Harold Koopowitz is a well-known breeder of slipper orchids. He has authored many articles and books on the subject, and was a partner in Paphanatics unLimited with Norito Hasegawa. Harold is Editor Emeritus of the Orchid Digest and is still active on the editorial committee.
Graham founded Lehua Orchids in Hawaii in 1990. After a stint at the Orchid Zone in 1999, he specialized in Paphiopedilums. Many hybrid awards later, Lehua now designates itself “The Slipper Zone” and has begun working with Phrags as well. Graham will discuss the changes that have taken place in Maudiae style breeding in the last 30 years and what he hopes to achieve next.
The Slipper Orchid Alliance
Bob Harris and Jennifer Snyder, proprietors of OrchidPeople on the Big Island of Hawaii, have been growing and breeding cymbidiums since the late 1970s. Bob will report on their progress in creating warm growing cymbidiums with good-size flowers, high color, and compact leaves.
Dr. Randall Robinson
Randall, a frequent speaker at the Congress, will lead an activity session examining ploidy levels in cymbidiums by determining ploidy through direct and indirect means; and assessing the distribution of color within a cymbidium flower, to better understand the potential for breeding for specific colors.
David Gynn, of Sequoia Cymbidiums in Pheasants Nest, New South Wales, Australia, will be speaking at the CSA Congress for the first time.