Conference Schedule

Monday, June 22nd

Morning
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8:00am
Tour
Saving Our Roots Tour
Conservation & Restoration in Minnesota: This tour...
8:00am
Workshop
Making Connections to Grow our Campus Communities
College & University gardens have the capacity to...
Presenter(s): A.J. Steil, Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University; D. Michener, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum; M.H. Meyer, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; K. Socolofsky, UC Davis Arboretum; S. Skelly, Cornell Plantations; S. Reichard, Botanic Gardens, University of Washington
Location: Offsite: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
8:00am
Workshop
Plant Diagnostic Skills Building Workshop
Beautiful gardens begin with healthy plants! This...
Presenter(s): D. Stern, Sentinel Plant Network, APGA; R. McCarthy, Plant Pathology, Cornell University; J. Hahn, M. Grabowski, Extension, University of Minnesota; B. Arenz, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota
Location: Offsite: University of Minnesota
8:00am
Workshop
GIS for Public Gardens: Online & Mobile
Do you want to create and share maps with your staff...
Presenter(s): B.J. Morgan, Alliance for Public Gardens GIS; A. Lee, ESRI
Location: Offsite: Esri Offices, St. Paul, MN
8:30am
Tour
Japanese Style Gardens Tour
Visit some of the prominent Japanese-style public...
9:00am
Tour
Food in the City Tour
T he Twin Cities has a vibrant and thriving local food...

Evening
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6:00pm
Meals and Events
International Gardens Session and Dinner
Who is your community? People? Plants? Habitats? This...
Location: Regency Room
Tuesday, June 23rd

Morning
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8:00am
Special Session
Family Meet-Up
Family Members of Conference Attendees: Welcome to...
Location: Lakeshore B
8:00am
Special Session
NAPCC Curatorial Group Meeting: Acer
Presenter(s): Tony Aiello, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Location: Mirage
8:00am
Special Session
NAPCC Curatorial Group Meeting: Cycads
Presenter(s): Chris Carmichael, University of California Botanical Garden
Location: St. Croix
8:00am
Special Session
First Time Attendee Orientation
Join us for a brief meet and greet while learning more...
Location: Lakeshore A
8:00am
Meals and Events
Council of Sections Breakfast
For Chairs and Vice Chairs of APGA’s Professional...
Location: Lakeshore C
8:00am
Meals and Events
Breakfast on your own
Location: Offsite
8:00am
Workshop
Growing Your Design Process
This 1/2 day workshop will help attendees understand...
Presenter(s): D. Meyer, Landscape Architect, The Portico Group; E. McGinn, Dir. Planning & Exhibits, Desert Botanic Garden; S. Scarfone, Landscape Architect, Oasis Design Group; C. Tyler, Landscape Architect, Terra Design Studio; K. Jarantoski, The Chicago Botanic Garden; S. Jacobson, The Morton Arboretum, A. Summers, Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects; P. Meyer, The Morris Arboretum; T. Fromme, Atlanta Botanic Garden & Fromme Design, D. Frigo, Hitchcock Design Group
Location: Minnehaha
8:30am
Tour
Working Gardens for Health & Healing Tour
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of two therapeutic...
9:45am
Session
Growing Great Interns
Creating Effective & Educational Intern...
Presenter(s): A.J. Steil, Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University; J. Salyards, Filoli; B. Byers, Garvan Woodland Gardens, University of Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park; P. Syphrit, Cornell Plantations
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway A
9:45am
Session
Reconnecting to Our Roots for Enduring...
Public Gardens & First Nation’s Organizations:...
Presenter(s): D. Michener, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan; F.G. Bettelyoun, Native American Medicinal Garden, University of Minnesota; N.M. Crowe, Extension Service, Fond du Lac Tribal Community College; V. Passfield, NAGPRA Office, Bay Mills Indian Community
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway B-C
9:45am
Session
Leading Organizational Change
“The only constant is change,” Heraclitus observed 2,...
Presenter(s): J.A. Downing, Mt. Cuba Center; J. MacLeod, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art; K. Socolofsky, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Greenway D-E
9:45am
Session
Connecting with Nature
Developing interpretation for Longwood’s new Meadow...
Presenter(s): D. Miles and T. Brightman, Longwood Gardens; Byrom Haley, Gecko Group; B. Sheppard, Visitor Experience Specialist & Interpretive Developer; E.B. Saich, Universal Services Associates
Track: Enriching Art and Exhibitions
Location: Greenway J
9:45am
Special Session
The Grassroots Grow in the Lobby: Learning About...
Advocacy for the importance of public horticulture and...
Presenter(s): S. Shaw, Chicago Botanic Garden; G. Hotaling, Chicago Botanic Garden; R. H. Bradner, Holland & Knight; F. W. Bell, DVM American Alliance of Museums; D. Solomon, Office of Senator Al Franken; C. Sclar, APGA
Location: Greenway H-I
9:45am
Session
Getting Ahead of the Roadblocks in Plant Science...
Although botanical gardens are uniquely positioned to...
Presenter(s): A. Padolf and E.T. Foote, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway F-G

