FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20-22, 2023
All Regions - members only
Optional Post-Conference Tour of Canadian Gardens
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23-25, 2023
If you share a passion for all things Acer, you won't want to miss this chance to join fellow maple enthusiasts and professionals for our upcoming Fall Conference in Seattle, Washington!
Each morning will begin with a brief but fascinating presentation, after which we'll board comfy buses for tours of some very special gardens in and around Seattle—right when maples are at the height of their Pacific Northwest fall colors. (Don't forget your cameras!) Each evening we'll head back to our hotel for dinner among new and old friends.
Other activities will include an auction, a pruning demonstration, and hopefully a live podcast from one of our favorite maple professionals in the business. Get all the itinerary details below.
SEATTLE CONFERENCE ITINERARY
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— Thursday —
For those arriving a day early, join us for a Meet and Greet Cocktail Hour from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (and get checked in without the Friday wait).
— Friday —
— Saturday —
— Sunday —
Morning Presentation by Richie Steffen, Executive Director, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden: "Planting with Maples: A Collector’s Perspective on
Morning Garden Tours:
Mr. Maple Podcast interview with Don Brooks from Kubota Garden
Afternoon Pruning Demonstration
Afternoon private garden tour, complete with drinks and snacks
We'll arrive back at the DoubleTree Hotel by 6pm.
Registration is required, and includes bus transportation, garden entry fees, lunches and dinners. Registration is $545.
FAMILY MEMBER DINNERS
For those with family members who are not attending the conference, but would like to join us as a guest for our Friday dinner and Saturday evening banquet, the cost is $200 per person. Registration is required:
If you would rather pay by check / register by mail, click here to download the paper registration form. Print it out, fill it out, and mail it back to the address listed on the form with your payment.
The Maple Society has negotiated a special Conference Rate at the Doubletree Inn at SeaTac (close to the Seattle International Airport). NOTE: you must make this reservation by September 23rd to get our special rate!
For those who wish to spend more time in Seattle, this special rate can be extended for up to 3 nights prior, and 3 nights after the Conference—based on hotel room availability. However these additional nights are not included in the above Registration, you must call the hotel at (206) 246-8600 to book additional pre- or post-conference dates.
OPTIONAL 3-DAY POST-CONFERENCE TOUR
British Columbia, Canada
October 23 – 25, 2023
After the Conference you'll have the opportunity to join yet another glorious 3-day tour of gardens—this time located across the border in Canada! Be sure your passport is updated and brought along with you.
CANADA POST-CONFERENCE TOUR ITINERARY
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— Monday —
— Tuesday —
CANADA POST-CONFERENCE TOUR REGISTRATION
Note: the above registration does not include the following additional estimated out-of-pocket expenses:
Estimated Garden Fees: $35 per person
Estimated Parking Fees: $12 per vehicle
Hotel Costs (see reservation information below)
CANADA TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
Option 1: attendees are welcome to use their personal vehicles or rent their own transportation to arrive at the designated meet-up location on Monday.
Option 2: alternatively, attendees can enjoy door-to-door minivan service, with pick up directly from the DoubleTree Hotel on the morning of October 23, and return service back to the hotel on Wednesday evening, October 25, for just $100 per person:
CANADA HOTEL RESERVATIONS
We have negotiated a special hotel room rate of $182/night for a King bed and $172/night for a Queen bed (both include breakfast) with the following hotel... but this special rate expires after 9:00 pm PST on Saturday, September 23, so make your reservations soon!
Coast Tsawwassen Inn
1665 56th Street
Delta, British Columbia
NOTE: you must make this reservation by September 23rd to get our special rate. Be sure to specify your request is in connection with the Maple Society of North America when you call to make reservations:
1-800-663-1144; or from within Canada: 604-943-8221.