Region I Regional Meeting
CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WINTER STORM
Contact the GWA office for information on obtaining a refund for this meeting.
February 8, 2013
Members & Spouses: by Jan. 18 $35/person;
after Jan. 18 $45/person
Non-Members: by Jan. 18 $45/person;
after Jan. 18 $55/person
Registration & Cancellation Deadline:
February 1, 2013*
Contact: C.L. Fornari,
- FREE registration to New
England GROWS! (You will
receive a code AFTER you register for
the Region I meeting that can be used
for complimentary registration for all 3
days of the trade show.)
- GWA Connect
If you’re coming to Boston the evening
before (Feb. 7) and would like to meet
with fellow GWA people for drinks/
eats/networking, contact C.L. Fornari
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by Fri., Jan. 25.
Region I Meeting
New England GROWS!
February 8, 2013
Promote Your Work
Those who are registered will also be
able to submit an 8.5 x 11 sheet that
promotes their writing, photography
and speaking skills. These will be
posted on a “Services Offered” board
in the New England GROWS! Career
Center which is in a prime location and
a destination spot for many attendees.
(NOTE: Only those registered for our
meeting will be able to have their information
posted. The board will be there
for the entire show.)
Members are encouraged to
come a day or two early so that
they have the opportunity to
fully absorb the show.
As Network Members of
New England GROWS!, GWA
members are also encouraged
to write about the show in all
venues in advance of their
Important, Upfront Information:
- This meeting has been moved to a FRIDAY MORNING time
- You get free registration at New England GROWS! when you
register for this meeting. Do not register or pay for the trade
show before you sign up for the GWA meeting! After paying
for this regional meeting you’ll be given a code that will
allow you to register free for the trade show.
- Bring a tote bag or two. Several businesses are generously donating
products and samples for each attendee to take home,
but it’s up to you to bring your own Swag Bag.
8:45-9:45a: Networking and GWA meeting registration. (Room 252AB) Come
connect with new acquaintances and old friends. Coffee & cookies
9:45-11:00a: Promoting What We Love: Plants & Our Profession. New plants and meeting new marketing challenges. Panel: Kathy
Tracy (Avant Gardens), and Angela Treadwell-Palmer (Plants
Nouveau); plus possible surprise panelists.
11:00-12:00a: Working Together to Promote Plants, Our Profession
and Gardening. How can plant growers, retailers, marketers
and garden communicators work together to encourage more
people to garden? How can garden communicators better partner
with others in our field? Panel: Kathy Tracy, Angela Treadwell-
Palmer, special guest from Pride’s Corner Farms and audience
12:00p: Attendees are invited to tour the trade show and attend NEG
educational seminars. The meeting will end with door prizes and
swag-bag materials for all attendees.
12:30p: Lunch and Trade Show on your own.
This meeting is being sponsored by a generous donation from:
Gardener’s Supply Company
Prides Corner Farms
Special thanks to New England Grows for their continued support.
Secret Swag! Details to Follow
Optional: GWA Connect
If you’re coming to Boston Thursday evening and would like to
meet with fellow GWA people for drinks/eats/networking, contact
C.L. Fornari (email@example.com) by Fri., Jan. 25.
*Cancellations must be received in writing on or before the due date.