2014 Butterfly Professionals Conference

Butterfly Professionals’ Conference

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 12-16, 2014



You can download the Silent Auction PDF here.  See the amazing things that have been donated for our auction this year!


 

Wild Adornment Ladies Lori & Vickie

Wild Adornment Ladies
Lori & Vickie

Brenda & Karen

Brenda & Karen

Tamara - is that a "mom look" or what?!

Tamara – is that a “mom look” or what?!

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Kathy Marshburn

Kathy Marshburn

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Celeste, Lauren & Laura

Celeste, Lauren & Laura

Byron, David & Christine

Byron, David & Christine





Our Sponsors 

Premier Sponsor:

Premier Sponsor: Butterfly Wing Bling

 

Sponsor for Saturday Bus Trip:

Saturday Bus Trip Sponsor: Raising Butterflies

Sponsor for Thursday Afternoon Break:

Thursday Afternoon Break Sponsor: Brenda's Butterfly Habitat


Sponsoring Refreshments:

Refreshments Sponsor: Kelly Calabresi


Gold Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: Butterfly Farming Supplies

Gold Sponsor: Flutterfly Gardens of Manatee

Gold Sponsor: Butterfly Educators


Silver Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor: Rose Franklin's Perennials

Silver Sponsor: Occasional Butterflies


Bronze Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor: Wings of Enchantment    Bronze Sponsor: Metamorphosis Butterfly Farm

Bronze Sponsor: Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin


Our Butterfly Friends:

Our Butterfly Friends Barbara Dorf Big Tree Butterflies
Jim Nero Beech Creek Butterfly House
Karen Rider
Betty Bemis

 

Registration for members and associates of IBBA, AFB, or IABES: $150
Registration for non-members: $250

Regular registration ends Oct. 31th. 

Late registration (starting Nov. 1st):
Late Registration for members and associates of IBBA, AFB, or IABES: $250
Late Registration for non-members: $300

On-time registration is highly encouraged. We need to have an accurate count for field trips, transportation and meals. 

Contact for registration questions:
Tatia Veltkamp
tatiav@comcast.net
505-271-0325

Kathy Marshburn
kathy.marshburn@yahoo.com
832-671-4755

What’s included:

  • Wednesday evening reception with light snacks.
  • Admission to Fairchild Gardens, Butterfly World, tour of Boynton Botanicals and Butterfly Dan’s.
  • Dinner Thursday and Friday night.
  • Transportation on Saturday to Butterfly Dan’s Farm where shrimp boil, other food, and drinks are provided.
  • Great presentations and speakers. Lots of networking and meeting new and old friends!
  • See hotel info for amenities including breakfast, cocktail reception nightly, and free shuttle within 3 miles of hotel (shopping, restaurants, beach). 

 


Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 12
12:00 pm Registration
(pick up goody bag & program)
1:30 pm Trip to Boynton Botanical
(meet in lobby @ 1:30pm)
  See Note 1
5:30 pm Complimentary hotel reception/cocktails
6:00 pm  Registration/Light Snacks
(pick up goody bag & program)
Dinner (on your own)

Thursday, November 13
Cooked to order breakfast, complimentary for hotel guests
7:00 am Registration
(pick up goody bag & program)
8:00 am Fairchild Gardens Tour
(meet in lobby @ 8:00am)
Lunch (on your own at Fairchild Gardens)
1:00 pm Registration
(pick up goody bag & program)
1:30 pm The Secret to Monarchs – Mike Rich
2:30 pm Keynote – A Look Back and to the Future – Wayne Wehling
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Critical Issues Forum – Tracy Villareal/Barbara Page
5:30 pm Complimentary hotel reception/cocktails begin
5:45 pm Butterfly Gardening – Brenda Dziedzic
7:00 pm Dinner

