To those of you who cannot be here, but want to be, we invite you to find the LIVE STREAM on the web and watch along as we deliver an outstanding program in the best of bamboo science, innovation, culture and community!
If you want to be here………….. you can be <virtually>!
First, you need the Silverlight plug-in for your browser, which can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx
This is SAFE and FREE…….. just click on the link and follow the instructions.
Then, on Tuesday April 10, and the following days, you can open this link:
Go here for the complete PROGRAM, both Part One (10-12 April) and Part Two (13-15 April) :
We welcome all of you as this is a 5-day event, filled with science and technology, art and culture, design and architecture… something for everyone, but especially for those in need of networking with experienced bamboo professionals from all over the globe. Johan Gielis and his IKEBANA team have organized a very full program of over 50 oral presentations and posters, covering a diversity of subjects, and ending on a rural farmland to set the stage for exhibits and constructions.
Special highlights include:
>The Bamboo Pioneers Award ceremony going to renowned experts who have dedicated their life work to bamboo: Jules Janssen (the Netherlands), Oscar Hidalgo-Lopez (Colombia), Masatoshi Watanabe (Japan), Hsiung Wenyu (China), and Shuen Chao Wu (Taiwan), and a special session entitled “Bamboo, A 50-year Perspective” by Professor Walter Liese.
>Keynote Speakers include Dr. Lynn G. Clark, Gunther Pauli, David Sands, Pablo Van der Lugt, Evelin Rottke, Carolina Salazar Campo, and more.
>Bamboo constructions and art installations by BeBamboo (Nic Geereart and team), Cru!, Bamboost, Georges Cuvillier, Luk Vermeerbergen, Frans Demedts and Carla Feijen, as well as the display of Michel Abadie’s bamboo airplane, FLYBOO.
>Ornamental Bamboo Session featuring Jos Van der Palen of Kimmei Nursery (Holland), Ned Jaquith of Bamboo Garden (USA), Dr. Hong Tan (Yunnan), Helder Carvalho (Portugal), and more.
>Saturday and Sunday only venue tickets are possible, with registration on-site at the entrance, for a day of exhibits and vendors, book sales, plant sales, as well as presentations and demonstrations.
Special guest musicians include John Kaizan Neptune and his band, TAKE DAKE, from Japan!
To register, go here : http://guestlistapp.com/events/45327
The official 9th WBC Proceedings will be available for download via our website (www.worldbamboo.net) as of 1 May.
See you soon : )
Executive Director, WBO