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    Columbus, Ohio July 17-19, 2014

    2014 Schedule

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    There will be limited in-person registration available in Columbus. Online registration is closed. For complete registration information and fees, visit our registration page.

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    Schedule

     

    Tuesday July 15, 2014


    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration for pre-symposium excursion to Dayton gardens in Hilton Garden Inn-University lobby

     

     

    Wednesday July 16, 2014


    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-in and on-site registration for pre-symposium excursion to Dayton gardens in Hilton Garden Inn-University lobby

    8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Pre-symposium excursion to visit Wegerzyn Garden, Cox Arboretum, and Miami Valley School Garden in Dayton, OH (additional registration required)

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration for pre-symposium excursion to Columbus gardens in Hilton Garden Inn-University lobby

    12:15 p.m.  -  5:15 p.m. Pre-symposium excursion to visit Inniswood Metro Gardens and Growing to Green Columbus area garden (additional registration required)

     

     

    Thursday July 17, 2014


    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Shuttle from the hotel to the Ohio Union

    7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration open outside the Performance Hall

    7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Performance Hall

    9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Announcements: Tom Underwood, Executive Director, American Horticultural Society and Bruce Harkey, Executive Director, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Session Block A

    11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch in the Performance Hall

    12:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation, Hope Taft: The Power of Plants to Connect People, Place, and the Environment

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session Block B

    2:15 p.m. Buses leave for Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (FPCBG) for tours and dinner/reception (included in registration)

    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exploration and structured small group tours at FPCBG

    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception and dinner at FPCBG (hosted and sponsored by Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens)

    6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Buses leave FPCBG and return to the hotel

     

     

    Friday July 18, 2014


    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Shuttle from hotel to Ohio Union

    7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration open outside the Performance Hall

    7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast in the Performance Hall

    8:15 a.m. Update on the National Initiative for Promotion of Horticulture from Mary Meyer, president of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) in the Performance Hall

    8:30 a.m. Presentation of the Jane L. Taylor Award and Growing Good Kids Book Award in the Performance Hall

    9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Session Block C

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session Block D

    12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch in the Performance Hall

    12:20 p.m. Keynote Presentation, Amanda Maria Edmonds: Growing Hope: Cultivating a Healthy Community, One Garden Square at a Time

    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session Block E

    3:15 p.m. Shuttle from Ohio Union to the hotel

    3:30 p.m. Shuttle from the hotel to North Market.  (Please note: transportation is not provided from the North Market returning to the hotel. See the $20 coupon from Uber Columbus for first-time users.
    ***Explore and dinner on your own***

     

     

    Saturday July 19, 2014


    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Shuttle from hotel to the Ohio Union

    7:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Check-in and on-site registration open outside the Performance Hall

    7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast in the Performance Hall

    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session Block F

    10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session Block G

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch in the Performance Hall

    12:50 p.m. Keynote Presentation, Robin Moore: Designing Nature into Children’s Play and Learning Places: Childcare, School, Park, and Beyond

    2:00 p.m. Buses for post-symposium excursion depart Ohio Union

    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Shuttle from Ohio Union to Hilton Garden Inn-University (for those not attending post-Symposium excursion)

    2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Post-symposium excursion to Ohio Herb Education Center, Topiary Park, and dinner (additional registration required)