Welcome to the Mid-America Orchid Congress 2017 Spring Meeting.

The meeting is hosted by the Mid-America Orchid Congress and will be held in conjunction with the Greater Omaha Orchid Society Thirtieth Annual Orchid Show and Sale.

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Hotel Reservations

DoubleTree Hotel Omaha Downtown

Mid-America Orchid Congress room rate is

$124 + tax, parking $10/night

This room block reserved until March 5, 2017

Make your reservation at (402) 346-7600


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Spring 2017 Registration options are per person. Please submit a separate payment for each person

Peter Tobias, Orchid Conservation Alliance
Peter T. Lin, Diamond Orchids

Saturday Afternoon Orchid Programs


The Orchid Conservation Alliance and Its Projects

Peter Tobias, the Orchid Conservation Alliance


Learn what it takes to create an orchid reserve, and hear about the Orchid Conservation Alliance’s reserves and projects in South America.

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Laelia Species and their Culture

Peter T. Lin, Diamond Orchids


There are so many beautiful Laelia species to grow!  This fast-paced presentation showcases the major Laelia species, their various color forms, and how to grow them.


Saturday Dinner Orchid Program


Orchids in the Wild® Trip to France

Peter Tobias, the Orchid Conservation Alliance


In this travelogue Peter will share experiences from the OCA’s April 2016 trip to France. French people, French hotels, French wine, French food, French cheese, French trains, French busses, French sea coast, French river gorges, French chateaux, French cliff dwellings, French viaducts, French medieval villages, and even … wait for it … FRENCH ORCHIDS!


Orchid Show


The Greater Omaha Orchid Society Thirtieth Annual Orchid Show and Sale is March 25-26, 2017 (show set-up on March 25) at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center, 100 Bancroft St., Omaha, NE 68108. Hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Full registration for the Mid-America Orchid Congress includes admission to Lauritzen Gardens, otherwise admission is $10.


Other Events


The Mid-America Auction

This auction will raise your spirits as well as funds for Mid-America projects and services. Your donations of auction items are appreciated, and are tax-deductible.  Mid-America is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.


Affiliated Societies Breakfast

The discussion topic will be “What’s Your Problem?”

Attendees always leave this breakfast full of information and ideas to take home to their orchid societies. 


Mid-America Orchid Congress Business Meeting

The business meeting is open to the public.

Anyone wanting more information about Mid-America is welcome to attend.




Mid-America Orchid Congress information:



Beth and Doug Martin




Greater Omaha Orchid Society

Thirtieth Annual Orchid Show information:



Jim Pyrzynski, Show Chair




Business Meeting Approved Minutes

Spring 2016

Cincinnati, OH.

Fall 2015

Naperville, IL.

Spring 2015

Franklin, TN.

Fall 2014

Columbus, OH.

Spring 2014

Bloomington, MN.

Fall 2013

Dayton, OH.

Spring 2013

Ann Arbor, MI.

Fall 2012

Independence, MO.

Spring 2012

Indianapolis, IN.

Fall 2011

Milwaukee WI.

Spring 2011

Memphis TN.

Fall 2010

Louisville KY.

Spring 2010

Omaha, NE

Fall 2009

Franklin, TN.

Spring 2009

Columbus, OH.