Sessions
Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Main hotel entrance, CA Street.
Date & Time:
Mon June, 23 - 7:45am to 5:30pm
Presenter(s):
P. Allenstein, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Denver Botanic Gardens Horticulture Department, Denver, Colorado, K...

Buses depart at 7:45 a.m., board in front of Marriott on California Street.

Calling all curators, collection managers, plant recorders and others: WE NEED YOU to join the NAPCC reviewer pool. The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) is the...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Main hotel entrance, CA Street.
Date & Time:
Mon June, 23 - 7:45am to 5:30pm
Presenter(s):
B.J. Morgan, Alliance for Public Gardens GIS, Davis, California, M. Ingolia, UC Davis Arboretum, Davis, California, A. Lee, Esri, St. Paul, Minnesota...

Buses depart at 7:45 a.m., board in front of Marriott on California Street.

ISA Credit Hours Approved.

This full-day workshop will guide participants through the process of creating an online and mobile device accessible public...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Mon June, 23 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Presenter(s):
C. McCaw, C. Ross, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

This all day workshop mirrors the training given to staff and students at Longwood Gardens. Sharing the Longwood Philosophy of Guest Experience, role play and dynamic exercises are used to practice the four steps of service with an explanation of benefits to Public Gardens. The program has three...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Denver Ballroom 3
Date & Time:
Mon June, 23 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Presenter(s):
Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP); Jill Koski, Morton Arboretum; Penny Hunt, Marts and Lundy.
This session has been approved for 4 CFRE Continuing Education Points
Learn how to transform the workings of your board of directors and discover what board members absolutely must know-and what’s not so important. ...
Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Spruce Room
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 8:00am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
J. Cruse-Sanders, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, K. McCue, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, L. McDade, Rancho Santa Ana...

Whether you are in a conservation department or not, you have a valuable opinion on how to improve conservation at botanical gardens and develop more effective programs for connecting people to plants in a changing world. We will explore how multiple departments in botanical gardens have an...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Denver Ballroom 4
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
A. Dorgan, Education, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; S. Tanck, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota; C. Brown, Smithsonian...

“Information overload” is simultaneously one of life’s greatest challenges and solutions. Visitors often arrive at our gardens ready for a respite. Yet for so many, including young families, phones and tablets are essential companions to navigate the world, seek answers, or capture and share...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
R.V. Murray, Exhibitions, Art, and Interpretation, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, L. Trainer, Audience Insights, Denver Museum of Nature...

How do you know when your audience has experienced that magic moment at your garden? Feel like there's never enough time or expertise to gather critical audience feedback to improve their experience with your programs or facilities? This fun, interactive session will demonstrate how easy it can...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
S. VanLoon, Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance, Grandville, Michigan, G. Papiernik, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square , Pennsylvania, K. Bachtell, The...

Natural disasters bring multiple concerns for public gardens. Keeping staff and visitors protected and mitigating damage to collections, grounds and structures is a daunting challenge. Will your Garden be ready to respond? Participants will learn to plan, prepare and tap into resources and...

Event Type:
Special Session
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
T. McLaughlin, Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa, A. Sell, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, K. Sikkenga, Matthaei...

Tribute gifts can be a blessing or a curse. A poorly run program leaves a legacy of distressed donors and stressed out staff. MBGNA’s model program, developed jointly with University counsel, planners, and development, generates reliable revenue, accomplishes institutional goals, and honors...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Denver Ballroom 1-2
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
M.W. Snyders, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, K. Smith, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Denver, Colorado

CFRE Credits Available.  This session is critical to anyone who wants to take an existing corporate relationship that contributes cash to your organization and turn it into a deeper relationship, providing more cash, exposure, in-kind and member benefits to your garden...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Denver Ballroom 3
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 9:45am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
E. Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, West Palm Beach, Florida, J. McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

Looking for art that is beyond the blockbuster? Learn how gardens, parks and campuses around the country are working with artists to connect with visitors of all ages. From national examples, participants will learn how to involve artists in diverse projects. They’ll also be exposed to the...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
W. Friedman, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, P. Crane, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University,...

