Convention 2018

Happy New Year!

I know many of you are looking for more information on the 2018 convention in conjunction with the AVSA.


AVSA 2018 Convention and Show

“African Violets CAN link US Together”
2018 AVSA-AVSC Convention
Buffalo, NY Sunday, May 20 – Sunday, May 27, 2018

The 2018 AVSC Convention and Show will be held May 20 – May 27, 2018, at the Adam’s Mark Buffalo Hotel in Buffalo, NY.    Our host is the New York State African Violet Society.  This is a joint Convention and Show with the African Violet Society of America, AVSA.

Come join us to see our African violet Show consisting of many different varieties and colors. There will be an AVSA-AVSC Commercial Vendor Salesroom, with vendors from different parts of the US and Canada.  During the week, Presentations, covering all aspects of growing and showing African violets, will be held.  Make your plans now to be there.

AVSA 2018 Convention Show Awards

AVSA/AVSC would like to invite you and your affiliate club members to donate to the 2018 Show Awards Fund. Your individual or club donations are always appreciated. Donations are currently being sent in. Members and affiliates make these awards possible through their donations. This is an opportunity to be a part of this very important convention effort.The awards that we give are important because they encourage our members to bring and show their plants, and the awards serve as a reward for their hard work.

You may print the 2018 awards form and send it with a check (payable to AVSA) to the AVSA Office – Awards Fund, 2375 North Street, Beaumont, TX 77702. We appreciate all awards donated by societies and individuals that support our convention show. We encourage each of you to consider giving an award. If you have any questions you may contact Debbie McInnis at

2018 Award Donation Form:

Summary of awards given to date for the Buffalo convention:

AVSA 2018 Convention Hotel

Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo

Adam’s Mark Buffalo Hotel and Event Center
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

2018 Convention Hours

Show Schedule During Convention Week

The Showroom is open to members registered for the convention on Thursday evening, following the Awards Banquet.

The Showroom is open to the public on:
Friday,   May 25, 2018     9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday,  May 26 2018   9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Note: There is a $5.00 admission charge for people who are not AVSA members. If non-members join AVSA at the door, this fee is waived.  AVSA members who are not registered with the Convention and show their AVSA membership card, will receive a $1.00 discount.

2018 Convention Additional Information

For additional information or questions about the 2018 AVSA Convention, please contact:

  • Judy Niemira, AVSA local Convention Co-Chair,
  • Julie Thompson, AVSC local Convention Co-Chair
  • Deb Donaldson, AVSA Convention Show Co-Chair
  • Bev Williams, AVSC Convention Show Co-Chair

This page will help to keep you informed, and up-to-date, on convention-related activities as the information becomes available.

You may also want to refer to the AVSA website for further information and details from their end.