Each year on Labor Day weekend, the Huntington has a succulent plants symposium with five or six speakers covering a wide range of succulent plant topics. Included in the price of admission are a continental breakfast, lunch (that’s always very tasty), admission to the gardens especially to see the desert conservatory, the chance to purchase plants (including ISI releases). Optionally, you can have dinner there. All attendees are welcome to the after-dinner talk.
Here is the info from the Huntington website:
Succulent Plants Symposium
Aug. 31 (Saturday)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gideon Smith of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) discusses aloes of southern Africa in the keynote address at this years symposium. Other speakers include Root Gorelick of Carleton University, Ottowa, and Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Garden. $75 including lunch. (Optional dinner an additional $25.) Registration: 626-405-3504. Botanical Center, Ahmanson Room