All Roads Lead to Dallas!

It’s official!  The 18th Ikebana International North and Central American Regional Conference in 2019 will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth!  Your host chapters will be Dallas Chapter 13 and Fort Worth Chapter 38.  Chairperson for 2019 NARC will be Patricia O’Reilly, of Dallas Chapter 13.  Patricia is a Sogetsu 3rd Grade Teacher.  Co-Chairperson is Sandra Prachyl, representing Fort Worth Chapter 38.  Sandra is a Sogetsu 4th Grade Teacher.

Here are some of the great things you can start looking forward to.

Dallas/Fort Worth is easily accessible, with direct flights from almost anywhere in the world to DFW or, in the U.S to Dallas Love.

Dallas and Fort Worth are loaded with arts and culture!  The proposed 5-star hotel in Dallas is within walking distance of numerous museums, live theater, parks other performing art venues – and the Neiman Marcus flagship store!

The official dates are Oct. 27-31, 2019.  This is a very festive time of the year in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, full of garden tours, art and music festivals, and sporting events and, of course, the great State Fair of Texas!

A Facebook Page has been set up and will become active and running in January 2015.  This Facebook page will provide ongoing information about what’s going on in Dallas and Fort Worth.  We will keep you apprised of new events, major transportation changes, etc., so you can start your planning as soon as possible!  You will also be able to exchange information on this Facebook Page.

The website for this conference will be available soon.

In the meantime, you can contact Sandra Prachyl (Fort Worth Chapter 38) or Patricia O’Reilly (Dallas Chapter 13) at:

The conference will be held in the downtown arts district of Dallas at The Sheraton Dallas (no part of the Marriott Empire.  So, your Sheraton and/or Marriott rewards will be available.  The hotel is very upscale!! The price for the hotel rooms will only be about $10 more than 10 years ago.

The primary guest artist will be announced in a couple of months through this website (

There will be one SUPER big demo with a guest artist from Japan with an additional two BIG demos with guest artists from North American.

  • There will be 8 or more workshops
  • There will be a daily container market
  • There will be numerous cultural workshops
  • There will be numbers other opportunities, in addition to add-on touring events for before and after the weeklong event.
Everyone in Dallas/Forth Worth as well as Houston and San Antonio are very excited to welcome our Ikebana friends from North American and the rest of  the world.
We do hope you and all of your members can make it can make it.”