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.

Next Convention
Azaleas in Arkansas! ⇦ Click for more details.
Contact: Gerald Klingaman
Sponsored by: Louisiana Chapter
April 5-8, 2018 at: Airport Holiday Inn
Little Rock, AR

Future Conventions
Planned future conventions include:
Year City Chapter Contact
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:
Year Dates Name Location Chapter/Sponsor
2017 March 30-April 2 Azaleas—Down on the Bayou Hammond, LA Louisiana
2016 April 20-24 Legends and Legacies Williamsburg, VA Northern Virginia (joint with ARS)
2015 March 26-29 Azalea Trails and Gardens Nacogdoches, TX Texas with Stephen F. Austin State University
2014 March 28-30 Doin' The Charleston - Azalea Style Charleston, SC Rev John Drayton
2013 April 18-21 Classic Athens 2013 Athens, GA Oconee
2012 April 4-7 Appalachian Spring 2012 Asheville, NC Vaseyi (joint with ARS)
2011 April 28-May 1 Hoosier Hospitality 2011 Evansville, IN Lake Michigan & Tri-State
2010 March 14-17 Louisiana lagniappe 2010 New Orleans, LA Louisiana
2009 May 1-4 Virginia Celebrates Azaleas Herndon, VA Northern Virginia
2008 May 1-4 Honor the Greats in Two Thousand Eight Asheville, NC Vaseyi
2007 March 29-April 1 Azaleas in the Pines -- A Texas Garden Party Nacogdoches, TX Texas
2006 May 12-15 A Capital Adventure Rockville, MD Brookside Gardens (joint with ARS)
2005 May 19-22 Azaleas in the Landscape Holland, MI Lake Michigan
2004 May 6-9 Best Bloomin' Azaleas in Bay Country Bowie, MD Ben Morrison
2003 May 1-4 Cumberland Spring - 25 Year Celebration of the ASA Chattanooga, TN Joe Schild and friends
2002 April 17-21 A Family Reunion Atlanta, GA Oconee (joint with ARS)
2001 June 14-17 Celebrating Native Azaleas Asheville, NC Vaseyi
2000 March 22-24 ASA 2000 Convention Charleston, SC Louisiana
1999 March 31-April 2 1999 Convention and Annual Meeting Mobile, AL Louisiana
1998 April 30-May 3 1998 Convention and Annual Meeting McLean, VA Northern Virginia
1997 April 17-20 It's Atlanta Atlanta, GA Oconee
1996 March 28-30 1996 Convention and Annual Meeting Dallas, TX Texas
1995 May 4-6 1995 Convention and Annual Meeting Rockville, MD Brookside Gardens