Reserve This Date: San Francisco, Saturday February 24, 2018.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Franco Pupulin as the OCA Conservation Speaker at our 2018 Conservation Banquet. Dr. Pupulin studied in his native Italy before moving to Costa Rica to pursue his interest in orchids. He is currently a professor at the University of Costa Rica and a researcher at the world renowned Lankester Botanical Garden. These gardens play a leading role in research and education on Costa Rican orchid flora, and its live collections are the most widely recognized in Latin America. Dr. Pupulin has published a number of books about orchids and has been very active in describing New World orchid species, particularly from Costa Rica. He has also been essential in training the next generation of outstanding orchid researchers. Dr. Pupulin is editor-in-chief of Lankesteriana, Lankester Garden’s orchid journal, and is project manager for Epidendra, a global database for information about orchids.