Lunch
Tuesday, June 23rd Back to Top

11:30am
Meals and Events
Welcome Plenary Lunch with Ford W. Bell
Join us as we welcome all conference attendees to the...
Location: Nicollet Grand

Afternoon
Tuesday, June 23rd Back to Top

1:15pm
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Technology and...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway D-E
1:15pm
Special Session
Professional Section Meetings: Education
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway F-G
1:15pm
Special Session
Professional Section Meetings: Native Plants
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway B-C
1:15pm
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Design and Planning
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway H-I
1:15pm
Special Session
APGA Board Meeting
This is a closed meeting for the APGA Board of...
Location: Minnehaha
1:15pm
Tour
Keeping ‘Green’ in the Skyline Tour
On this tour, visitors will see amazing green spaces...
1:15pm
Workshop
BG-BASE Collection Management Workshop
2015 marks the 30-year anniversary of BG-BASE...
Presenter(s): Michael O'Neal & Kerry Walter, BG- BASE Inc.
Location: Lakeshore A
3:00pm
Session
So You Want to Work WITH the US Forest Service
In 2010 APGA and US Forest Service entered into an...
Presenter(s): P.S. Larkin, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art; N. Ripley, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens; L. Messinger, Dawes Arboretum; G. Man, US Forest Service; A. Hird, Botanic Gardens Conservation International U.S., P. Allenstein, APGA
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway B-C
3:00pm
Session
The Journey of Emerging Leadership: Struggles,...
Effective leaders can make all the difference in your...
Presenter(s): R.L. Brown, Cleveland Botanical Garden; S. Bhatt, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; J.I. Johnson, National Science Foundation
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Greenway A
3:00pm
Session
PERSPECTIVES & PARTNERSHIPS-Art Exhibitions...
Gardens will discuss their experiences with art...
Presenter(s): S. Fischer, R.W. Hartlage, Land Morphology; E. Johnson, Greenwood Garden; M. Matheson, Atlanta Botanical Gardens; L.M. Eldred, Denver Botanic Gardens; E. Tschantz, Powell Botanical Garden
Track: Enriching Art and Exhibitions
Location: Greenway D-E
3:00pm
Special Session
Student Presentations
Consisting of several select 15-minute presentations,...
Location: Greenway H-I
3:00pm
Session
Think Evaluatively
Do-it-yourself tips for creating and using visitor...
Presenter(s): C. Welte, Bloedel Reserve; R. Youngs, Minnesota State Arts Board; C. Kessler, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; N. Kartes, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway F-G
4:45pm
Special Session
Promoting Native Plant Conservation and...
Organizations and staff interested in learning about...
Presenter(s): Presenters: A.Kramer, Chicago Botanic Garden; R. Bradner, Holland and Knight
Location: Greenway B-C
4:45pm
Special Session
Poster Session and Reception
Location: Greenway Promenade

