CareerNext Summit 2019

Mar 02, 2019 08:00am -
Mar 02, 2019 05:00pm
Charleston, SC

Event Description

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, South Carolina

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.

Our speakers include Katie Elzer-Peters, The Garden of Words LLC, horticulturist, digital marketing specialist and book project manager; Chris Freimuth, founder of CF Gardens, a design, installation and maintenance firm in New York City; Tony Bertauski, horticulture program director, Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina; Kyle Barnette, executive director of the Charleston Horticultural Society; Abra Lee, columnist for Northside Woman magazine, and owner of Conquer The Soil, LLC.

If you're a garden designer, garden historian, garden club member, garden writer, grower, Master Gardener, plant propagator or practitioner of Yoga in the Garden, then this event is for you! How we garden; when we garden; where we garden; and who we are as gardeners will be defined so that our succeeding generations will have a desire to get their hands dirty and investigate our planet's gardens.

Join us at CareerNext in South Carolina at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a fabulous and fun day of self-discovery, networking and creative career-crafting!

Special Opportunity! Middleton Plantation will offer free passes to those that attend CareerNext (attendees, sponsors and speakers). Access free admission to Middleton Plantation from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3. All you need to do is show your CareerNext confirmation e-mail at Middleton's front desk.


Please click here to make a reservation at the Town and Country Inn. Rates range from $99-$159. If you reserve through this link, you will receive a $15 food and beverage voucher for their restaurant. Reserve your room today!

The Town and Country Inn
2008 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29401
+1 800-332-6660 or 843-571-1000

Thank you to our sponsors:





Friday, March 1, 2019

6:00 - 8:00PM

Opening Reception at the Town and Country Inn. Tours of America’s oldest and most historic gardens will be available for those registrants who arrive early.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:00 - 8:00AM

Early Morning Photoshoot of Magnolia Plantations and Gardens
Coffee and Danishes will be provided

8:00 - 8:30AM

Welcome Reception and Opening Remarks by Tom Johnson

8:45 - 9:30AM

There Are Gardens in New York City? by Christopher Freimuth

9:45 - 10:30AM

#Horticulture: How a strong and creative social media game can bring more fun to your brand by Kyle Barnette

10:45 - 11:30AM

Express Yourself - Using Your Authentic Voice to Open Doors in Horticulture by Abra Lee

11:30 - 1:00PM

Lunch sponsored by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

1:00 - 1:45PM

From Undeclared to Horticulture Program Director by Tony Bertauski

2:00 - 2:45PM

From Dirt to Digital: Transitioning from hands-on horticulture to a career in garden communications by Katie Elzer-Peters

3:00 PM until Dark

Tour of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Feb 14, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Feb 15, 2019 and ends on Feb 21, 2019.
Late registration starts on Feb 22, 2019.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Student (includes a 2019 GardenComm Membership)
Member Fee: $75.00$75.00$75.00
Non-Member Fee: $75.00$75.00$75.00
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $195.00$195.00$195.00
Member Fee: $500.00$500.00$500.00
Non-Member Fee: $500.00$500.00$500.00