CareerNext Summit 2018

Sep 15, 2018 08:00am -
Sep 15, 2018 05:00pm
(GMT-6)
Des Moines, IA

Event Description

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, IA

CareerNext defines tracks to professional livelihoods in the world of ornamental horticulture. This one-day powerhouse lineup of garden media superstars is designed for students looking to grow education into stable jobs in the industry, veteran communicators looking to redefine career goals and confident professionals diversifying their toolbox with state-of-the-art media awareness.

Let us expand your horizons; dare to challenge your occupational rut. Join us at CareerNext for a fabulous, fun and functional day of self-discovery, networking and creative career-crafting!

Event Chair: Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture and Education, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Saturday, September 15
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

8:00 AM

Early Morning Photo shoot and garden access

9:00 AM

Welcome by Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture and Education, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

9:15 AM

Keynote by James Baggett, Senior Garden Editor, Garden Gate Magazine

10:30 AM

Building an Online Platform by Katie Elzer-Peters, The Garden of Words

11:30 AM

Lunch at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

1:00 PM

Lessons Learned in Native Plant Introductions Steven Paulsen, Native Roots, LLC

2:00 PM

Sage Advice Panel Session featuring Elvin McDonald (retired Senior Editor at Better Homes and Gardens), Susan Appleget Hurst (Editor at Country Gardens) and Ryan McEnaney (Public Relations and Communications Specialist, Bailey Nursery) 

3:30 PM

Tour of Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (refreshments courtesy of Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden)

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Refreshments courtesy of Rita Perea

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

      

      

 

Accommodations

GWA has a room block with Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown. Our special rate of $141.55 is available from September 13 - September 17, 2017. Reservations must be made by August 15 in order to secure the discounted rate. Click Here to reserve your room today!


Event Type:Education
Category:Summit
Early registration ends on Dec 30, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Dec 31, 2017 and ends on Sep 15, 2018.
Late registration starts on Sep 16, 2018.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Attendee
Member Fee: $75.00$75.00$75.00
Non-Member Fee: $195.00$195.00$195.00
 Speaker
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
 Sponsor
Member Fee: $500.00$0.00$500.00
Non-Member Fee: $500.00$0.00$500.00