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BIENNIAL 2018 - Colombia - May 26-June 3, 2018 (Note: Dates may adjust one day earlier or later)

The dates for the upcoming Biennial have been set. Please visit the website frequently for updates and information about registration. In addition, if you are an IPS member and are not receiving regular emails from us ( please forward us your email to

Diverse. Beautiful. Intriguing. Colombia will be the venue of the 2018 IPS Biennial. The team is working feverishly to secure venues, finalize itineraries and define costs. We are targeting late May to mid-June for the event. Save the date and stay tuned for updates.

Colombia is the home of Sabinaria magnifica, a species discovered in 2013 (see Palms Journal issue Vol 58. No. 1), and the tall Ceroxylon spp. (Cocora: Colombia’s valley of palms,) Colombia, located northern South America, offers a wide variety of climates and landscapes. It boasts both a very rich culture and biodiversity.

Click here for an interesting article on Colombia - Valley of the Palms.

Also, watch the U-Tube video: ¿Por qué Colombia? Why Colombia? Pourquoi la Colombie?

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