2018 IWGS Symposium
San Angelo, Texas
September 13th – 15th
Howdy Y’all! Are you ready to experience a wonderful Waterlily Extravaganza coupled with not just Southern Hospitality, but West Texan Southern Hospitality? You’re in for a treat as you join the IWGS to see the incredible collection of waterlilies Ken Landon has amassed over thirty-five years. The International Waterlily Collection (IWC) is certainly a site to behold here in San Angelo, Texas. Visit www.internationalwaterlilycollection.com to see more.
Thursday September 13, 2018
8am-12pm Board of Directors Meeting (Open to All)
San Angelo Visitors Center Complex/Riverview Room 418 W Ave B San Angelo, TX 76904
Explore Cool West Texas sites
4pm-5:30pm Registration Desk Open
Staybridge Suites; IWGS Hospitality Room (Concho Room) 1355 Knickerbocker Rd San Angelo, TX 76903
6pm-7:30pm Opening Reception
San Angelo Visitors Center Complex 418 W Ave B San Angelo, TX 76904
*Say Hello to Waterlily Enthusiasts while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. Dinner on your own- A great time to catch up with friends new and old. The Visitor Center sits high above a beautiful view of the Concho River. Take time to stroll along the paths along the cascading water flowing down the hillside into the Concho.
9pm- Until Hospitality Room Open
Unwind after a long day and enjoy each other’s company over a few drinks.
Friday September 14, 2018
Education Day San Angelo Convention Center 500 Rio Concho Dr San Angelo, TX 76904
Silent Auction opens at 7:30am and closes at 4:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Anthony Archer-Wills of Water Garden Design will kick off our day with his knowledge of the best growth and display techniques to make our beloved waterlilies and other aquatic plants thrive.
Ken Landon head of the International Waterlily Collection will reveal his secrets of success in growing and displaying the World’s largest number of waterlily varieties in one public display
More speakers TBD
4:30pm Return to Hotel
The IWC at Civic League Park 900 Block W Beauregard/ 2 S Park San Angelo TX, 76901
Texas Sized Dinner, Music, Fireworks, and the main attraction of Ken’s amazing variety of specimens in the International Waterlily Collection
9:30-Until Hospitality Room Open
Saturday September 15, 2018
9am-11:30am Lilyfest in Civic League Park
Join Ken and the City of San Angelo in their annual celebration of Nymphea! Have your cameras ready and enjoy the wonderful mix of Hardy and Tropical Waterlilies along with ISG’s and spectacular Victorias.
11:30-4:00 Lunch and out on the Town
Enjoy a trip around the West Texas Town including visits to: Fort Concho, Miss Hattie’s Restaurant and Cathouse Lounge, M L Leddy’s Handmade Western Boot Factory, and much, much more!
4:00pm Return to Hotel to get ready for Banquet
6pm-7pm Wine and Cheese Reception
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 1 Love St San Angelo, TX 76903
7pm-9pm IWGS Annual Banquet
Keynote address and Live Auction
9:30pm-until Hospitality Room open
Sunday September 16, 2018
Safe Travels Home to everyone and see you next year!