Welcome to the Mid-America Orchid Congress 2019 Spring Meeting.
February 22-24.

Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 S. Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917

meeting in conjunction with

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society Orchid Show and Sale

The meeting is hosted by the Mid-America Orchid Congress and will be held in conjunction with

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society Orchid Show and Sale.

Registration and Meals

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of Events


Hotel Reservations

  • Mid-America rate is $129 + tax, valid February 20-26, 2019

  • Rate available until February 1st

  • Use Group Code MAO to book a room

  • Call the hotel at (877) 322-5544 or book online at Crowne Plaza

  • Free parking

  • Complimentary airport shuttle

  • For those interested, Mid-America will arrange carpools between the hotel and orchid show on Saturday (before and after judging). See Schedule of Events.

Saturday Afternoon Orchid Programs

Native Orchids: Ecology and Conservation

Dennis Whigham

Dennis is Senior Botanist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the

Founding Director of the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC). He will update us on NAOCC projects and research as the group seeks to conserve the 200+ orchid species native to the US and Canada.

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A Few Habenarias and Some Relatives

Leon Glicenstein

Leon was a hybridizer and grower of orchids at the former Hoosier Orchid Company where he specialized in novelty orchid hybrids, including habenarias. Many of us have read Leon's articles in Orchids magazine or have heard his programs, and know what a wealth of information he has to share!

Saturday Mexican Buffet Dinner and Orchid Program

The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

Leon Glicenstein

Leon will take us on a trip through the cloud forests of Costa Rica – complete with scenery, orchids, other plants, and even a few animals. Join us for a Mexican Buffet dinner and stay for Leon's program.

Orchid Show

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society Orchid Show and Sale is February 23-24, 2019 (show set-up on February 22) at the Michigan State University Plant and Soil Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824. Hours are Saturday Noon – 5 and Sunday 11 -4.

Information on vendors, participating orchid societies and other details are at www.greaterlansingorchidsociety.com.

Other Events

The Mid-America Auction

This auction will raise your spirits as well as funds for Mid-America projects and services. Your donations of auction items are appreciated, and are tax-deductible. Mid-America is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.

Affiliated Societies Breakfast

The discussion topic will be "How Do You Handle Difficult or Inappropriate People in Your Society?"

Attendees always leave this breakfast full of information and ideas to use in their orchid societies.

Mid-America Orchid Congress Business Meeting

The business meeting is open to the public, immediately following the Affiliated Societies Breakfast.

Anyone wanting more information about Mid-America is welcome to attend.


Mid-America Orchid Congress information:



Beth and Doug Martin



Greater Lansing Orchid Society

Orchid Show and Sale information:



Pete Ostlund, Show Chair




Business Meeting Approved Minutes

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Spring 2016

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Fall 2015

Naperville, IL.

Spring 2015

Franklin, TN.

Fall 2014

Columbus, OH.

Spring 2014

Bloomington, MN.

Fall 2013

Dayton, OH.

Spring 2013

Ann Arbor, MI.

Fall 2012

Independence, MO.

Spring 2012

Indianapolis, IN.

Fall 2011

Milwaukee WI.

Spring 2011

Memphis TN.

Fall 2010

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Spring 2010

Omaha, NE

Fall 2009

Franklin, TN.

Spring 2009

Columbus, OH.