Conference Schedule

Session
Workshop
Special Session
Tour
Meals & Events
Monday, June 06

Morning
Monday, June 06 Back to Top

7:00am
Tour
Four Terrific Tropical Nurseries
DEPARTURE: The bus for this tour will depart promptly...
7:30am
Tour
Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve &...
DEPARTURE: The bus for this tour will depart promptly...
7:30am
Tour
Orchids, Organics & Tropical Paradise
DEPARTURE: The bus for this tour will depart promptly...
7:30am
Tour
Naples Botanical Garden & Historic Third...
DEPARTURE: The bus for this tour will depart promptly...
8:00am
Workshop
Changing Perspectives on Campus: Growing...
DEPARTURE: The bus for this workshop will depart...
Location: Gifford C. Arboretum, University of Miami
8:00am
Workshop
ESRI Workshop: GIS for Public Gardens
DEPARTURE: The bus for this workshop will depart...
Location: Florida International University
8:30am
Tour
Exclusive Private Gardens of Miami
DEPARTURE: The bus for this tour will depart promptly...

Afternoon
Monday, June 06 Back to Top

4:00pm
Workshop
How to Make Your Website Your Most Powerful...
We willl use real-world examples to help you...
Location: Sandringham

Evening
Monday, June 06 Back to Top

6:00pm
Meals & Events
International Session & Dinner
Session Complicated, Yet Simple: Connecting Gardens...
Location: Sandrinham/Windsor (Session), then Chopin Ballroom (Dinner)
Tuesday, June 07

Morning
Tuesday, June 07 Back to Top

7:30am
Tour
Plant Collections Management Study Tour at...
DEPARTURE: The bus for this tour will depart promptly...
Location: Montgomery Botanical Center and USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station
8:00am
Meals & Events
Family Breakfast
Spouses, children, and other friends and family of...
Location: Windsor
8:00am
Special Session
First Time Attendee Orientation
If you have never attended an Annual Conference before...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
8:00am
Meals & Events
Council of Sections Breakfast
Members of the Council of Sections are invited to...
Location: Chopin Ballroom
10:00am
Session
Climate Change & Sustainability Triple...
Session 1: Climate Change & Biophilia: A New Model...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
10:00am
Session
Making Friends, Making Money Dual Session
Session 1: Stretch Your Exhibit Beyond "Typical"...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
10:00am
Session
Peer Power: Using a Peer Review Process to...
Harness the power of your peers! Public gardens of all...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Sandringham
10:00am
Session
Planting for the Future Dual Session
Session 1: Where Does Your Volunteer Department Reside...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Windsor
10:00am
Session
Teacher Training Mash-Up: Creative Ways to Break...
This session is a rapidfire mash-up of 5-minute...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Balmoral
10:00am
Session
The Living Landscape Dual Session
Session 1: Successfully Run the Tropical Plant...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
10:00am
Session
Whither Conservation? The Nation’s Largest...
How can your garden support plant conservation? Unsure...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Chopin Ballroom

Lunch
Tuesday, June 07 Back to Top

11:30am
Meals & Events
Networking Lunch
Eat a delicious boxed lunch and engage in a cross-...
Location: Grand Ballroom

Afternoon
Tuesday, June 07 Back to Top

1:15pm
Special Session
Arts & Exhibitions Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Sandringham
1:15pm
Special Session
Horticulture, Greenhouse, & Facilities...
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
1:15pm
Special Session
International Gardens Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Chopin
1:15pm
Special Session
Plant Conservation Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
1:15pm
Special Session
Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Windsor
1:15pm
Special Session
Small Gardens Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Balmoral
1:15pm
Special Session
Technology & Innovation Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
2:45pm
Meals & Events
Coffee Break
Perk up with a mid-afternoon cup of coffee! Sponsored...
Location: Ballroom Foyer
3:00pm
Special Session
American Public Gardens Association Board Meeting...
This meeting is only open to the American Public...
Location: Chopin Ballroom
3:00pm
Session
Bringing Science to Life: How to Create &...
Make the most of the research at your garden by...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
3:00pm
Session
Finding Common Ground: Ethics Issues Find Unity...
Hear firsthand from the authors of the newly released...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Balmoral
3:00pm
Session
Indigenous Plants, Peoples & Programs: Beyond...
From corpse flowers to night-blooming cacti,...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Windsor
3:00pm
Session
Making Friends, Making Money Dual Session
Session 1: Visualizing a Garden's Night Potential with...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Sandringham
3:00pm
Special Session
Stanley Smith, IMLS Grant Meeting
During this grant-funding session, hear about examples...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
3:00pm
Session
Supporting Pollinators through Local &...
Public gardens regularly share their practices for...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
4:30pm
Meals & Events
Board Alumni Reception
This invitation-only event allows standing and former...
Location: Chopin Ballroom