Evening
Tuesday, June 23rd Back to Top

5:30pm
Meals and Events
Opening Reception
Join us for a hearty Minneapolis welcome as we kick...
Location: Northstar Ballroom
8:00pm
Meals and Events
Dinner on your own
Location: Offsite
Wednesday, June 24th

Morning
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7:00am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Marketing and...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Lakeshore C
7:00am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Plant Nomenclature...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Minnehaha
7:00am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Green Buildings...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Lakeshore B
7:00am
Meals and Events
Breakfast Bar
Location: Greenway Promenade
7:00am
Special Session
Professional Section Meetings: Historic...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Lakeshore A
8:00am
Workshop
Creating and Using a Logic Model
Looking for a tool to illustrate the relationship...
Presenter(s): C. Kessler, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC
Location: St. Croix
8:00am
Tour
Bailey Nurseries Tour
Bailey Nurseries is a fifth-generation, family-owned...
8:45am
Session
Historic Horticulture Dual Session: Session 1-...
Session 1: Boxwood has long been a key plant in...
Presenter(s): Session 1: G. Jones, Longwood Gardens Session 2: M.A. Sifton, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; R. McMackin, Brooklyn Bridge Park; F. Jackson, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney; T. Smarr, Friends of the High Line
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway H-I
8:45am
Special Session
NAPCC Members Forum
All NAPCC collections holders, recruiter/mentors, and...
Presenter(s): Pam Allenstein, NAPCC Manager; Kris Bachtell, NAPCC Chair; Mark Weathington, NAPCC Vice Chair
Location: Greenway A
8:45am
Session
Perspectives on Garden Tourism in the 21st Century
Does your garden have a business plan to attract...
Presenter(s): P.B. Redman, Longwood Gardens; H. Jongerden, Toronto Botanic Garden; N. Gerlowski, Vallarta Botanical Garden, Mexico, C. Moss Warner, American Horticultural Society
Track: Core Marketing and Media Relations
Location: Greenway D-E
8:45am
Session
Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development Dual...
Session 1: The presentation will inform participants...
Presenter(s): Session 1: P. Cady, University of Georgia Session 2: D.C. Needham, , Longwood Gardens; M.H. Meyer, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota; J. Shaw, Fleishman Hillard
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Greenway F-G
8:45am
Session
Cultivating Grit
What it Takes to Have a Successful Teen Garden Program...
Presenter(s): R. Gage, K. DePratto, X. Porter, , Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; S. Badawi, Urban Roots
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway B-C
8:45am
Session
Enriching Art and Exhibitions Dual Session:...
Session 1: Learn how to experiment with smaller-scale...
Presenter(s): Session 1: L.M. Eldred, Exhibitions, Denver Botanic Gardens Session 2: M. Conklin, Tucson Botanical Gardens; C. Druckenbrod, Cleveland Botanic Garden; A. Reford, Jardins de Metis (Reford Gardens)
Track: Enriching Art and Exhibitions
Location: Greenway J
10:30am
Session
Enriching Art and Exhibitions Dual Session:...
Session 1: Juliann Rooke of Descanso Gardens, with...
Presenter(s): Session 1: J.G. Rooke, Descanso Gardens Session 2: B. Roche, Franklin Park Conservatory
Track: Enriching Art and Exhibitions
Location: Greenway H-I
10:30am
Session
Interpreting Science for the Public: a.k.a....
Have you ever tried to tell a story but found that the...
Presenter(s): J. GoodSmith, The Morton Arboretum; K. Sackman, EcoMyths Alliance
Track: Core Marketing and Media Relations
Location: Greenway D-E
10:30am
Session
Strategies for Success: Rejuvenate, Re-envision,...
Are you maintaining education programs that were once...
Presenter(s): A. Pedersen, Tucson Botanical Gardens; B. Pinargote, Chicago Botanic Garden; C. Line, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway B-C
10:30am
Special Session
NAPCC Curatorial Group Meeting: Magnolia
Presenter(s): Andrew Bunting, Chicago Botanic Garden
Location: Minnehaha
10:30am
Session
Collaborations and Spreading Your Gardens Roots!
Garden + Funder + Community-Based Organization: A...
Presenter(s): L. Coykendall, United States Botanic Garden; S. Lok, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Q. Moody, The Fishing School
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway F-G

