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19th North & Central American Regional (NCAR) Conference

Sunday, October 13, 2024-Thursday, Oct. 17, 2024

Conference Attendance Benefits

It's an I.I. Membership benefit Rejuvenate your chapter Expand Friendships through Flowers Meet your Zoom friends Share your ideas Inspire others Find a new container Learn new techniques Meet the I.I. President Meet the 2020 & 2022 Video Sensei Explore other ikebana schools Better understand NCAR Meet your NCAR Advocate


Featured Demonstrator
Ikebana Ichiyo School of Ikebana

Nahiro Kasuya, Ichiyo Iemoto is sure to impress any ikebanist with his demonstration of a serene and expansive  view of nature.  

Other Demonstrators
Representing Ikenobo, Ohara & Sogetsu

Interesting Forums to Connect and Attract Members

Looking for a unique way to attract younger members? 

Register for this Anime Forum and learn the what, where and why of this Japanese inspired cultural phenomenon.  

Come learn how your chapter, too, can tap into this fan base of a younger demographic who are into Japanese culture.  Fun and Cosplay for all.

Join us for a riveting twist on the traditional art of ikebana at our ‘Iron Ikebana’ event! Watch as four talented participants from distinct ikebana schools bring their expertise to the fore, crafting stunning arrangements within a mere 10 minutes. Be captivated by the creativity and skill on display as each participant infuses their unique school’s philosophy into their floral masterpiece. Be part of the excitement and witness the magic unfold at this exhilarating showcase of Japanese floral artistry hosted by the NCAR Advocates.  

Interested in participating?  Send an email to [email protected]

Be a Part of the Exhibition

One of the highlights of a NCAR conference is enjoying the many arrangements created by our chapter members.  Click here (TBA) for details on how you can be a part of our exhibition.

Business Meetings for Delegates

If you are a chapter delegate or alternate, you want to attend these meetings.  Click here (TBA) for copies of the meeting materials.

Volunteer Opportunities & Schedule of Events

Expand your Friendships through Flowers and help us to make the best conference ever! There is something for everyone – click here.

Lots of activities to enjoy during the conference.  Click here for a complete list (TBA).  Don’t forget to schedule time to shop our ginza and visit the Friendship Room.

Registration, Sponsorship, Donor, Program Ad Forms

Registration Form

Register now and receive a $100 savings. This discount will expire on 2/15/24.

Donor Form

Chapters and Members - Please donate to our exhibit, demonstrator, workshop costs.

Program Ad Form

Your chapter, ikebana school and members support help with conference costs

Explore Philadelphia

Looking to explore Philadelphia.  This list of museums, gardens, theaters and restaurants will get you started.  Or try the hotel concierge!

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