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2018 GATEWAY TO BONSAI CONVENTION

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm

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EVENT INFORMATION:
Online Registration (NOW OPEN!)
Convention Details & Registration Form (PDF Link)
Workshop Details (PDF Link) *** Please NOTE – Workshop # 17 has changed to a shohin hinoki cypress.
New Talent Contest Details (PDF Link)
New Talent Contest Declaration Form (PDF Link)
Directions (PDF Link)
Hotels (PDF Link)
Bonsai Exhibitor Entry Form (PDF Link)
John Naka Award Application (PDF Link)
Vendor Registration/Contract (PDF Link)
Vendor List Updated (PDF Link)

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY – APRIL 19, 2018

MOVE-IN DAY – Registration Open – Setup of Exhibit Trees, Ikebana, Vendors, Rooms, & Raffle

1pm – 4pm – ABS Board Meeting
2pm – 5pm – Exhibit Judging
5pm – 6pm – Dinner (on your own)
6pm – 9pm – Exhibit & Vendors Open – Cash Bar

FRIDAY – APRIL 20, 2018

8am – 9am – Exhibit Critique by Marc Noelanders
9am – 5pm – Vendors Open
9am – 4pm – Joshua Roth Contest, Prefunction in Lobby
9am – 5pm – Bonsai & Ikebana Exhibit Open
9am – 12pm – Morning Workshops
9am – 12pm – Morning Seminars
11am – 2pm – Lunch (on your own) Concessions Open 11 – 2
1pm – 4pm – Afternoon Workshops
1pm – 4pm – Afternoon Seminars
5pm – 7pm – Cash Bar
6pm – 10pm – Dinner, Demos, & Silent Auction in Ballroom A & B

SATURDAY – APRIL 21, 2018

8am – 9am – Exhibit Critique by Bjorn Bjorholm
9am – 5pm – Vendors Open
9am – 5pm – Bonsai & Ikebana Exhibit Open
9am – 12pm – Morning Workshops
9am – 12pm – Morning Seminars
12pm – 1pm – Lunch (on your own) Concessions Open 11 – 1
1pm – 4pm – Afternoon Workshops
1pm – 4pm – Afternoon Seminars
5pm – 7pm – Cash Bar
6pm – 10pm – Dinner & Auction in Ballroom A & B

SUNDAY – APRIL 22, 2018

8am – 9am – Exhibit Critique by Matt Reel
9am – 12pm – Vendors Open
9am – 12pm – Bonsai & Ikebana Exhibit Open
9am – 12pm – Morning Workshops
9am – 12pm – Morning Seminars

CONVENTION ENDS 12:00 NOON

Details

Start:
April 19 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 22 @ 5:00 pm

Organizer

The American Bonsai Society and The Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis

Venue

Gateway Center
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234 United States
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