Evening
Tuesday, June 07 Back to Top

5:00pm
Meals & Events
Opening Reception
Join us for a festive Miami welcome as we kick off the...
Location: Mezzanine
Wednesday, June 08

Morning
Wednesday, June 08 Back to Top

7:00am
Special Session
7:00am
Meals & Events
Breakfast
Wake up to a delicious InterContinental Miami...
Location: Grand Ballroom
8:30am
Session
Building a Charismatic Brand
This session isn’t just for marketers. It is for all...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Chopin Ballroom
8:30am
Session
Building Employee Diversity Through Education...
Public garden leaders often struggle to attract...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
8:30am
Session
Education & Science Dual Session
Session 1: Learning from Visitors: Innovations in...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Balmoral
8:30am
Session
Garden Tourism and Public Garden Collaboration
Collective and regional tourism marketing efforts can...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Windsor
8:30am
Session
Growing Together: How The Holden Arboretum &...
Do you believe 1+1 can equal 3? That’s the leap of...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Sandringham
8:30am
Session
High Impact, Low Input: Exhibits that Work
Exhibits in public gardens keep perspectives fresh,...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
8:30am
Session
Host & Conduct a Successful Red List Workshop...
This 60-minute panel will provide an opportunity to...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
9:45am
Session
Collecting & Conserving Dual Session
Session 1: Collecting For Collections: the Public...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Windsor
9:45am
Session
Growing Together: Collaborating to Expand...
Would you like your garden to enhance its ability to...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
9:45am
Session
Major Gifts as a Team Sport: Changing...
Public gardens and arboreta are increasingly reliant...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Sandringham
9:45am
Session
New Perspectives on Garden Tourism: Building a...
Gardens are one of the fastest growing sectors of...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
9:45am
Session
Public Gardens as Sensible Beacons of Plant...
Invasive plant species can grow in natural areas even...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Chopin Ballroom
9:45am
Special Session
Student Presentations
Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
9:45am
Session
The Living Landscape Dual Session
Session 1: Preserving 20th Century Garden Design...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Balmoral

Lunch
Wednesday, June 08 Back to Top

11:30am
Meals & Events
Keynote Address and Lunch with Raymond Jungles
Keynote Speaker Raymond (Ray) Jungles, FASLA, is the...
Location: Grand Ballroom

Afternoon
Wednesday, June 08 Back to Top

1:15pm
Special Session
College & University Gardens Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Alhambra
1:15pm
Special Session
Emerging Professionals Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Escorial
1:15pm
Special Session
Marketing & Communications Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
1:15pm
Special Session
Plant Collections Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Chopin
1:15pm
Special Session
Sustainability Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Balmoral
1:15pm
Special Session
Volunteer Engagement Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Michelangelo
1:15pm
Workshop
All the World’s a Stage: Growing Theater at Your...
Interested in innovative ways to bring even more life...
Location: Raphael
1:15pm
Workshop
Keeping Up With Inevitable Change: Strategic...
This workshop aims to help organizations of all sizes...
Location: Sandringham
1:15pm
Workshop
The Next Generation Science Standards &...
Connecting the Next Generation Science Standards to...
Location: Windsor
3:00pm
Meals & Events
Exhibits Hall Reception, Poster Session, and...
Enjoy drinks and snacks, discover all our wonderful...
Location: Mezzanine (Exhibits Hall)

Evening
Wednesday, June 08 Back to Top

5:00pm
Meals & Events
Celebrate Design
Join us for drinks and light fare with the artists...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
6:00pm
Meals & Events
Director's Dinner
Garden directors, presidents, and CEOs are invited to...
Location: The Kampong — National Tropical Botanical Garden
Thursday, June 09

Morning
Thursday, June 09 Back to Top

7:30am
Meals & Events
Keynote Breakfast with Evelyn Gaiser, Ph.D.
Topics relating to climate change, natural areas, and...
Location: Grand Ballroom
9:15am
Session
Building the Future of Public Gardens Under Glass
As gardens continue to explore new ways to develop...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Windsor
9:15am
Session
Climate is Changing Collections Management
As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Balmoral
9:15am
Session
Gardens After Dark
Gardens at night offer a sense of mystery, heightening...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
9:15am
Session
Inspired Internships: Infusing Leadership...
How can we help identify and train the public garden...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Sandringham
9:15am
Session
Planting for the Future Dual Session
Session 1: Preparing the Next Generation of...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
9:15am
Session
The Case for Climate-Action Sessions
Public gardens have a unique set of resources that can...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Chopin Ballroom
11:00am
Special Session
11:00am
Session
Develop, Launch, & Sell Private Label...
Your gift shop has the potential to be more than a...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Balmoral
11:00am
Session
Dual Session: The Living Landscape
Session 1: The Ecological Landscape & "Nativars":...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Sandringham
11:00am
Session
Guiding your Garden to Greatness through MAP, the...
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is a confidential...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Chopin Ballroom
11:00am
Session
K-12 Career Education: Inspiring the Next...
As fewer students choose careers in horticulture, it...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Biscayne
11:00am
Special Session
11:00am
Session
Reaching Out to the Public Using Food- &...
Are you interested in leveraging your collections to...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
11:00am
Session
Shifting Horizons: Avant-Garde Perspectives in...
Successfully engaging the adult learner requires a...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Windsor
11:00am
Session
The Living Landscape Dual Session
Session 1: Hurricane Sandy Benefits: Collaborative...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Alhambra/Escorial

