2019 GardenComm Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City

Sep 04, 2019 01:00pm -
Sep 08, 2019 09:00pm
Salt Lake City, UT

Event Description

GardenComm’s biggest event of the year, the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, is heading to Salt Lake City, Utah, September 4-7, and you’re invited.  This year’s conference features a line-up of unforgettable events and experiences, including beautiful gardens, dynamic education sessions, industry all-stars, essential networking and so much more. Additional updates will be posting in the coming months, but below is just a preview of what you can expect at #GardenComm19.

Join garden writers, bloggers, photographers, speakers and communicators from across the world for special events designed to make new connections and reconnect with old friends, including networking events and receptions, all culminating with the 2019 Annual Awards & Honors Dinner. And don’t forget to head to the #GardennComm2019 Expo for a colorful showcase of new varieties, products and services from exhibitors changing the horticultural landscape.

This year's education schedule will be jam-packed with insightful sessions from leaders in the industry, focusing on horticulture, writing, technology, business, publishing and much more. Back by popular demand, roundtable topics will feature exciting short-format sessions made to inspire and inform.

The #GardenComm2019 tour line-up will feature dozens of gardens, covering a wide array of techniques and trends, highlighting the best of Salt Lake City's unique horticultural scene. Enjoy special access to amazing public gardens as well as exclusive tours of beautiful private gardens. Some potential story tour stops include Red Butte GardenWhispering Springs FarmWasatch Mountain State ParkThe Conservation Garden ParkThe Utah State University Extension Botanic CenterAshton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point and many more.

Schedule | Travel & Accommodations | Tours | Education 
Sponsor Opportunities | Exhibitor Opportunities 
Frequently Asked Questions


Wednesday, September 4

8:00AM - 7:30PM

Registration Open

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Exhibitor Move-in

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Regional Meetings

2:00PM - 3:00PM

New Plant & Products Showcase
3:00PM - 4:00PM

First-Time Attendee Meeting

4:00PM - 8:00PM

#GardenComm2019 Expo

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Reception in Expo

Thursday, September 5


6:30AM - 5:00PM

Registration Open
7:00AM - 8:00AM

Early Morning Photo Shoot at Historic Tour

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Story Tour, lunch provided 
Historic Tour OR Food Production Tour

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Opening Keynote

2:00PM - 2:45PM

GardenComm Annual Business Meeting

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Round Table Topics
4:00PM - 8:00PM

#GardenComm2019 Expo

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Reception in Expo

8:00PM - 11:59PM

Exhibitor Move-Out

Friday, September 6


8:00AM - 12:00PM

Exhibitor Move-Out

8:00AM - 1:00PM

Registration Open

8:30AM - 12:30PM

Meet the Editors
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Breakout Learning Session (3)

9:45AM - 10:45AM

Breakout Learning Session (3)

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Lunch & Learning Session (3)
12:30PM - 4:30PM

Story Tour
Plant Research & North Gardens Tour
OR New Urbanist

Saturday, September 7


8:30AM - 9:30AM

Breakout Learning Session (3)

9:45AM - 10:45AM

Breakout Learning Session (3)

12:30PM - 4:30PM

Story Tour
Small-Lot City Gardens Tour OR
Country Gardens & Herbs Tour

6:15PM - 7:00PM

GardenComm Awards & Honors Reception
Cash Bar

7:00PM - 9:00PM

GardenComm Awards & Honors Dinner

9:00PM - 11:00PM

#GardenComm2019 After Party


Sunday, September 8

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Post-Conference Story Tours
Estate Gardens Tour (half day) OR
Mountain Gardens (half day) OR
Wasatch Loop Tour (full day)

Registration Deadlines

  • Early: June 23, 2019
  • Regular: August 11, 2019
  • Late: September 3, 2019

Not a GardenComm Member?
We are offering non-members a special combination rate! Receive a GardenComm Regular Membership and #GardenComm2019 base registration for just $575! (a $230 savings) To take advantage of this special offer, please contact our office at (212) 297-2198 or info@gardencomm.org.

Payment Plans 
Payment plans for registration are available. Registration MUST be paid in full by August 23, 2019. Please call 212.297.2198 for more information.

Miscellaneous Registrations  
Single GardenComm Awards & Honors Dinner tickets are available. Please call 212.297.2198 for more information. 

Cancelation Policy 
Cancelation requests received in writing by Friday, July 19, 2019 will be subject to a 25% cancelation fee, which will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made on or after Friday, July 19, 2019. Substitutions will be permitted with no penalties. 

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Event Type:Education
Category:Annual Conference & Expo
Early registration ends on Jun 23, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Jun 24, 2019 and ends on Aug 11, 2019.
Late registration starts on Aug 12, 2019.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Attendee Base Registration
Member Fee: $350.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $600.00$700.00$700.00
 Guest Base Registration
Member Fee: $350.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $350.00$450.00$450.00
 Student Base Registration
Member Fee: $225.00$225.00$225.00
Non-Member Fee: $225.00$225.00$225.00
 Attendee Single-Day Base Registration (Wed)
Member Fee: $75.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $100.00$125.00$125.00
 Attendee Single-Day Base Registration (Thu)
Member Fee: $75.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $100.00$125.00$125.00
 Attendee Single-Day Registration (Fri)
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $125.00$125.00$125.00
 Attendee Single-Day Base Registration (Sat, INCLUDES Awards Dinner)
Member Fee: $200.00$225.00$225.00
Non-Member Fee: $225.00$250.00$250.00
 Attendee Single-Day Registration (Sat ONLY) (WITHOUT Awards Dinner)
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $125.00$125.00$125.00