GWA invites you to join us in Chicago for our 70th Annual Conference & Expo, co-hosted with the 2018 IGC Show, August 13-16 at historic Navy Pier. Enjoy amazing garden tours, thought-provoking education session, unbeatable networking and incredible access to the IGC Show. Check back soon for additional details of education, tours and so much more!
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 2018 Annual Awards & Honors Dinner. And don’t forget to head to the #GWA2018 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.
This year's tour line-up will feature Chicago's finest gardens, covering a wide array of techniques and trends. Enjoy special access to amazing public gardens as well as exclusive tours of beautiful private gardens.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Each year, professional garden communicators from across the country attend the largest gathering of garden communication experts in the country, the GWA Annual Conference & Expo. Attendees are seeking fresh ideas, new products and tools, new resources for their business, and networking opportunities. By becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, you and your organization get the essential brand exposure and direct access to these key current and future thought-leaders impacting the industry.
- Early: Friday, June 1, 2018
- Regular: Friday, July 20, 2018
- Late: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Payment plans for registration are available. Registration MUST be paid in full by July 20, 2018. Please call 212.297.2198 for more information.
Options for single day registration and GWA Awards & Honors Dinner tickets available. Please call 212.297.2198 for more information.
Cancelation requests received in writing by Friday, June 29, 2018 will be subject to a 25% cancelation fee, which will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made on or after Friday, June 29, 2018. Substitutions will be permitted with no penalties.
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