2012 ADS National Convention and Show
Sheraton Baltimore North   Towson, MD

April 20 - 22
Timetable for Convention and Show Events              

Wednesday, April 18th

Flowers for Judging School III are set up

Thursday, April 19th

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM            Judging School III
                                              Set up for Show horticulture, design, photography
                                              Set up for vendors and for boutique
3:00 PM to midnight        Entries accepted
4:00 PM- 8:00 PM             Convention sign-in
4:00 PM                               Youth Workshop
7:00 PM                               Newcomer’s Reception

Friday, April 20th

12:01 AM - 9:00 AM          Entries accepted
8:00 - 10:00 AM                 Convention sign-in continues
9:00 AM                               Bus departs for optional Inner Harbor/Aquarium tour
9:00 AM                              Judges and Clerks Coffee and instructions
9:30 AM                              Judging begins
12:00 noon                        Boutique opens
1:00 PM                              Judges Luncheon
2:00 PM                              Show open
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM           Outgoing ADS Board meeting
6:00 PM                              Cash bar
7:00 PM                              Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting of the ADS

Saturday, April 21st

8:00 AM                              Optional breakfast with featured speaker on Miniatures, or optional 'Just Breakfast'
9:00 AM                              Boutique opens
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM            Show Open
9:00 AM                              1st morning Seminar: Choice of ‘Upper Division Daffodils', 'Keeping Daffodils Healthy in the Small
                                             Garden' or  'Here Come the Classics: 1940 - 1969 Introductions'
10:00 AM                            2nd morning Seminar: same topics as 9:00 AM Seminar
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM       Lunch with Michael Raupp, University of Maryland entomologist
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM           1st afternoon Seminar: Choice of 'Incorporating Daffodils into the Landscape', 'Hybridizing for
                                             Beginners' or 'The Toughest Problems for Judges” (Judges Refresher)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM            2nd afternoon Seminar: same topics as 1 p.m.
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM           Cash bar and bulb auction
7:00 PM                              Dinner featuring speaker Brent Heath, owner of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs
                                             Breakdown of the show

Sunday, April 22nd

8:00 AM                             Optional breakfast with featured speaker, garden writer Art Wolk, or optional “Just Breakfast'”
9:00 AM                             Buses depart for tours of Ladew Topiary Gardens and private gardens (lunch included)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM           Incoming ADS Board meeting
6:00 PM                             Cash bar
7:00 PM                             Dinner featuring speaker Fran Flannigan of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
                                             Invitation to the 2013 ADS Convention
                                             Kisses and goodbye hugs!
Maryland Daffodil Society