI 54956
J. Annie Imagery
Naperville, Il 60564
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Villa Park, IL 60181
Orchids Garden Centre and Nursery
Waunakee, WI 53597
Madison WI 53718
Madison, WI 53705
Spice of Life Pottery
Milwaukee, WI 53234
Artists with an Orchid Theme
Hotel Accommodations: We have reserved rooms at the Madison Marriott West at the group rate of only $119 each. Reservations MUST be made by Friday, January 2, 2015 to get the group rate, after that the prices will be $139 plus. Call the Marriott directly to book a room at 1-800-745-2032 and ask for the Orchid Quest Room Block.
From the north: Take I-90/94 toward Madison; keep right to take I-90/I-39 S toward Chicago. After 4 miles merge onto US-12 West Beltline Hwy., exit 142A, toward Madison. After 15 miles take Greenway Blvd, exit 252. Go left onto Greenway Blvd. Take first light go left onto John Q Hammons Dr. The Marriott will be on your left.
From the south: Take I-90/I-39 north toward Madison. Merge onto US West Beltline Hwy., exit 142A on the left toward Madison. After 15 miles take exit Greenway Blvd, exit 252. Go left onto Greenway Blvd. Take the first light go left onto John Q Hammons Dr. The Marriott will be on your left.
The Marriott conference center is the host for all the usual huge orchid displays in the exhibit area and thousands of fragrant orchids for sale from vendors. Also planned will be the growing seminars, quilts, artwork, painted porcelain, raffle, silent auction, a bistro area and plenty of advice for new orchid growers!
The show is Saturday, January 30, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. and Sunday, January 31, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.. One day admission is only $9 and a two day pass to hear all the speakers is $14. (Remember, NO parking fee at the Marriott Madison West) Prearranged tour groups of 10 or more can receive discounts. Call (608) 592-7906, Children 12 and under are free.
The Marriott Madison West is located at 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton on Madison's west side (GPS: N43 5.385 and W89 31.443). Exit Highway 12/14 at Greenway Blvd.
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Our keynote speaker, Sam Tsui has consented to give an additional talk at the end of Orchid Quest on Saturday at a dinner for all who would like to attend. His talk will be "The Care and Culture of Brachypetalum & Parvisepalum".
The dinner will be at Benvenuto's Italian Grill at 5:45 p.m. Saturday (transportation can be provided). Dinner will include an assortment of Italian dishes, and will include bread, salad, dessert, soda and coffee. Wine can be purchased additionally if desired.
The dinner will be $30 and includes tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are necessary. Reserve your spot before Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Contact Nancy Thomas at 608-523-3607 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Checks can be made out to 'Orchid Grower's Guild' and mail to Nancy Thomas, Orchid Grower's Guild, PO Box 5432, Madison, WI 53705.