Charles Darwin used the incredible diversity of plants to illuminate evolutionary process. This session will examine recent initiatives to promote evolutionary thinking and peer into the world of natural history museums and major exhibitions on plant evolution. Participants will learn how...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Denver Ballroom 3
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
S. LaFleur, Sherman Gardens, Corona Del mar California, J. Kreutzer, D. Lopez, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic garden, Claremot, California, G. Stauffer,...

Public gardens mount art exhibits for many reasons, but the real magic happens when their mission-related and educational objectives are met through the exhibit. Site specific art and art exhibits with a strategic educational component do a better job of bringing people closer to where we want...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
M. Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, M. Dosmann, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston...

ISA Credit Hours Approved.

Collecting plants in the wild does more than add to an individual institution’s display. With the accelerating rate of climate change and increased globalization, documenting and collecting plants both in our own back yard and around...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Denver Ballroom 1-2
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
M. Conklin, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona, A. Johnson Smith, D. Dale, Smith & Dale, LLC, Tucson, Arizona, C. Corporate VP , Cox...

CFRE Credits Available.  There’s a lot of theory behind capital campaign fundraising – theory that works. This session presents a real-life look at the process where the formulas and theories sometimes take a detour. This session will be...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Denver Ballroom 5-6
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
D. Johnson, Horticulture, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, B. Collins, Horticulture, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara,...

LACES and ISA Credit Hours approved.  This session explores effective and replicable ways that four very different botanic gardens have incorporated native plants. Restoration-style habitats,...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
E. Grajek, Marketing, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo, New York; A. Krebbs, Marketing, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham,...

Marketing on a dime is a true juggling act! It is certainly challenging but with some helpful tricks you can exceed your goals and watch your attendance soar! Gone are the days of using a traditional marketing approach through print media yet there are so many free or inexpensive creative...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Spruce Room
Date & Time:
Tue June, 24 - 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Presenter(s):
S. Wagner, Education and Information, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, L. Beaumont, Director, Evergreene Research and Evaluation, LLC, Sugar...

Museums and gardens need to examine not only what they have to offer the visitor, but understand how and why those experiences are impactful. What are ways you currently define impact? Uncertain how to demonstrate your program’s impact on your audience? Join us as we actively examine an iconic...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Presenter(s):
K. Glass, Marketing, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York, A. Kalivas Fulton, Marketing, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, G. White...

CFRE Credits Available.  American cultural institutions have conducted significant experimentation in recent years on the role of pricing in their strategies to grow audiences; some are free, others are partially free, or offer suggested...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom F
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Presenter(s):
K. Havens, S. Still, Plant Science and Conservation, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, A. Bell, Collections, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe...

LACES Credit Hours Approved.  Climate change is already affecting plants and the natural world. Even under the most optimistic emissions scenarios our climate will continue to change. The time is now to understand, adapt to, and inform the...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Denver Ballroom 3
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Sculpture Placement Through the Eyes of a Horticulturist S. LaWarre, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park , Grand Rapids,...

Session 1: Sculpture Placement Through the Eyes of a Horticulturist More and more, sculpture and other forms of artwork are being added to traditional garden spaces. When incorporated in a thoughtful and intentional manner, the combination of art and horticulture can be extraordinary. Frederik...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Presenter(s):
W. Nicholls, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, C. Lewis, The CLEO Institute, Pinecrest, Florida, P. Benveniste, Chicago Botanic...

We regularly fill auditoria with enviro-friendly crowds eager to hear about bugs, blooms, cultivation and conservation. Not surprisingly, the disinterested and skeptics rarely turn up. But shouldn’t those be the very audiences we should try to engage about the need for conservation, the threats...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Presenter(s):
S. Kanotz, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; P. Lowe, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio; T. Johnson, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; J...

Want to attract more visitors to your gardens and reach broader audiences? Join us as we share how we have formed multidisciplinary planning teams to create and implement new displays and programs that reflect our communities' interests and delight our guests. Examples range from a collegiate...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Civic Engagement Through Gentle Convincement: A Public Garden’s Reach Should (and Can) Exceed Its Grasp R. Humphrey, Lewis Ginter...

