World Orchid Conferences have been held every three
years since 1954, each time in a different city.
While the long and arduous work entailed in staging each
conference is undertaken wholly by local orchid groups and their
enthusiastic supporters, the final responsibility for the series of World Orchid Conferences rests with the
trustees of the World Orchid Conference Trust, established for that purpose jointly by the American Orchid Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.
The 20th World Orchid
Conference took place in Singapore 13-20 November 2011. A
photographic record has now been added to the WOC
Galleries and a conference report originally published in the RHS Orchid Review may be downloaded
from this link:-
WOC 20 report
At the conclusion of a highly successful event the
The 21st WOC will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2014
An Ecuadorian bid to host the 22nd WOC in Guayaquil in 2017 has been provisionally
selected from the 7 applications submitted for the event
Effective from the closing of the 20th WOC, Mr Peter Furniss' term as the President of the World
Orchid Conference Trust has been completed. Mr Johan Hermans succeeds him as President
The next opportunity to host the event will be in 2020. If your group is interested to
learn more about hosting this event, please review our guidelines.