Seeley Conference will not be held in 2012
The June 2012 Seeley Conference, a think tank event that promotes the discussion of critical issues important to the future of commercial floriculture, has been postponed for a year to allow time for a strategic overhaul.
The 26th annual Seeley conference was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in June 2011. Following the conference, the Board of Directors met to assess that event and discuss the future of the conference. It was noted that the floriculture industry has faced significant changes from when the conference first began, and the board felt that restructuring the conference, including the possibility of a change of venue and format, is necessary to best meet current and future industry needs.
To help the Board identify current and future industry needs and, more specifically, the strengths and challenges of the Seeley conference itself, the board will be initiating an online survey in the near future. We ask for support from the floriculture industry in making their opinions known to ensure the Seeley conference continues to address timely topics in a manner relevant for the floriculture industry. Regarding the future of the Seeley Conference, board Chairman William B. Miller of Cornell University notes that "the board is actively meeting to discuss restructuring the conference, and we are planning to hold the next Seeley Conference during the last week of June, 2013."
The Seeley Board of Directors
About Seeley Conferences
Seeley Conferences promote discussion of issues important to the future of commercial floriculture. The meetings are structured to foster discussion by industry leaders and increase the level of understanding of topics through presentations by speakers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The goal of the Conference is to better prepare attendees to make decisions on issues that have a great impact on their businesses and the industry as a whole.
To assure free exchange of ideas, participants, including representatives of the trade press, are asked not to attribute comments or points of view to speakers or industry leaders unless such dissemination is agreed to by the person expressing their point of view.
Scenes from 2010 Seeley Conference
Information about previous conferences:
Seeley Conference website: www.hort.cornell.edu/seeleyconference/ [lamp]
Mail: Seeley Conference, 134A Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-1789 or fax: 607-255-0599.