Session 1: Civic Engagement Through Gentle Convincement: A Public Garden’s Reach Should (and Can) Exceed Its Grasp When a public garden—based on the merits of its displays, collections, environmental stewardship and intellectual capital—is the region’s center for horticultural expertise, how...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
S. Eccleston, Facilities and Grounds, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, C. Bass, Executive, Santa Fe Botanical Garden,...

How can you succeed at the intersection of Art and Nature? How do we balance the botanical garden’s mission with the mission of the museum? These are questions that museums and gardens struggle with when bridging the divide. Learn new ways that Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Mattie Silks
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
C.L. McDavid, M. Daniller, M. Ernst, P. LeMaster, Advancement/Membership, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

CFRE Credits Available.  A Membership Manager must combine the elements of impeccable customer service; inspiring communication through e-mail, direct mail and telemarketing; and perfect timing of upgrade, renewal & retention campaigns...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom F
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Organic Landscape Management in a Public Park: Both Possible and Beautiful Session T.Smarr, Horticulture, Highline, New York Session...

LACES Credit Hours Approved.  
Session 1: Organic Landscape Management in a Public Park: Both Possible and Beautiful 
Given trends in biodiversity, it’s not only possible to manage public landscapes organically,...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
M. Conley, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania , Lisle, Illinois, S. Carr, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, Georgia, J. GoodSmith, The...

Many gardens and arboreta strive to engage audiences throughout all seasons. Of those seasons, winter is the most challenging. This session looks at how to build a tradition that engages people in the winter with a look at a similar program across three organizations. Marketing helps us tell our...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Let's Move! - A Small Public Garden Partnering With a Mid-Sized City to Improve Community Health E. Dickey, Idaho Botanical Garden,...

Session 1: Let's Move! - A Small Public Garden Partnering With a Mid-Sized City to Improve Community Health
Let’s Move! is a national initiative to combat childhood obesity by getting children moving and eating healthy food. Many of the activities that public gardens already do promote...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
C. Sclar, APGA, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; H. Reges, National Coordinator, Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), Fort...

Public horticulture professionals are constantly impacted by weather such as ice, snow, thunderstorms, and tornadic activity. Working around these factors is critical - it is about ensuring for our visitor's needs, and planning our workforce in advance to support it. APGA’s partnership with NOAA...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Main hotel entrance, CA Street.
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:15pm to 5:00pm
Presenter(s):
P. Benveniste, Education and Community Programs, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, E. Vanderneut, Chatfield Veteran Reintegration Program,...

Buses depart at 1:15 p.m., board in front of Marriott on California Street.

Make your garden a welcoming place for Americans who have returned from combat. Empower the magic of plants to lower stress, offer community based, mission-driven, group projects, and...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Presenter(s):
E. Hall, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC; K. Aguilar, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA; A. Frederick, GReenHouse Intellectual Property...

ISA Credit Hours Approved.

Find out why and how the horticulture industry names and markets their plants, and learn how to figure out what’s a trade designation, trademark, or the cultivar epithet of a cultivated plant without a magic wand! This session will give...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Presenter(s):
D.A. Galbraith, Science Department, Biodiversity Programs Division, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, A. Hird, Botanic Gardens...

Public gardens are contributing to ex-situ conservation, but do much more. We seek to better connect people and plants, and make sure that people benefit from the sustainable use of plants. How can individual gardens link their work to the global scene and make the case that they are part of the...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Presenter(s):
J. Schwarz Ballard, Education, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, K. Jeffrey, Digital Badge System Design, Forall Systems, Chicago, Illinois...

For living museums, adopting digital technologies is no longer optional in connecting people with our gardens, colleagues, plants, education programs, funding initiatives and commercial offers. This session offers live demonstrations and discussion of how interactive technologies (digital...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Mattie Silks Room
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Presenter(s):
M.P. Matheson, Administration, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, M. LaBare, Horticulture, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, C...