Lunch
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11:45am
Special Session
Professional Section Meetings: Plant Collections
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Nicollet Ballroom A1+2
11:45am
Special Session
Professional Section Meetings: Arts &...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Nicollet Ballroom A-3
11:45am
Special Session
Professional Section Meetings: Horticulture,...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Lakeshore A
11:45am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Volunteer...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Nicollet Ballroom D-1
11:45am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: College and...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Nicollet Ballroom D-2
11:45am
Meals and Events
Open Lunch
For space and meal count purposes, registration is...
Location: Nicollet Ballroom B1+C1
11:45am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Development and...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Nicollet Ballroom D-3
11:45am
Special Session
Developing Competitive Proposals for the National...
During a special triple grant funding organization...
Presenter(s): T. Daniel, Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; J.I. Johnson, C. Eberbach, Division on Learning in Formal & Informal Settings, National Science Foundation; M. Isaksen, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Location: Lakeshore B+C

Afternoon
Wednesday, June 24th Back to Top

1:30pm
Session
Short Stories: The Art of Interpretation to...
Gardens and other museums are repositories of...
Presenter(s): L.M. Eldred, R.V. Murray, Denver Botanic Gardens; K.M. Daubmann, New York Botanical Garden; J. Dolan, Second Story
Track: Enriching Art and Exhibitions
Location: Greenway B-C
1:30pm
Session
Plan for the Worst
Crisis Communications & Response for Public...
Presenter(s): K. Slager, Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance; S. Carr, Atlanta Botanical Garden; M. Farley, Edelman & Associates
Track: Core Marketing and Media Relations
Location: Greenway D-E
1:30pm
Session
Spirit of Place: Embracing the Past for a Better...
Many public gardens are recognizing the significance...
Presenter(s): T. Bishop, Mundus Bishop; L.A. Brockway, The Trustees of Reservations; L. Eirhart, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway J
1:30pm
Special Session
NAPCC Curatorial Group Meeting: Quercus
Presenter(s): Greg Paige, Bartlett Tree Research Lab and Arboretum
Location: Minnehaha
1:30pm
Session
Nature Heals
Nature Based Therapy is based on the neuroscience of...
Presenter(s): T. Bailey, University of Minnesota; J.M. Larson, Center for Spirituality and Healing
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway A
1:30pm
Session
National Trends in Philanthropy: The 2015 Garden...
In this session, moderated by Executive Director of...
Presenter(s): R. Girvin-Argon and T. Donahoo, Marts & Lundy, Inc.; M. Conklin, Tucson Botanical Gardens
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Greenway F-G
1:30pm
Session
It Can Be Done! Gardens Collaborating with...
As schools tighten their budgets and focus more and...
Presenter(s): C. Gamm, Z. Kilbride, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; S. Sorensen, , Red Butte Garden; L. Olson, , Denver Botanic Gardens; M. Zadik, , Botanic Garden of Smith College
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway H-I
1:30pm
Tour
Private Gardens Tour – Exclusive Access
This tour will give you behind the scenes, exclusive...
2:45pm
Special Session
Leadership Forum
Don’t let the name fool you – Leadership Forum is an...
Location: Lakeshore C
2:45pm
Session
Do You Really Know What You’ve Got?
Case studies in Curating Collections: Your website...
Presenter(s): M. Dosmann, K. Port, The Arnold Arboretum; A. Aiello, The Morris Arboretum; T. Morosco, Botanical Technologies
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway A
2:45pm
Session
Entice, Enlist, Enthrall: Getting and Keeping...
Membership Marketing and Management requires a series...
Presenter(s): D. Hines, Membership Consultants; R.S. Mermelstein, Phipps Conservatory; M. Conklin, Tucson Botanical Garden; R. Siemer, fiveseed, LLC
Track: Core Marketing and Media Relations
Location: Greenway D-E
2:45pm
Session
Cultivating Conservation Dual Session: Session 1-...
Session 1: After more than 25 years of planning and...
Presenter(s): Session 1: G. Nace, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden; Session 2: C. Bornstein, Education and Exhibits, Natural History Museum of LA County; R. Young, Horticulture, Descanso Gardens; M. Sullivan, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Mia Lehrer + Associates
Track: Cultivating Conservation
Location: Greenway B-C
2:45pm
Session
Children's Gardens: Understanding Program...
Sprucing up a Children’s Garden, thinking about...
Presenter(s): S. Wagner, The Morton Arboretum; T. McClendon, Atlanta Botanical Garden; M. Cunningham, Dialogue Consulting; M. Conroy, Dallas Arboretum; S. Pattison, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway H-I
4:30pm
Workshop
Porous Pavement - How to Install Porous Pavement...
This course will educate attendees about the need for...
Presenter(s): Jay Oosterhouse, National Sales Manager, Porous Pave
Location: Greenway J
4:30pm
Special Session
Help Desk: Ask an Expert
Let’s innovate together! Meet with subject matter...
Presenter(s): S. Hedean, Smithsonian Gardens; B.E. Tankersley, K. Jarantoski, J. Burns, Chicago Botanic Garden; K. Aguilar, Longwood Gardens; B. Morgan, ESRI
Location: Mirage