Lunch
Thursday, June 09 Back to Top

12:00pm
Meals & Events
Exhibits & Eats: Lunch in the Exhibits Hall
There is no better time to check out our Exhibits Hall...
Location: Mezzanine (Exhibits Hall)

Afternoon
Thursday, June 09 Back to Top

1:30pm
Special Session
Design & Planning Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Balmoral
1:30pm
Special Session
Development & Membership Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Windsor
1:30pm
Special Session
Education Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Raphael/Michealangelo
1:30pm
Special Session
Food and Agriculture Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Chopin
1:30pm
Special Session
Historic Landscapes Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
1:30pm
Special Session
Native Plants Section Meeting
Association Professional Sections are focused groups...
Location: Sandringham
1:30pm
Special Session
Plant Collections Network Members Forum
All Nationally Accredited Plant Collections holders,...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
3:15pm
Session
Acting on Strategic Imperative for Public Garden...
The Public Garden Sustainability Index is an industry-...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Chopin Ballroom
3:15pm
Session
Connecting People With Plants: The Many Benefits...
As public gardens seek funding and outlets for...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Sandringham
3:15pm
Session
Inspiration to Conservation
Public gardens seek to inspire the appreciation of...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
3:15pm
Special Session
Leadership Forum
Warning! Attending the Leadership Forum will lead to...
Location: Biscayne Ballroom
3:15pm
Session
Perspectives on the Importance of Preserving...
Heirloom vegetables, heirloom roses… how about...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Windsor
3:15pm
Session
Public Gardens as Agents of Social Empowerment
Connect with the communities you serve to create a...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
3:15pm
Session
The Living Landscape Dual Session
Session 1: Screen Versus Green/Virtual Reality Do you...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Balmoral

Evening
Thursday, June 09 Back to Top

5:30pm
Meals & Events
Vizcaya Tours & Reception
Experience Miami as you only imagine it could be!...
Location: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Friday, June 10

Morning
Friday, June 10 Back to Top

7:00am
Special Session
7:00am
Meals & Events
Breakfast/Coffee Bar
Enjoy a delicious InterContinental breakfast buffet...
Location: Mezzanine
7:30am
Workshop
IrisBG Workshop & Breakfast
Collection Management Software for Today and Tomorrow...
Location: Sandringham
8:00am
Session
Beyond Lists & Labels: Integrating Data for...
Digitization, integration, and optimization of...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Balmoral
8:00am
Session
Climate Change & Sustainability Dual Session
Session 1: Identifying Vulnerabilities & Taking...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Windsor
8:00am
Session
Conserving Biodiversity on a Rapidly Changing...
Earth has daunting climatic and socioeconomic...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
8:00am
Session
Designing for Dollars! Integrating Development...
Fundraising, master planning, and design are linked...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Chopin Ballroom
8:00am
Session
Ramped Up Rapid Fire!
Join your garden colleagues of small, university, and...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Biscayne
8:00am
Session
Sage Advice: Changing Perspectives of Emerging...
Are you an aspiring public garden leader or looking to...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
9:45am
Session
Climate Change & Resilience: How Public...
Directors from Descanso Gardens in southern California...
Track: Climate Change & Sustainability
Location: Windsor
9:45am
Session
Education & Science Dual Session
Session 1: Healing Hearts and Minds through Strolls...
Track: Education & Science
Location: Biscayne
9:45am
Session
Garden of Horrors
WARNING: Several Association members have teamed up to...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Alhambra/Escorial
9:45am
Session
Getting the Most From Dual-Governance...
garden partner, that is! Public gardens operating...
Track: Planting for the Future
Location: Balmoral
9:45am
Session
To Ask or Not to Ask—Is that Even a Question?...
Although volunteers are among those most deeply...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Chopin Ballroom
9:45am
Session
Using Living Collections as an Unparalleled...
Botanical gardens and their living collections have...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Raphael/Michelangelo
11:30am
Tour
Montgomery Botanical Center Tour
DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin...
11:30am
Tour
The Kampong & Gifford Arboretum Tour
DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin...
11:30am
Tour
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Ray Jungles...
DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin...
11:30am
Tour
Mounts Botanical Garden Tour
DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin...
11:30am
Tour
Block Botanical Gardens & Pinecrest Gardens
DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin...
11:45am
Tour
Preston B. Bird & Mary Heinlein Fruit &...
DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin...