2022 Convention (Tacoma, WA)

Gesneriads in the Pacific Gateway

July 4 to July 9, 2022

The Puget Sound Gesneriad Society is pleased to announce The Gesneriad Society’s 65th Annual Convention “Gesneriads in the Pacific Gateway” to be held from July 4 to July 9, 2022 in Tacoma, Washington.

We will be able to catch up with many old friends as well as make many new friends. Some folks will be enjoying their first convention and some will be seeing the Northwest for the first time. Once again there will be a LIVE plant show, plant sales, auctions, judging school, a variety of speakers, and trips for all.

Hotel Murano is in the middle of Tacoma’s vibrant downtown with many excellent restaurants, a world-class arts scene, parks, shops, theaters and museums. The hotel itself is fascinating, featuring examples of glass art and glass artists with many styles and techniques. You can make it a base to enjoy many regional attractions such as Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park, and Mount St. Helens National Park, all two hours or less of a road trip from our hotel. Numerous gardens and nurseries can also be found nearby. With ocean beaches in one direction and the Cascades in the other, there is much to explore in the wider area. Plan to come early and stay late in the (usually) dry and mild summer weather.

Convention registration is now open and we suggest you register ASAP! Early entry to plant sales on Thursday night from 9:00 to 10:30 pm is for convention registrants only and is based upon your registration number. Plant sales are open to the public on Friday and Saturday, but the best selection is on Thursday night.

Detailed convention information and forms can be found by going to the red links shown at the top of the column on the right.

Important Information for members when registering for Convention 2022

 Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be unable to accept and process registrations online for Convention 2022 due to our convention registration service provider’s recent problem with the availability of sufficient resources at their facility. We apologize for any inconvenience. When registering this year, be sure to include your completed registration form, credit card information, check or money order, and a copy of your official vaccination record for yourself and any guests. Incomplete registrations may cause delays in completing the registration process, assigning your registration number, and sending your confirmation information.  

 If you have any questions about convention registration or hotel meals, email Mary Helen Maran; if you have questions about the hotel, trips or other details, email Jeanne Katzenstein.

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