Biennial

As the name implies, Biennials are held every two years. These extremely popular events generally last a week and give attendees a chance to see a wide variety of palms both in cultivated gardens as well as in their native habitats. Palm experts from various parts of the world give entertaining talks during the course of the week that increase each registrant’s knowledge about this fascinating plant family. Some of the most knowledgeable palm people in the world attend these events and always welcome questions from anyone who asks. Last but certainly not least, attendees get a chance to meet other people from every corner of the globe that share their enthusiasm about palms. It is a chance to learn and to socialize. Long lasting friendships are formed and attendees look forward to a chance to renew those friendships and make new ones at each succeeding Biennial. Generally 150 to 200 people make the trip to a biennial.

Biennials are usually held in countries which have affiliate palm societies or at least a group of IPS members who wish to host them.

Past Biennials

2014 – South Florida
2012 – Thailand
2010 – Brazil
2008 – Costa Rica
2006 – Dominican Republic
2004 – Hawaii
2002 – France
2000 – New Caledonia
1998 – Thailand
1996 – Southern California
1994 – Venezuela
1992 – Miami, Florida
1990 – Hawaii
1988 – Australia
1986 – San Diego, California
1984 – San Francisco, California
1982 – Florida
1980 – Hawaii
1978 – California
1976 – Melbourne, Florida
1974 – Miami, Florida
1972 – Mexico City, Mexico
1970 – Melbourne, Florida
1968 – Arcadia, California
1966 – Miami, Florida
1964 – Arcadia, California
1962 – Miami, Florida
1960 – Miami, Florida
1958 – Miami, Florida

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