Linda Pinkham presented a lecture of the types of plant materials that can be grown locally. She is a member of IOR and has been studying Sogetsu since 2014. She has presented horticultural programs throughout the U.S. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Daylily Society and she serves on the Plant Selection Committee at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Annette Ernst presented a demonstration using these plants. She has been a member of IOR since 2010 and is a member of Ikebana International Chapter 1 in Washington D.C.. She has been taking classes in the Sogetsu School from Jane Redmon since 2011 and is ranked Sankyu Shihan, third grade teacher and has also been taking classes in the Ikenobo School from Elizabeth Berry since 2012 and is ranked Junkakan, Instructor, Second Grade.