Holiday Lights Exhibitions at Public Gardens have seen remarkable success over decades, offering quality holiday traditions for communities while providing impressive financial streams to the host garden. The financial returns of a holiday lights exhibition can be significant, leading to growth...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado F
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Presenter(s):
S.P. Beck, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, M. Speiser, ecoAmerica, Washington, District of Columbia, C. Dunn,...

Engage with ground breaking leaders from YOUtopia member gardens to understand the process that small, medium, and large gardens have experienced while utilizing YOUtopia. This interactive session will clarify how your garden will benefit from a leadership role. Learn how ecoAmerica research...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Presenter(s):
J. Riley-Chetwynd, B. Vogt, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado,P.Andrews, Butterfly Pavilion, Denver, Colorado, M. Salazar, Museo, Denver,...

CFRE Credits Available.  Financial support. Expanded access. Increased collaboration. Learn how 300 501(c)(3) Denver cultural institutions benefit from approximately $40 million in annual taxpayer support. Since 1989, the Scientific and...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom E
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Presenter(s):
Bill Thomas, Executive Director, Chanticleer Foundation

Join gardeners, curators, IPM specialists, educators, and directors for a lively discussion in what’s been called “business school meets speed dating.”   While sipping a beverage of choice, we’ll discuss how each of us leads in what we do and how we can help others and ourselves develop...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Mattie Silks Room
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Presenter(s):
A.J. Steil, T. McLaughlin, Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Creating a blockbuster exhibit doesn't require magic – just planning and considering all the appropriate steps. The implications of exhibits are enormous for increasing visitation and revenues to help promote the Gardens’ mission and beauty. Participants will learn about the entire process of...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Presenter(s):
S. Campbell, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York, M. Donovan, Practica Group, LLC, Chicago, Illinois, S. Lee, Slover Linett Audience Research...

CFRE Credits Available.  Ethnographic research is often used by large corporations to gain insight on the purchase habits and motivations of diverse consumers. Ethnography is still largely undiscovered in the arts and cultural sector, and...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Presenter(s):
J. Harbage, Horticulture, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, K. Daubmann, Exhibitions and Public Engagement, New York Botanical Garden,...

Chrysanthemums are a hallmark of the fall season here in America although the first domestication of this genus occurred in China. By incorporating Asian chrysanthemum techniques public gardens can attract visitors with plant-based exhibits they have likely never seen before while at the same...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Distinctive Development
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Presenter(s):
L. Beussman, Blackbaud, Inc, Daniel Island, South Carolina

CFRE Credits Available.  Research over the last two decades has suggested that individuals can form relationships with companies and brands similar to how they form social relationships. When the individual is concerned for the organization...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Presenter(s):
R. Byers, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas, P. Belmonte, Hands On Children's Museum, Olympia, Washington, M. Oltman, Tamarack...

LACES Credit Hours Approved.  Gardens are now presented within wider contexts, including the influence of animals, humans and entire ecosystems. Contemporary ideas about how children learn and the importance of unstructured play influence garden design. Gardens borrow...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Departs from Marriott main lobby.
Date & Time:
Wed June, 25 - 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Presenter(s):
B. Darby, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, G. Tilove, Education, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Soul to Soil Farm.  (Note:  This session runs until 5:15 pm) Group will depart at 3:00 pm from the Marriott main lobby and take RTD Light Rail to the farm. 

Phipps Conservatory and Denver Botanic Gardens will offer an overview of their urban farming initiatives,...

Event Type:
Workshop
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Pomeroy Room
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:00am to 11:15am
Presenter(s):
K. Daubmann, A.Toledano, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, L. M. W. Eldred, K. Manajek, Exhibitions, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver,...

In this workshop participants will work with teams from Denver Botanic Gardens and The New York Botanical Garden to learn how exhibitions are developed, how the exhibition teams function within the garden and how the teams have been built and evolved over time. The presentation will include:...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Presenter(s):
Session I: B. Backlund, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California Session II: J. Reed, Marketing, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical...

Session I: Trails AND Tails!  Creating a Botanic Garden Environment Where Man's Best Friend Is Always Welcome!

Discover and learn about the challeges and sucesses of having a dog-friendly botanic garden. See for yourself what the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is doing to delight its dog...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Presenter(s):
S. Krishnan, A. Montague, Horticulture, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, N. Ripley, Executive Director, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail,...

Botanic gardens’ student internships play a crucial role in training the next generation for careers in public horticulture. Starting a new program or enhancing an existing internship program can be a challenge. Our experienced panelists and your fellow attendees will provide tips and share...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Presenter(s):
D.C. Needham, Education, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, J. Page, Information Technology, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square,...

Sir Arthur C. Clark once noted that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Come hear from staff from public gardens across the country who have leveraged new ‘magical’ technologies to engage visitors in the garden, handle transactions with mobile devices, plus...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Presenter(s):
D. Stern, Sentinel Plant Network, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, W. Cranshaw, Department of Bioagricultural...

ISA Credit Hours Approved.

The recent discovery of Thousand Cankers Disease in Tennessee, Virginia and Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio is as a wake-up call on the vulnerability of walnut trees in the eastern U.S. Attendees will learn about the biology of...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Presenter(s):
Session I: R.V. Piacentini, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, S. Bochart, Smith Group JJR, Phoenix, Arizona...

LACES Credit Hours approved.  Session I: Biophilic Design and Art: Awakening Our Connections to Nature

We have a new opportunity to use our inherent ability to inspire...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Presenter(s):
T. McClendon, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, S. Wagner, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, K. Connolly, Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun...

Two decades after the Children’s Garden movement began, what have we learned? Panelists share how they approached goal-setting, evaluation, and changes, then engage the audience in lively dialogue. Sprucing up a Children’s Garden, constructing a new one, or still deciding whether to add one? Don...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
Session 1: A.M. Toledano, Horticulture, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York Session 2: A. Schwerner, Director of Horticulture and Resort...

Session 1: Translating the Latin: Making Plant Science Accessible and Intelligible Through Effective Exhibitry

How can gardens use their collections to teach visitors about science in an engaging way? This presentation will examine how to create effective exhibitions using language that...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
S. Shaw, K. Havens-Young, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, B. Stein, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, District of Columbia, S...

Tired of screaming from the rooftops that plants are important? Let's combat 'plant blindness' by building constructive government partnerships that yield new knowledge and conservation practices for plants, other wildlife, and the healthy habitats on which all life depends. Participants will...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Group will depart at 9:45 a.m. from the Marriott main lobby
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
D. Boardman, Denver Botanic Gardens; J. Calderone, Elevated Third; S. Carr, Atlanta Botanical Garden; C. van Deraa, J. McCaffrey and N. Johnstone,...

Group will depart at 9:45 a.m. from the Marriott main lobby or in the outside courtyard area on California Street.

Are you giving your visitors the best digital experience possible on all platforms? Presenters share how to give users a rich experience on any...

Event Type:
Special Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
P. Allenstein, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, A. Blackwell, Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences, Clemson...

Does your garden acquire, use and supply plants originating from other countries? Following APGA's National Issues Forum, expert panelists offer a primer on the Convention on Biological Diversity and important changes in Access and Benefit-Sharing from federal, commercial and private...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Thu June, 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Presenter(s):
K. Jarantoski, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, S. Loving, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, C. Carmichael, University of...

In our efforts to reach people's minds, let's not forget their hearts and souls. A successful public garden must delight the senses, entice people to look more closely, and make people pause. We will show participants how to do that. As Socrates said, 'Wisdom begins in wonder.' The session will...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Presenter(s):
J. Hale, Denver Zoological Foundation; E. Harkins, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; C. White, Denver Zoo; A. Chenshoff, Denver Public Schools.

LACES Credit Hours approved.  Be a part of the Green Movement! Saving money, lowering your energy and water use, reducing waste, improving your public image, protecting the planet; these are just some of the benefits which come from adopting meaningful, sustainability...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Presenter(s):
C. Newlander, Horticulture, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, C. van Deraa, Membership, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, B...

