Professional Development Programs and Symposia
Native Plants Symposium
Cultivating the Future of Native Plants: Conservation and Design
March 18-20, 2015 I Texas
Hosted by Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
Event summary and presentations now available.
Volunteer Engagement Symposium
Registration opens Summer 2015.
Horticulture, Greenhouses and Facilities & Green Buildings and Landscapes Symposium
October 5-7, 2015 I Wisconsin
Hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
February, 2016 I Seattle/Bellevue, WA
In partnership with Bellevue Botanical Gardens, University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture/Washington Park Arboretum, & Bloedel Reserve
2016 Conference - Save the Date!
Esri GIS Symposium
"The Future of Cloud-based GIS in Public Gardens"
July 20-22, 2015
San Diego, CA
Learn more about new ways GIS is being used, as it moves away from desktop and servers to become a much-simpler-to-use cloud-based and mobile technology. Provide your insights and ideas to help propose and plan new GIS tools and approaches, and help us consider together how this powerful technology can help us manage our collections and fulfill our missions.This event is FREE for APGA Members ($1500 value!)
To register you will need your Esri Customer Number and an Esri Account. If you don't know your Esri Custom-
er number, contact Angela Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you don't have an Esri account, you can create one at http://accounts.esri.com.
International Oak Society Conference: Save the date!
October 18-21, 2015, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
Registration opens March 16: mortonarb.org/ios2015
For its 20th anniversary conference, the Society returns to the Arboretum, with its world-renowned oak collection, for discussions, research reports, workshops, networking, and a seed exchange. Speakers will report on a wide range of current oak research topics such as ecology, natural history, evolution, collections curation, biodiversity and conservation, selection and propagation, and pests and diseases. A meeting of the NAPCC Oak Curatorial Group is scheduled for Sunday, October 18th.
If you are interested in contributing to these efforts, please contact Dr. Murphy Westwood of The Morton Arboretum (email@example.com).
Grants for Ornamental Horticulture Now Available
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust invites applications for grants up to $25,000 for projects related to education and/or research in ornamental horticulture. Not-for-profit botanical gardens, arboreta, and other tax-exempt organizations are eligible.
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2015.
For information about the Trust and its grants program, visit: http://www.adminitrustllc.com/stanley-smith-horticultural-trust/. Follow the instructions provided there to determine whether your organization qualifies and to find out how to receive the guidelines for proposals. –T.F. Daniel, Grants Director, Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, firstname.lastname@example.org