The June 2012 Seeley Conference, a think tank event that promotes the discussion of critical issues important to the future of commercial floriculture, has been postponed for a year to allow time for a strategic overhaul.
The 26th annual Seeley conference took place at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. in June 2011. Following the conference, the board of directors met to assess that event and discuss the future of the conference.
It was noted that the floriculture industry has faced significant changes from when the conference first began, and the board felt that restructuring the conference, including the possibility of a change of venue and format, is necessary to best meet current and future industry needs.
To help the board identify current and future industry needs and, more specifically, the strengths and challenges of the Seeley conference itself, the board will be initiating an online survey in the near future.
Regarding the future of the Seeley Conference, board Chairman William B. Miller of Cornell University notes that “the board is actively meeting to discuss restructuring the conference, and we are planning to hold the next Seeley Conference during the last week of June, 2013.”