September 5 – 6, 2020
Hosted in Los Angeles, California
Hotel Reservations | Transportation Options |
Fall Forum Registration | Photography Show Schedule |
Schedule of Activities
The American Daffodil Society will host the 2020 Fall Forum, Fall Board Meeting (FF/FBM), including an outstanding Daffodil Photography Show in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. The Fall Forum is an annual event that all ADS members and their guests are invited to attend with advance reservations.
The event includes the ADS Fall Board Meeting, but it is intended to maximize the education and enjoyment of all members and guests.
This particular FF/FBM is special because it provides a convenient GATEWAY TO DOWN UNDER for those continuing their travel for the World Daffodil Convention in Canberra, AU and the pre-convention tours. Our meeting will conclude in time for travelers to make their way to LAX for their late SUN evening departures to AU.
Make your hotel reservation today!
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
This Special Rate Link will take you directly to the hotel’s reservation page. Click on the link and follow these IMPORTANT directions: Enter your check-in and check-out dates, and how many persons will occupy the room, then click the ‘Check Availability’ button. On the next page, you are guaranteed either a KING room or DOUBLE BEDS room for our ADS negotiated rate of $139 per night plus applicable taxes. Click on the ‘SELECT’ button to apply our group rate and receive a summary of your reservation.
The special rate is only available September 3-6, 2020. For reservations outside of these dates, please contact the hotel direct to make your personal reservation arrangements.
Should you experience any reservation problems, please contact Jaydee Ager via email: and/or phone the Marriott LAX direct at 310-641-5700. The special room rate will be available until August 7 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
The Los Angeles Airport Marriott provides complimentary LAX Airport shuttle service, scheduled, 24 Hours, 7 days a week, Shuttle Phone: +1 310 338-9466
Pickup and drop off is at the LAX Upper Departure Level. Our hotel is just 1.4 miles from LAX. Hotel self parking is available at a negotiated discounted rate of $25 per vehicle, per day.
Fall Forum Registration Form!
The Registration Form for the 2020 Fall Forum & Daffodil Show in Los Angeles, CA can be downloaded in either MS Word or PDF format. Please complete a separate form for each attendee and mail your completed form, including check, to our Registrar’s address indicated at the bottom of the form -OR- Email your completed registration form to and pay online at the ADS Webstore.
Download Photography Show Schedule Here!
This year we celebrate daffodils by sharing our photographs with daffodil friends and participating in the 2020 Fall Forum Daffodils Down Under Prelude Photography Show. The current requirements for ADS photography shows will apply. Entries should be mounted on stiff card stock or foam core: maximum size of 14×18 inches; minimum size 6×8 inches. Conventional matting may be used, but is not required. Due to limited space please pre-register entries or directly notify photography show chair Steve Hampson at .
Schedule of Activities
(ALL EVENTS ARE HELD IN “PACIFIC COAST ROOM ONE” ON THE BALLROOM LEVEL)
Saturday, September 5
- 1:00 pm — Finance and Executive Committee meetings located on Ballroom Level (Boardroom: 1P)
- 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm — Entries for ‘Daffodils Down Under Prelude” Photography Show Accepted
- 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Photography Show Judging
- 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm — Photography Show Open for Viewing
- 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Cash bar open and Bulb Auction Begins
- 7:00pm — Seated Dinner – Cash Bar Remains Open
- 7:30pm — Guest Speaker – TBD
Sunday, September 6
- Breakfast On Your Own
- 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm — ADS Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting
(non Board members are most welcome to attend but are requested not to participate in any discussion, provide opinions, or vote)
- 12:15 pm — Seated Group Lunch for all Paid Attendees
- 1:00 pm — Photography Show Concludes and is Dismantled
- 1:30 pm — Late Check Out of Marriott LAX,
For those traveling later this evening on “Down Under” Flights; (It is suggested you bring your luggage into the Pacific Coast One meeting room, rather than checking it with hotel luggage storage)
- 1:45 pm – 3:15pm — STAGING AND JUDGING COLLECTIONS IN ADS SHOWS. An Educational Panel Discussion and ADS Judges Refresher
Moderator: Dr Harold Koopowitz, Panel Members: Cathy Felton and others TBD
- 3:15pm – 3:30pm — BREAK
- 3:30pm – 4:30pm — Presentation: Daffodil Friends Down Under!
A Travelogue Featuring Daffodil Personalities in Tasmania, Australia, and New Zealand! Nancy Tackett will present a fun and informative program with images of daffodil friends we will likely interact with ~ for those traveling onward to the World Daffodil Convention, with its pre and post Convention optional tours.
- SAFE TRAVELS EVERYONE!
We invite everyone to our 2020 Fall Forum. This annual fall gathering is fun and educational and is open to all daffodil lovers. Please come, whether or not you plan to continue your travels to the WDC!