This year, the symposium has added a welcome reception on the evening of April 9 for attendees to network and enjoy complimentary heavy hors d oeuvres, a carving station and a drink.
- Keynote—Sustaining the Human Spirit: The Effect of Interior and Outdoor Greening on Urban Inhabitants, presented by Tina Marie (Waliczek) Cade, Texas State University–San Marcos
- Fierce Competitor Workshop—Full day program broken into two parts, presented by Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme, The Harvest Group
- 20 Common Misconceptions About Plants and Maintenance, presented by Lynn P. Griffith, Jr., Tropical Plant and Soil Expert
- Altering the Interior Environment: Studies of Green Spaces, presented by Tina Marie (Waliczek) Cade, Texas State University – San Marcos
- Anticipate and Prevent Interior Plant Nutritional Disorders, presented by Lynn P. Griffith, Jr., Tropical Plant and Soil Expert
- The Biology and Control of Fungus Gnats, presented by Lynn P. Griffith, Jr., Tropical Plant and Soil Expert
- Planning for Safe Pesticide Application, presented by Rachel Schnaitman, Longwood Gardens
- Ouch! I Could Have Prevented That, presented by Zachery Bruce, CSP, Hortica
For those interested, the hotel cutoff deadline is March 20.
States that have been approved for pesticide credit include Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland. For those interested in getting a state approved can contact the symposium’s administrators.