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2012 Independent Plant Breeders Conference (IPBC)

Conference Overview Registration & Hotel
Sponsors Agenda Tours


  Scenic Portland Oregon with a view of Mount Hood

Sign up now for The 2012 Independent Plant Breeders Conference (IPBC) in 
Portland, Oregon November 1-4




Download the complete agenda and see what's happening hour by hour for the entire trip.  Please note this
agenda is a DRAFT, check back for updates.  Click here for the download.

About the Speakers

Registration & Hotel

Breeder & Industry Professionals - $225

Student - $99.00

Register Here

Please note:   Individuals must reserve a room at the host hotel, conference registration does not reserve a room for you. So please contact the hotel directly.

Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon 97204


Conference Overview

Please plan on joining the IPBC group in Portland, OR for 2 days of lectures focused on helping the independent plant breeder succeed in the commercial world. Then join your colleagues for a tour day visiting world famous Terra Nova Nurseries, the wonderful Portland Japanese Garden, Cistus Nursery, and the fantastic Lan Su Chinese Garden, we’ll then head over for a Chinese banquet in Chinatown. General sessions include basics of breeding and advanced breeding techniques, marketing trends and partnerships, and lots of opportunity to interact with other plant breeders as well as industry new product representatives and genetics experts from around the US and Europe. More details will follow, but if you or someone you know is interested in not just how to breed plants, but also how to integrate with the horticultural industry – please pass along the link to this site and stay tuned! 


Please contact either Dan Heims, Terra Nova Nurseries®  or  Rick Schoellhorn, Proven Winners®



Your Sponsors:

We'd like to thank the following companies for their support of the conference, the generous donations they make allow us to bring great speakers, provide good food and a nice location for this conference. Click on the logos below to find out more about the sponsors.

Gold Sponsors:





 Silver Sponsors:




 2012 Independent Plant Breeder Conference Sponsorship Submission Form

Platinum ‐ $5,000.00 This sponsors a lunch meal in your company’s name, and a chance to speak to the group about your role in the industry. Your logo will be on screen throughout the lunch hour. Your logo is noted as Platinum Sponsor and highest ranking on the conference website. Platinum sponsorship includes 2 gratis registrations for your company’s representatives.
Gold ‐ $2,000.00 this sponsors a coffee break in your company’s name. Your logo will be on screen through the break. Gold sponsorship includes 2 gratis registrations for your company’s representatives.
Silver ‐ $1,000.00 These sponsors will be jointly thanked at the lunch breaks and your logo will be on screen through the lunch. Silver sponsorship includes 1 gratis registration for your company representative.
Student Travel Scholarships In an effort to bring new students in plant breeding to the conference we are putting
together a $500 travel scholarship for promising student in the field of ornamental plant breeding. If you would like to be a sponsor one of these travel scholarships we ask that you do in it addition to a platinum, gold or silver sponsorship. We’d like to have a picture of your company representative and the student who received the scholarship at the conference.

Portland Plants & People Tour November 4th

Join us November 4th for a day of visiting premier plants people and the gardens and the nurseries they call home.
See below for a brief description of the tour stops.

Our hotel will be the Embassy Suites Downtown in the Historic Multnomah Building.  Newly remodeled and across the street from Voodoo Donuts. Portland Japanese Garden.  Photo by PJG.
We will have dinner in Portland's Chinatown, a short walk from the hotel.  Photo by Alamy. A portion of the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Photo by William Crane.
Part of the garden at Cistus Nursery.
Photo by Cistus Nursery.
The gardens at Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. 
Photo by Dan Heims



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