GWA’s biggest event of the year, the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, is heading to Salt Lake City, Utah, September 4-7, and you’re invited. This year’s conference features a line-up of unforgettable events and experiences, including beautiful gardens, dynamic education sessions, industry all-stars, essential networking and so much more. Additional updates will be posting in the coming months, but below is just a preview of what you can expect at #GWA2019.
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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 2019 Annual Awards & Honors Dinner. And don’t forget to head to the #GWA2019 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 30+ 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. Check back soon for an official announcement on this year's keynote!
The #GWA2019 tour line-up will feature dozens of gardens, covering a wide array of techniques and trends, highlighting the best of Salt Lake City's unique horticultural scene. Enjoy special access to amazing public gardens as well as exclusive tours of beautiful private gardens. Some potential story tour stops include Red Butte Garden, Temple Square & Brigham Young Historic Park, Gigal Sculpture Garden, The Conservation Garden Park, The Utah State University Extension Botanic Center, Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point and many more.
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.