Past Events


Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition

The exhibition Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition  opens September 16, 2016 at the Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It runs through January 31, 2017.

IOS Tour of Southern New Mexico

Staunch IOS member Mike Meléndrez is willing to share his encyclopaedic knowledge of the oaks of the U.S. Southwest with a double bill of tours, in 2016 and 2017. The first Tour will take place September 24-29, 2016. 

The Oak Year

The Oak Year, an artwork by Scottish artist Anne Gilchrist, will be showing for 2 days (27th and 28th August 2016) at Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Road, Edinburgh It comprises 24 painted panels 5 ft × 4 ft and depicts portraits of many hundreds of oak leaves from real specimens from one oak wood on the shore of Loch Tay, Perthshire. It shows a whole year's worth of leaves, and the close observational depiction shows variety of shape, size, predation, autumn colours, first leaves, and winter fallen leaves. 

Oak Open Days at Atherstone and Thenford House, UK

We will visit David Gooder's young oak collection at Atherstone near Coventry on July 17, 2016, and Lord Heseltine's Thenford House in Northamptonshire on July 18.

Oak Open Days in Argentina

A two-day Oak Open Day (OOD) is planned for April 22-23, 2016 to visit Argentina’s two most notable oak arboreta.

Post-Conference Tour

Highlights of the 3-day tour due to take place immediately following the 8th International Oak Society Conference in October 2015.

8th International Oak Society Conference 2015

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois will host the next International Oak Society Conference October 18-21, 2015.
Registration for the 8th IOS Conference is now open

Pre-Conference Tour

Highlights of the tour due to take place immediately before the 8th International Oak Society Conference in October 2015.

Oak Open Day in Gredington

There will be a two-day Oak Open Day event in the UK in July 2015.

7th California Oak Symposium: Managing Oak Woodlands in a Dynamic World

Beginning in 1979, there have been a series of symposia held every 5 to 7 years addressing the state of our knowledge about science, policy and management factors affecting California’s oak resource. This upcoming program represents the 7th symposium in the series.

IOS Italian Tour 20 – 22 October 2014

A tour of southern Italy led by Belgian nurserymen Christof van Hulle and Dirk Benoit.

Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum

There will be a two-day event at Trompenburg Arboretum in The Netherlands on August 28-29, 2014.

Oak Open Days in Congrove and Westonbirt

The first European event of 2014 will take place in the UK, on July 6 and 7.

Oak Open Day in Starkville - West Point area, Mississippi

The International Oak Society, Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries and Mississippi State University cordially invite you to Oak Open Days, June 28-29, 2014 in the beautiful state of Mississippi.

Aiken Oak and Horticultural Tour

The City of Aiken has in cultivation what is believed to be the most comprehensive collection of oaks in the United States.  The week-end will be devoted to discovering this collection and more.

Oak Open Day, Pavia Nurseries, Belgium

A workshop on clonal oak propagation by grafting and visit of Dirk Benoit's Pavia Nurseries

Oak Open Day, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, Hampshire, UK.

On Monday 29th July, 2013, there will be an Oak Open Day, open also to non IOS members, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, a splendid 72-hectare collection not only of oaks but of many other rare trees, including several oak-related Lithocarpus.