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Association Symposia

Garden Scholar Opportunities will be made available this fall - for more information click here.

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Upcoming Professional Development Symposia:

Volunteer IMPACT Virtual Symposium

Presented by the Volunteer Engagement Community 
November 15 – 16, 2022

Public Gardens and parks are more important now than ever and Volunteers provide critical support to the mission and success of these organizations. Volunteers allow us to augment the work of paid staff, to effectively engage our communities, and they share special skills to our workforce. Volunteers are our community ambassadors and they provide essential support especially during these challenging and uncertain times. The Volunteer IMPACT conference will highlight the myriad of ways Volunteer contributions are vital to our organizations and also how our organizations are vital to them.

The deadline for proposal submission is July 31, 2022. 



Nature Talks: Healing Through Partnerships with the Planet

Presented by the Education Community with Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville, AL
February 15 – February 17, 2023

Nature is talking. Are we listening? It is time to come together and heal - ourselves, and our planet. While botanic gardens are uniquely positioned for this work, we cannot do it alone. Each of us must work to raise up every voice, learn from our communities, and address environmental and social (in)justices. This symposium offers us an amazing opportunity to learn from one another, the experts in our fields, and educate for our planet’s future together.

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight EST Monday, August 1st. This symposium will take place at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Alabama February 15-17, 2023.