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Daily Convention Schedule

Sunday

May 30, 2021

CONVENTION OPENS

  • Noon CDT
  • Registrants may log in for first time

LIVE Event Via Zoom

  •  3 pm CDT: AVSA Board of Director’s Meeting

Viewable beginning at Noon CDT:

  • Presentation 1: “How to Zoom” by Julie Mavity Hudson
  • Bingo Instructions
  • Scavenger Hunt Instructions
  • Form to add names to Lest We Forget memorial list
  • Application forms for new AVSA Director and Officers

Monday

May 31, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS New at Noon CDT

  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY
  • SILENT AUCTION OPENS (closes at noon Saturday)
  • SCAVENGER HUNT

LIVE Events Via Zoom

  • 6–8 pm CDT: Cocktail Hour Get-Together #1
    • special guests Ralph & Olive Ma Robinson, The Violet Barn
  • 9–11 pm CDT: Cocktail Hour Get-Together #2
    • special guest Sandra Skalski, Beginner’s Columnist

NEW Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • Welcome Video from the President of AVSA
  • Presentation 2: “Basics of Growing African Violets” by Sandra Skalski

Tuesday

June 1, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS in Progress

  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • SCAVENGER HUNT

LIVE Event Via Zoom

  • 7–8 pm CDT:    BINGO!!! 

NEW Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • Presentation 3: “Spectacular Streptocarpus” by Terri Vicenzi
  • Tour 1: The Violet Barn, Naples, NY

Wednesday

June 2, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS in Progress

  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • SCAVENGER HUNT

LIVE Events Via Zoom

  • 6–8 pm CDT: Cocktail Hour Get-Together #3
    • special guest Dr. Jeff Smith, Research Chair, columnist
  • 9–11 pm CDT: Cocktail Hour Get-Together #4
    • special guest Ken Muzalewski, hybridizer of Hunter’s

NEW Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • Presentation 4: “Science of Flowering” by Dr. Jeff Smith
  • Tour 2: Dom Fialki (House of Violets), Moscow, Russia

Thursday

June 3, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS

New

  • SHOWROOM Opens at noon CDT
  • SALESROOM Opens at 3 pm CDT

In Progress

  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • SCAVENGER HUNT

LIVE Events Via Zoom

  •  6–8 pm CDT: Cocktail Hour Get-Together #5
    • special guest Dianne Duggan, artist, presenter
  • 9–11 pm CDT: Cocktail Hour Get-Together #6
    • special guest Kathy Hajner, Hajner’s Hybrids

New Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • Presentation 5: “New Blossom & Leaf Artwork” by Dianne Duggan
  • Tour 3: Nevsky Dom Fialki, St. Petersburg, Russia

Friday

June 4, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS in Progress

  • SHOWROOM
  • SALESROOM
  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • SCAVENGER HUNT

LIVE Event Via Zoom

  • 7–8 pm CDT: LIVE AUCTION

New Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • Presentation 6: “75th Anniversary” by Rich Follett
  • Tour 4: Attractions at 2022 AVSA Convention, Little Rock, Arkansas

Saturday

June 5, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS in Progress

  • SHOWROOM
  • SALESROOM
  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY
  • SILENT AUCTION (closes at noon today)
  • SCAVENGER HUNT (entry form due by midnight)

LIVE Events Via Zoom

  • 10 am CDT: Shows and Judges Breakfast
  • 3 pm CDT: Annual Membership Meeting/Open Forum
  • 4:15 pm CDT: AVSA Board of Director’s Meeting
  • 7 pm CDT: Society Awards and Installation Officers & Directors

New Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • Cyber Convention Closing Acknowledgements Video
  • Official Documents
    • Lest We Forget – memorial list of those lost in previous year
    • Courtesy Resolution, thanking deserving individuals

Sunday

June 6, 2021

FEATURED EVENTS in Progress

  • SHOWROOM Opens at noon CDT
  • SALESROOM Opens at 3 PM CDT
  • NEW INTRODUCTION GALLERY

LIVE Event Via Zoom

  • 2 pm CDT: AVSA Standing Committee Meetings
    • Committee chairs will schedule meetings during this time period
    • Attendance by invitation only

New Viewable beginning at noon CDT:

  • SCAVENGER HUNT Winner