CareerNext Summit 2017: Rising Tides in Horticulture

Sep 16, 2017 08:00am -
Sep 16, 2017 05:00pm
Charleston, SC

Event Description

Saturday, September 16 | 7:00AM - 7:00PM | Magnolia Plantation & Middleton Place, Charleston, SC

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!


7:00AM - 8:00AM Early Morning Photo Shoot at Magnolia Plantation
8:00AM - 8:30AM Registration, Coffee and Snacks
8:30AM - 8:45AM Welcome
8:45AM - 9:45AM Keynote: Unleash the Power Within
Chris VanCleave
9:45AM - 10:15AM Morning Break
10:15AM - 11:15AM Southern Public Garden   
Tom Johnson, Director of Gardens, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens   
Mary Anne Johnson, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens   
Herb Frazier, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
11:15AM - 11:45AM Insights from a Career Plant Breeder
Robert 'Buddy' Lee, Inventor of Encore Azalea and Director of Plant of Innovations for Plant Development Services, Encore Azalea
11:45AM - 12:45PM Lunch
12:45PM - 1:15PM Marketing to Southern Gardeners
Jessica Callahan, Plant Development Services, Southern Living Plant Collection & Encore Azalea 
1:15PM - 1:45PM Love Plants, Fashion and Trends? Want to Make a Career of it?
Angela Treadwell Palmer, President, Plants Nouveau
1:45PM - 2:15PM Different Types of Garden Writing for Pay
Katie Elzer-Peters, Freelance Writer and Editor, The Garden of Words, LLC
2:15PM - 2:30PM Afternoon Break
2:30PM - 3:30PM Crafting an Enviable Career in Horticulture
Karl Gercens III, Conservatory Horticulturist, Longwood Gardens
4:00PM - 5:30PM Middleton Plantation Touring
5:30PM - 7:00PM Evening Under the Live Oaks: Middleton Place


You may find rates and reservations for The Inn at Middleton Place here


Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Dec 31, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Jan 01, 2017 and ends on Sep 16, 2017.
Late registration starts on Sep 17, 2017.
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