Conference 2015!

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Phoenix, Arizona 
November 18-22, 2015

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2015 Conference Agenda


Early Bird Reception


Field Trips to Tucson Botanical Gardens & Sabino Canyon
8:00 Return to Hotel for Late Dinner


8:15 Meet in lobby
8:30 Leave for Butterfly Wonderland
9:00 Arrive Butterfly Wonderland
9:15 Birth of a Wonderland - Dayna Cooper
11:00 Lunch on your own at Butterfly Wonderland
12:00 Leave to return to hotel
1:00-1:45 Mounting/Pinning Butterflies - Todd Stout
1:45-2:15 Hand Pairing Butterflies - Abe Homan
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:15 Raising Mourning Cloaks - Fred Gagnon
3:15-4:15 OE Clean Screen Program© - Tracy Villareal
4:15-5:15 Issues Affecting the Butterfly Industry - Panel & Discussion
6:30 Wine Reception/Ice Breaker
7:00 Dinner


8:15 Welcome
8:30-9:30 Southwest Monarch Study - Gail Morris
9:30-10:30 Raising OE-Free Butterflies - Connie Hodsdon
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Raising Procedures from Cockrell Butterfly Center - Lauren Williams
11:45-12:30 US Fish & Wildlife Service - Benjamin Tuggle
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Adaption Under Captive Breeding and How to Avoid ItBruce Walsh
3:00-3:10 Break
3:10-4:00 USDA Update - Wayne Wehling
4:00-4:30 Quick Tips for Raising Moths: Cecropia & Polyphemus - Bruce Walsh
4:30-5:00 Open Discussion/Forum
6:30 Margarita Mixer
7:00 Butterfly Ball/Dinner/Raffle
         Wear Your Best Butterfly Attire (optional)


Field Trip to Sedona

Conference Sponsors

We’d like to thank the sponsors we have so far and let you know of other opportunities we’ve added for you to sponsor the 2015 Butterfly Professionals’ Conference! Sponsors help us keep our registration cost low, allowing as many people as possible to come without hindering their financial situation.

Thank you so much to those of you who have already invested your time and money into this conference!

Premier Sponsor

Butterfly Wing Bling

Platinum Sponsor

Raising Butterflies

Gold Sponsor

Butterfly Farming Supplies

Silver Sponsors

Valerie & Bruce Ware

Occasional Butterflies

Wine Reception

Sky River Butterflies


Flutterby Gardens

Saturday Cake and Snack!

Butterfly Educators

International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc.

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