2022 International Flores de Mayo Festival and Conference Day 1

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!Bienvenidos! 👋
We are starting this conference with a bang!
Aside from its skyscrapers, did you know that Manila is also a city of flowers? Catch up and know more about the different floral traditions of the nation’s capital by attending our first plenary session.
9:00 - 10:00 am Plenary 1: Floral Traditions in Manila
Nilad as Cultural Basis of Manila - Asst. Professor Celia Bonilla
Flores de Mayo in Ermita, Manila: An Autoethnography - Ms. Marinelle Completo
Balik-Sangkahalamanan: Flora as Ground in Cultural Heritage Conservation - Dr. Honey Libertine Achanzar-Labor
International travel is still restricted but fret not because we got you covered! Virtually attend the flower festivals of France, Turkey, the United States, and India through our second plenary session.
10:00 - 11:45 am Plenary 2: World Floral Festivals
French Lily-of-the-Valley Festivities - Associate Researcher Cozette Griffin-Kremer
Istanbul Tulip Festival - Yavuz Selim Sirinoglu, President, Pacific Dialogue Foundation
Rose Flower Festival - Bernadette Escalona Cooper, Chair and founder, Global Artists' Creative Collaboration for Empowerment
Indian Flower Festival - Shushil Shriwastwa, Founder, Arth Art International
Finally, join us in honoring the heroes of our heritage as we celebrate the beauty of endemic flowers in our first conference session, chaired by Dr. Rosario Rubite.
2:15 - 4:15 pm Session 1: Celebrating Heroes in Heritage 1: Endemic Flowers
Philippine Hoya: Plant Genetic Resources for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization - Fernando Aurigue, MS
What should we know about Alocasia - Dr. Melanie Guiang
Popularizing the stunning Benguet Lily (Lilium philippinense Baker), an endemic species in the Cordillera Administrative Region - Dr. Teodora Balangcod
Philippine Ixora: getting to know our own flame of the woods - Dr. Cecilia Moran
Epiphytic Philippine Orchids: Plant on Trees - Dr. Maribel Agoo

The first day of the conference starts at 8:30 am. We hope to see you there!

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!Salud! 🥂