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!
We're still the best value at the best venues with the oldest gardens in America! For a long weekend's stay, our venues are only 19 miles from Charleston, South Carolina's resort beaches!
Saturday, September 16
| 7:00 AM
||Early morning photo shoot at Magnolia Plantation
|8:00 AM - 8:30AM
||Registration, coffee and snacks
||Greeting, Housekeeping and Introductions
|8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
||Keynote - Chris VanCleave: Unleash the Power Within
|9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
|10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
||Tom Johnson, Mary Ann Johnson and Herb Frazier: Managing & Marketing
A Southern Public Garden
|11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
||Buddy Lee: Insights from a Career Plant Breeder
|11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
|12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
||Jessica Callahan: Marketing to Southern Gardeners
|1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
||Angela Treadwell-Palmer: Love Plants, Fashion and Trends?
Want to Make a Career of it?
|1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
||Katie Elzer Peters: Different Types of Garden Writing for Pay
|2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
|2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
||Karl Gercens: Crafting an Enviable Career in Horticulture
||Middleton Plantation touring
||Evening under the Live Oaks. Middleton Place