Evening
Wednesday, June 24th Back to Top

5:00pm
Meals and Events
Celebrate Design Reception
Join the Design and Planning committee to Celebrate...
Location: Regency Room
6:00pm
Meals and Events
Director's Dinner
Gardens’ directors are invited to this dinner and...
Location: Sternwheeler on the Mississippi River followed by dinner at Harriet Island Pavilion
Thursday, June 25th

Morning
Thursday, June 25th Back to Top

7:00am
Meals and Events
Coffee Bar in the Exhibits Hall
Sponsored by
Location: Exhibits Hall
7:30am
Tour
Green Infrastructure Tour
Urban environments, with their tight spaces and...
7:30am
Tour
Private Gardens of the Lake Minnetonka Area Tour
Tour three wonderfully diverse private gardens of the...
8:00am
Workshop
Training Educators to Support Family Learning
Family groups are among the largest percentage of...
Presenter(s): M. Cunningham, Dialogue Consulting, S. Pattison PhD, Institute of Learning Innovation
Location: Minnehaha
8:15am
Session
Core Marketing & Media Relations Dual Session...
Session 1: What is branding, and why is it important...
Presenter(s): Session 1: A. Charais, R. McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries, Inc. Session 2: P. Evans, J. Fazekas, Longwood Gardens; E. Peters, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; R. Staub, Neighborhood Film Company
Track: Core Marketing and Media Relations
Location: Greenway J
8:15am
Session
Rainscaping: Beautiful and Functional Landscapes
Thinking of adding a stormwater management landscape...
Presenter(s): M.A. Sifton, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; J. Kaminsky, Cantigny Park; D. Frank, Missouri Botanical Garden; I. M. Lekstutis, Cornell Plantations;T. Wolf, Wolf Landscape Architecture, LLC
Track: Cultivating Conservation
Location: Greenway F-G
8:15am
Session
Membership Challenges at "Gateless"...
How do gardens that do not charge admission recruit...
Presenter(s): M. Zadik, Smith College Botanic Garden; M. Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum; S. Ullensvang, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden; K. Baltzell, Trees Atlanta
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Greenway H-I
8:15am
Session
Drinking From A Horticultural Firehose
During this lively and energetic 90 minute discussion...
Presenter(s): R.T. Eason, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; F.T. Lasseigne, Tulsa Botanic Garden; T. Fromme, Atlanta Botanical Garden; I. Simpkins, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway B-C
8:15am
Session
Education Through Technology
Utilizing Location-Based, Mobile Games to Engage the...
Presenter(s): L. Smith, E. Dawson, Red Butte Garden; B. Coulter, S. Baron, Missouri Botanical Garden
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway D-E
10:00am
Session
Growing and Nurturing a Plant Conservation...
Our public gardens are rooted in conservation. Now is...
