November 5, 2021
7 months and 20 days since
our celebration.

Welcome to the 1st International Vanda and Slipper Orchid Symposium in Apopka, Florida.

This year’s symposium features a spectacular program of speaker presentations and a fabulous offering of plants and supplies from our guest vendors.

Speaker presentations will take place Friday & Saturday, November 5-6, 2021 at Highland Manor in Apopka.

Plant sales Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 5-7, with the Apopka Fall Orchid Festival at Krull-Smith.
Apopka Fall Orchid Festival at Krull-Smith nursery location:
2800 W. Ponkan Rd
Apopka, FL  32712

Telephone: (407) 886-4134

This expanded evolution of our traditional Slipper Orchid Symposium includes speaker presentations, orchid sales by top-quality vendors, continental breakfasts and hot lunches on Friday and Saturday, nursery open house and Saturday Evening BBQ dinner & plant auction, and MORE! All included with full registration for only $110!
The Apopka Fall Orchid Festival, featuring a wide variety of vendors offering their best orchids, hoyas, and growing supplies, takes place concurrently at the Krull-Smith nursery.  This festival is open all day Friday through Sunday to all registered symposium attendees, as well as the general public. Our guest symposium vendors will join many other orchid and plant vendors at this location. This makes it possible for you and your guests to visit these wonderful vendors at any time throughout the symposium weekend.
The festival is open to all registered symposium attendees, as well as the general public, but Symposium registrants are invited to a SPECIAL early vendor preview when the selection of plants for sale is at its best, on Thursday afternoon beginning at 4pm.
Highland Manor (604 E. Main, Apopka, FL 32703) meeting room doors open at 8:30am on Friday morning for check-in and badge pick-up.  Presentations will begin at 09:00am.
AOS Judging will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday next door at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Plant registration begins at noon. 
AOS judges who wish to participate, please email to be included.

You will not want to miss our traditional entertaining auction and delicious BBQ dinner at 6pm Saturday evening under the pavilion at Krull-Smith – all included with your registration!
For those visiting from out of the area, we highly recommend the new Hilton Garden Inn Apopka City Center, located just next door to Highland Manor.  Access the link directly from the Accommodations section of

For any assistance or special questions, please use the “Contact Us” link on this site, call us at (407) 886-4134 or email