Friday, November 14
Cooked to order breakfast, complimentary for hotel guests
8:30 am Butterfly World Tour
(meet in lobby @ 8:30am)
Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Integrating Art into your Butterfly Program – Lori Harris
2:00 pm e-Commerce – Your Business Depends on It – Ted Weihe
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm A Systematic Approach to Raising Monarchs – Connie Hodsdon
4:30 pm Fighting Nature’s Nasties – OE & Disease – Edith Smith
5:30 pm Complimentary hotel reception/cocktails begin
Last chance to visit vendors
6:45 pm Banquet & Auction

Saturday, November 15
Cooked to order breakfast, complimentary for hotel guests
9:00 am Using Beneficials for Host Plant Pest Control – Blair Leano-Helvey
10:00 am IABES Panel – IABES
11:30 am Tour/Dinner at Butterfly Dan’s
(meet in lobby @ 11:30am)
  See Note 2
Box lunch provided
(pick up prior to boarding bus)

Sunday, November 16
Cooked to order breakfast, complimentary for hotel guests
6:45 am Optional Field Trip to Key West
(meet in lobby @ 6:45am – 
bus NEEDS to leave on time)
  See Note 3
Lunch provided by host

 

Full information on trips/tours can be found at http://bit.ly/1rvZ4zp (External Link)

NOTES:1. Wednedsay – Boynton Botanical – A large wholesale nursery specializing in tropical and hard-to-find plants. Numerous butterfly host and nectar plants.

2. Saturday – Farm Tour to Butterfly Dan’s, a large butterfly farm in Kissimmee, Florida. OwnerDan Dunwoody will be our host. Includes a shrimp boil for dinner that evening on the farm. Drinks provided. No worries about drinking and driving as we will be taking buses. We will leave the hotel around 11:30 am arrive around 3:00 pm, tour for 1 1/2 hours, followed by the shrimp boil and drinks. Arrive back to the hotel around 10:00 pm.If you have wanted to tour a butterfly farm, this is one that you should not miss!

 

3. Sunday – Full-day trip to Key West. It is a bit of a drive, but when we are that close, we can’t resist making the trip! Bus will leave the hotel 7:00 am Sunday morning. Arrive in Key West around 12:00 noon. You can tour the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory or do an activity on your own; walk the beach, shop, etc. Bus will leave at 5:00 pm and arrive back at the hotel Sunday around 9:00 pm. There will be an additional charge for the trip to cover the bus charter. Info will be posted with the registration form.

 

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Butterfly Professionals’ Conference:

Premier Sponsor : Thank you to Butterfly Wing Bling!

Platinum Sponsor : $500

Includes full page ad in program, name on banner at conference, banner size logo/info on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

Gold Sponsor : $300

Includes 1/2 page ad in program, name on banner at conference, banner size logo/info on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

Silver Sponsor : $200

Includes business card size ad in program, name on banner at conference, banner size logo/info on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

Bronze Sponsor : $100

Includes business card size ad in program, name on banner at conference, listing on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

Friend : $25

Includes listing in program and listing on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

Other sponsorship opportunities:

Saturday bus trip to Dan Dunwoody’s butterfly farm: $1200 x 2 (2 sponsors at $1200)

Includes full page ad in program, name on banner at conference, banner size logo/info on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor.

 

Wednesday night registration reception (light snacks): $500

Includes full page ad in program, name on banner at conference, banner size logo/info on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

 

Thursday or Friday afternoon break (coffee, sodas, light snacks): $500

Includes full page ad in program, name on banner at conference, banner size logo/info on IBBA and AFB websites as a sponsor. 

 

Auction Items & Goody Bags

We are also in need of items for our Friday night auction and items for attendee goody bags.

For sponsorship opportunities contact:

David Foster
sales@butterflywingbling.com
913-886-3999 Office
913-674-6621 Cell

Tatia Veltkamp
tatiav@comcast.net
505-271-0325 Office
505-362-9074 Cell

 



Questions / Contact

Any questions or problems, please contact 

Tatia Veltkamp
tatiav@comcast.net
505-271-0325 Office
505-362-9074 Cell
Kathy Marshburn
kathy.marshburn@yahoo.com
832-671-4755