Region III Regional Meeting | Chicago, IL
GWA @ Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Saturday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
Tour and photograph the Chicago Flower & Garden Show before it opens to the public. Then meet your fellow garden communicators for networking, lunch, door prizes and informative speakers sure to inspire story ideas on topics from new plants to plant exploration to urban trees. Registration is $45/member and $85/nonmember by Feb. 17, $55/member and $95/nonmember from Feb. 18 through March 18. This meeting is sponsored by GWA member Tony Abruscato, owner and director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.
||Registration & Networking @ Chicago Flower & Garden Newsroom, Room 206
Continental Breakfast, Room 325
Hosted by Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Explore & photograph the show on your own before the crowds arrive.
||Welcome & Overview with Chicago Flower & Garden Show Owner & Director Tony Abruscato, Room 325
||"Stories Galore in 2017"
Diane Blazek, Executive Director, National Garden Bureau
||"A World of Possibilities: Searching for the Next Great Garden Plant"
Andrew Bunting, Assistant Director, Chicago Botanic Garden & Author, The Plant Lover's Guide to Magnolias
||GWA Business Meeting
||Lunch with Mike Nowak, Host of the Mike Nowak Show on WCGO Radio, AM- 1590
Provided by Chicago Flower & Garden Show
||"What's an Urban Forest? And What Does It Mean to Gardeners?"
Lydia Scott, Executive Director, Chicago Region Trees Initiative
||"Standout Plants for 2017"
Katie Rotella, Marketing Communications, Ball Horticultural Company
||Adjourn & Return to Show Floor as Desired
For full information on the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, see chicagoflower.com. When posting on social media, please use hashtags #meetGWA and #chicagoflower.
- Early Registration: Friday, February 17
- Regular Registration: Friday, March 10
Cancelation requests received in writing by Friday, March 3 will be subject to a 25% cancelation fee, which will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made after Friday, March 3. Substitutions will be permitted with no penalties.