Presenter(s): J.T. Manion, Birmingham Botanical Gardens; J.R. Neale, Denver Botanic Gardens; M. Westwood, The Morton Arboretum; J. Cruse-Sanders, Atlanta Botanical Garden; J. Randall, North Carolina Botanical Garden, P.Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Center
Track: Cultivating Conservation
Location: Greenway D-E
10:00am
Session
Organic Approach to Managing Public Gardens
Public gardens and urban parks are looked to as...
Presenter(s): T.A. Smarr, Horticulture, Friends of the High Line; R. McMackin, Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park; T. Tiddens, Horticulture, Chicago Botanic Garden
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway B-C
10:00am
Session
Feeding the Movement
Do you love food? So do most prospective visitors to...
Presenter(s): A. Mason, Windy City Harvest, Chicago Botanic Garden; A. Novy, United States Botanic Garden; P. Benveniste, Chicago Botanic Garden; S. Voss, Missouri Botanical Garden; A. Miller, St. Louis University; A. Novak, New York Botanical Garden
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway F-G
10:00am
Session
We Dig Our Volunteers
Service Partnerships in Urban Greenspaces: Cultivating...
Presenter(s): K. Purcell, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy; K. Zumach, Tree Trust; K. Baltzell, Trees Atlanta
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway J
10:00am
Session
Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development Dual...
Session 1: In a perfect world, everyone would always...
Presenter(s): Session 1: J. GoodSmith and J. Koski, The Morton Arboretum Session 2: T. Barham, San Diego Botanic Garden, J. Koski, The Morton Arboretum, C. Belair, Target Analytics, A Blackbaud Company
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Greenway H-I

Lunch
Thursday, June 25th Back to Top

11:45am
Meals and Events
Keynote Address and Lunch with Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern is a TV personality, chef, food writer...
Location: Nicollet Grand

Afternoon
Thursday, June 25th Back to Top

1:15pm
Special Session
APGA’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
APGA’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan represents the next...
Presenter(s): APGA Board of Directors; Dr. Casey Sclar, American Public Gardens Association
Location: Exhibits Hall
1:15pm
Meals and Events
Exhibits Hall Dessert
Join us as we celebrate 75 years of the APGA with a...
Location: Exhibit Hall
1:30pm
Workshop
Specific Ideas for Making Your Garden Shop More...
The important presentation, given by a top retail...
Presenter(s): Andrew Andoniadis, Andoniadis Retail Services
Location: Exhibit Hall
2:00pm
Special Session
Book Signing
Location: Exhibits Hall
3:00pm
Meals and Events
An Evening of Exploration and Entertainment at...
Explore Arboretum gardens, nature and music… and eat...
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Friday, June 26th

