American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
Sustainable International Collaborations: American Case Studies
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Collection and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 20 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Location: 
314
Presenter: 
B. Tankersley, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; K. Conrad, United States National Arboretum, Washington, District of Columbia; A. Bunting, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; M. Lobdell, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; P. Zale, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; P. Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Center, Miami, Florida

Sustainable international collaborations involve a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship that is frequently unique to both institutions. Each of the presenters in this session have distilled the essence of success and come prepared to share with participants. Audience members will be inspired by the creative approaches used to bridge national, cultural, and often language barriers to build international collaborations. Representatives of the North American China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC), the Plant Collections Consortium (PCC), United States Department of Agriculture Research Service Genetic Resources Information Network (USDA-ARS-GRIN), Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG) and Longwood Gardens (LG) will share their strategies for building successful relationships with institutions around the World.