The International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS) -Western Region has announced its 2016 Annual Meeting will be held October 19-22 in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The unique desert climate provides a different view on horticulture,” said Emilie Speciale, conference organizer. “Conference attendees will have the special opportunity to experience the many desert climates and learn from desert-dwelling educators.”

Host hotel for the 57th annual event is the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. In addition to a robust speaker’s slate, the schedule includes local nursery tours, as well as tours of The Arboretum of Flagstaff and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. Attendees will have the opportunity to absorb information through research poster displays and presentations, a trade exhibition and learning sessions. The event also features a reception, new plant introductions, silent auction and closing banquet with live music.