Morning
Friday, June 26th Back to Top

7:00am
Meals and Events
Exhibits Hall Coffee Bar
Location: Exhibit Hall
8:00am
Workshop
High Impact Communications
You are in a dark room, with a PowerPoint outline on...
Presenter(s): B. Vogt, Denver Botanic Gardens
Location: Lakeshore C
8:00am
Tour
Artist's Garden Wisconsin Tour
Artists have been known to draw creative inspiration...
8:15am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Small Gardens
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway F-G
8:15am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: International...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway J
8:15am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Plant Conservation
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway D-E
8:15am
Special Session
Professional Section Meeting: Emerging...
APGA Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Greenway H-I
9:30am
Workshop
Getting More Out of Your Botanical Collection...
Botanic gardens rely on documented plant collections...
Presenter(s): H. Ostgaard, IrisBG / Botanical Software Ltd, UK G. Payton, The Dawes Arboretum
Location: Lakeshore A
10:00am
Session
Expanding the Conservation Landscape
In order to preserve botanic diversity, public gardens...
Presenter(s): D. Meyer, The Portico Group; B. Salinger, Audubon Society of Portland; S. Swenson, Forterra; K. Dreisilker, Morton Arboretum
Track: Cultivating Conservation
Location: Greenway B-C
10:00am
Session
Collection Building Through In-Kind Donations
The roots of your garden may be fed by in-kind...
Presenter(s): M. Chamberland, Tucson Botanical Gardens; B. Dunigan, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; T. Johnson, Chicago Botanic Garden; R. Puente-Martinez, Desert Botanical Garden
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway J
10:00am
Session
Global Collaborations Between Public Gardens to...
This session will look at how international research...
Presenter(s): P.J. Olin, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; C.P. Dunn, Cornell Plantations; N. Vlasava, Central Botanical Garden NAS of Belarus; Y. Naumtsev, Botanic Gardens Conservation International Russia, Russian Federation
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway H-I
10:00am
Session
It’s a Small World
Internationally-inspired Gardens Educate, Connect, and...
Presenter(s): R. Sladky, Olbrich Botanical Gardens; S. Reichard, University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway D-E

Lunch
Friday, June 26th Back to Top

11:45am
Meals and Events
Closing Plenary Lunch with Peter Raven
Join us as we wrap up our 2015 APGA Annual Conference...
Location: Nicollet Grand

Afternoon
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1:30pm
Session
Advancing Ex Situ Conservation Genetics
A joint, cross-Kindom, multidisciplinary working group...
Presenter(s): J.R. Clark, P.H. Raven, Center for Plant Conservation
Track: Cultivating Conservation
Location: Greenway J
1:30pm
Session
Cultivating Conservation Dual Session: Session 1...
Session 1: Nativars: what good are they? Some decry...
Presenter(s): Session 1: B. Reed, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Session 2: M. Simon de Ortiz, Centro de Información y Comunicación Ambiental de Norteamérica
Track: Cultivating Conservation
Location: Greenway D-E
1:30pm
Session
Financing Projects without Losing Sleep
Financing public garden projects can be challenging,...
Presenter(s): R. Hall, The Land Conservation Loan Program; M.K. Wourms, Ph.D, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Track: Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
Location: Minnehaha
1:30pm
Session
Plant Societies: Friends and Foes
Overwhelmed by your less-than-fruitful partnerships...
Presenter(s): B.L. Arnold, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; T. Johnson, Chicago Botanic Garden; H. Sweetman, Jenkins Arboretum; K. Kaiser, Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens
Track: Historic Horticulture
Location: Greenway B-C
1:30pm
Session
Give us the Weekend, We’ll Give you a Garden
The Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Weekend as an...
Presenter(s): J. DuPont, P. Governale, Preservation, The Garden Conservancy
Track: Illuminating Education
Location: Greenway H-I
1:30pm
Session
Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations Dual...
Session 1: In many gardens, staff receive up to 200...
Presenter(s): Session 1: M. Burke, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Session 2: E. Griswold, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
Track: Powerful Partnerships and Collaborations
Location: Greenway A
1:30pm
Session
Core Marketing & Media Relations Dual Session...
Session 1 - Every public garden has amazing...
Presenter(s): Session 1: N. D'Addezio, Longwood Gardens, Inc. Session 2: J. Arena, The Morton Arboretum; K. Leonard, Breakthrough Technologies
Track: Core Marketing and Media Relations
Location: Greenway F-G
4:00pm
Meals and Events
There's Something Special at Como Park Zoo...
Join us at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, where...
Location: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory