Conventions

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Each spring, an Azalea Society chapter or a group of interested persons hosts a convention, and invites all our members and their friends to attend. Each convention gives you a chance to see gardens in that area, hear talks and see slide shows about azaleas, renew old friendships and make new ones, buy hard-to-find varieties of azaleas at good prices, and be a part of the annual business meeting and election of officers. Think of the convention as an Azalea Society birthday party, along with a several day immersion into azaleas.

 current convention

Wednesday, March 30-Sunday April 02, 2017 are the dates of our current convention:
“Down on the Bayou”
Courtyard Marriott
Hammond, Louisiana

 future conventions

Planned future conventions include

Date City Chapter Contact
 2018  Little Rock, AR  Buddy Lee
 2019  Charleston, SC  Rev. John Drayton  Tom Johnson
 2020  Houston, TX  Texas  Bart Brechter
 2021  Charlotte, NC  Central Carolinas  Chris Wetmore
 2022  Auburn, AL  Alabamense  Patrick Thompson

 past conventions

Past Azalea Society conventions have been:

Date
City
Chapter
April 20-24, 2016 Williamsburg, VA Northern Virginia (joint with ARS)
March 26-29, 2015 Nacogdoches, TX Texas
March 28-30, 2014 Charleston, SC Reverend John Drayton
April 18-21, 2013 Athens GA Oconee
May 4-7, 2012 Asheville NC Vaseyi (joint with ARS)
Apr 28-May 1, 2011 Evansville IN Lake Michigan/Tri-State
Mar 14-17, 2010 New Orleans LA Louisiana
May 1-4, 2009 Herndon VA Northern Virginia
May 1-4, 2008 Asheville NC Vaseyi
Mar 29-Apr 1, 2007 Nacogdoches TX Texas
May 12-15, 2006 Rockville MD Brookside Gardens (joint with ARS)
May 19-22, 2005 Holland MI Lake Michigan
May 6-9, 2004 Bowie MD Ben Morrison
May 1-4, 2003 Chattanooga TN Joe Schild and friends
April 17-21, 2002 Atlanta GA Oconee (joint with ARS)
June 14-17, 2001 Asheville NC Vaseyi
March 22-24, 2000 Charleston SC Louisiana
1999 Mobile AL Louisiana
1998 McLean VA Northern Virginia
1997 Atlanta GA Oconee
1996 Dallas TX Dallas
1995 Rockville MD Brookside Gardens
1994 Richmond VA Richmond
1993 Dallas TX Dallas
1992 Solomons MD Ben Morrison
1991 New Orleans LA Louisiana
1990 Northern VA Northern Virginia
1989 Hendersonville NC Mal Clark and friends
1988 Bethesda MD Brookside Gardens
1987 Portland OR Northwest (joint with ARS)
1986 Morristown NJ Mal Clark and friends
1985 Mobile AL Mobile
1984 Fredericksburg VA Northern Virginia
1983 Chevy Chase MD Brookside Gardens
1982 Richmond VA Richmond
1981 Wheaton MD Brookside Gardens
1980 Chevy Chase MD Brookside Gardens
1979 Washington DC Brookside Gardens