First-ever World Botanic Gardens Congress

June 15, 2000

International conference comes to Asheville, North Carolina, US, June 25 -- 30, 2000

What: Approximately 800-1000 scientists and horticulturists representing some 40 countries will convene in Asheville, North Carolina, for the World Botanic Gardens Conference, June 25 -- 30, 2000. The result of the Congress will be the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation, which will guide participating organizations and their gardens for the next 20 years. http://www.ncarboretum.org/congress2000/congress.htm

When: June 25 -- 30, 2000. Daily Media Briefings (schedule TBA) will make available world-renowned experts in medicinal plants, island ecology, horticulture, plant conservation, and more.

Where: The North Carolina Arboretum (host facility)
100 Frederick law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC USA 28816
http://www.ncarboretum.org

The Grove Park Inn Resort (conference location)
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804-3799
http://www.groveparkinn.co

Co-sponsoring Organizations:
The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, Kennet Square, PA
Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kew, UK
Center for Plant Conservation, St. Louis, MO

To Register for the Conference:
Complete the attached registration form, and FAX it to the NC Arboretum, 828-665-2371. For assistance with hotel accommodations, please contact Rosemary Elisando at the World Botanic Gardens Congress Office at 828-665-2492.

PRESS REGISTRATION The registration fee for the Congress is waived for credentialed press and all sessions of the Congress are open. Please register in advance by filling out this form and mailing or faxing to Rosemary Elisando at The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806. Fax: 828-665-2371. Email: relisando@ncarboretum.org. Please note: The official language of the Congress is English.

A press room at the Grove Park Inn will be available throughout the Congress.

Further press information on the Congress will be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed as it becomes available. The full program and other information on the Congress, including hotel accommodations and transportation, are posted on the World Botanic Gardens Congress website at http://www.ncarboretum.org.

Headquarters for the Congress is The Grove Park Inn Resort, 800-438-0050 or 828-252-2711. Their website is http://www.groveparkinn.co.
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