Confirmed Conference Speakers and Topics:


Seasonal Australian terrestrial orchids. Helen Richards (Vic.)

Helen Richards OAM has wide experience in conservation and cultivation of terrestrial orchids is a Director of the Australian Orchid Foundation.


Dendrobiums – growing the warm sections in sub-tropical and temperate zones. Robert Reitano (Qld).

A focus on the particular cultural requirements and breeding of the sections Spatulata, Phalaenanthe and Latouria. Robert is an ANOS and AOC judge who writes and lectures on Australian and Australasian orchids.


Pioneers of epiphytic Dendrobium hybridisation and the latest breeding trends. David Cannon (Vic.).

David is the patron of ANOS Inc. He has been actively involved in Dendrobium hybridisation for many decades.


Aeridinae (Sarcanthinae) hybrids. Roslyn Capell (NSW)

Roslyn is an ANOS and AOC judge, a well known writer, speaker and trainer on Australian orchids.


Australian Dendrobiums – culture and breeding strategies. Callyn Farrell (NSW).

Callyn is the co-owner of DUNO and Elermore Orchids, an ANOS judge, and regularly lectures in Australia and New Zealand.


Conservation project for endangered terrestrial orchids. Neil Anderton (Vic).

Neil is active in terrestrial orchid conservation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and is past president of Geelong ANOS.


A new classification for Dendrobium bigibbum. Peter Adams (Vic.)

Peter is a botanist, editor of The Orchadian, Registrar of ANOS Victoria Judging Panel and AOC judge who has many international publications and lectured widely on his research and breeding.


ANOS and The Orchadian – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Noel Grundon (Qld.)

Noel is an agricultural scientist, former editor of The Orchadian and an AOC judge and trainer.


Judging forum. Moderator: Dave Groffen (Qld)

Dave is the National Registrar of Judges for ANOS Inc.

This is a half day session on judging, open to judges and growers, with speakers covering topics which will include judging Dendrobium and Sarcochilus hybrids.


There will be extended opportunity for discussion and questions during each session.