43rd Annual Paphiopedilum ForumNorth Chevy Chase Christian Church, Saturday, January 21, 2023
Days Left 'Til Forum Day!
The 43rd annual NCOS Paph Forum will feature internationally-renowned speakers, an unparalleled selection of Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium plants for sale by leading vendors, a show table featuring hundreds of slippers in bloom, ribbons, and trophies for outstanding show plants, door prizes, and American Orchid Society judging.
Sales begin at 8:00 am, the program begins at 9:45 am, and the event concludes at 4:30 pm.
Registration information coming soon!
- Slipper orchid show with ribbon judging, American Orchid Society awards, and review of plants
- Slipper Orchid Alliance-sponsored People’s Choice Award and silent auction
- World-class speakers and vendors
- Special drawings and door prizes
Registration includes lunch; pre-registration is strongly recommended to ensure space and lunch availability. The entry fee also includes a door prize ticket.
NCOS Member Plants Sales: Members current on NCOS 2019 dues and pre-registered for the Forum may sell slipper orchids.
Plant Exhibition Information
One of the Paphiopedilum Forum’s extraordinary features is the large variety of fine blooming slippers on the exhibit table. Everyone is encouraged to bring in their blooming slipper orchids for display. There are special drawings for prizes for registrants who bring show plants.
As the Paph Forum is an AOS-sanctioned event, all plants exhibited at the Forum will be considered for AOS judging.
Our membership is made up of growers with a wide range of experience who share best practices and help each other. By becoming an active member of our community, you will have the opportunity to discuss how to grow these wonderful plants with other orchid growers, be provided access to plant stock from growers around the country and from the collections of other members, and receive regular communications about local events, activities, and orchid culture.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!