Bring magic to your visitors and staff with a searchable online presence for your living and art collections. This presentation of a smartphone app and two collections-based websites will answer the questions: What are the minimum requirements needed before launching an app? How are visitors...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Colorado Ballroom E
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Waking Sleeping Beauty: The Public Gardens Collection at The Trustees of Reservations L.A. Brockway, Program Leadership, The Trustees of...

Session 1: Waking Sleeping Beauty: The Public Gardens Collection at The Trustees of Reservations
ind out what happens when a century-old land trust organization takes a hard look at its 111 properties and brings them to life with a focus on public gardens, decorative...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Presenter(s):
J. Harbage, S. Kister, K. Donnelly, Horticulture, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, R. Mottern, Horticulture, Sarah P. Duke Gardens,...

LACES and ISA Credit Hours approved.  Clean fresh water is one of our most valuable resources and, arguably, the most wasted. Over 325 billion gallons of fresh water is used daily in the United...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Colorado Ballroom F
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Presenter(s):
L.M. Eldred, Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, D. Dadone, Executive, Boulder Museum of Contemporary...

What results when you put together 20 artists, a garden, art museum and 100 shareholders? A Successful Community Supported Art Program. Uncover the magic of connecting your audience with artists in an innovative way. Learn how the popular share-based agriculture structure has made artists and...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Presenter(s):
K. Bachtell, A. Dorgan, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, D. Michener, G. Manning, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth, Texas, S. Nash, Denver...

This session explores the human psychological factors that support informal learning in public gardens. Approaches taken by public gardens and museums to creating simple, yet powerful, interpretive moments and provide an open forum for idea exchange and dialogue among educators, curators and...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Miraculous Marketing and Media Relations
Location
Colorado Ballroom I-J
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
S. Carr, Marketing, Atlanta Botanic Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, S. Linhart, PR, Sharon Linhart, Denver, New York, T. O'Konowitz, Marketing,...

This session has been cancelled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the era of social media, online search, and instant communications, news travels fast, and bad news travels faster. Public gardens, as stewards of important collections and recipients of...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Hypnotizing Horticulture
Location
Colorado Ballroom C-D
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Restoration and Contract Growing for Supplemental Income Session H. Federlein, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara,...

Session 1:  ISA Credit Hours Approved.  Restoration and Contract Growing for Supplemental Income Session
Looking for new ways to supplement the income of your Horticulture budget? Restoration projects are becoming more common throughout the US. Botanic and Public...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Catalytic Conservation
Location
Colorado Ballroom G-H
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
Session 1: Sustainable and Stylish Meadows as “Hypnotizing Horticulture” R. Hartlage, Land Morphology, Seattle, Washington Session 2:...

Session 1: Sustainable and Stylish Meadows as “Hypnotizing Horticulture”
Meadows are engaging, environmentally responsive, and increasingly are capturing the interest of the public and homeowners. Can meadows be beautiful and enduring? What are the benefits of planting...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Alluring Art and Exhibitions
Location
Denver Ballroom 1-2
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
R.T. Eason, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine, K. Daubmann, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, N. Nelson, United States...

Organizational sustainability is crucial in our changing world and changing economies. Gardens must seek out these down times that have potential for growing audience participation. These seasons, known as shoulder seasons, can diversify audiences and revenue streams. Representatives from 4...

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Liberated Leadership
Location
Denver Ballroom 5-6
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
M. Mack, T. Wilson, T. Broughton, Executive, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, B. Meyerson, BMC Consulting, LLC, Chandler, Arizona, J...

Conservation, growth and sustainability are all important components for a public garden. The professional and personal development of future leaders is just as crucial for institutional success and sustainability. Mentoring is one tool that will have a positive impact on all of these facets....

Event Type:
Session
Track:
Enchanting Education
Location
Colorado Ballroom A-B
Date & Time:
Fri June, 27 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Presenter(s):
L. Glynn, Education, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, J.S. Kuehny, Horticulture, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens,...

School and garden budget cuts have made well-constructed self-guided programs essential. Can offering less expensive options to teachers while creating a less staff-intensive program still convey the garden's message? During this panel discussion we explore a variety of ways to achieve your...