The 2021 ILS Convention in Rochester New York has, unfortunately, been cancelled. With the multiple impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we felt attendance from non-US members would be very limited. To date, International travel to the US, and quarantine constraints travelling into New York are very restricted. While we are saddened not to be celebrating our 50th anniversary in May, the good news is the 2022 Convention will be held in Rochester. Due to the popularity of the Rochester venue, the local Ohio convention hosts have graciously offered to reschedule their convention for a later date.
So please save the date for next year: May 12-14, 2022
ILS Convention Chair
We are all disappointed to have to once again cancel this year’s convention. But with the travel restrictions and lack of vaccines available to the world, it is necessary. Karen’s decision has my full support. I can’t wait to see everyone next year. Be sure to check the various botanical gardens with lilac collections to see if they will be open and to find out their requirements to visit. Also, be sure to visit the smaller local gardens in your areas.