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GWA invites you to join us in Chicago for our 70th Annual Conference & Expo, co-hosted with the 2018 IGC Show, August 13-16 at historic Navy Pier. Enjoy amazing garden tours, thought-provoking education session, unbeatable networking and incredible access to the IGC Show.
#GWA2018 will be co-locating with Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago! Our registrants have the opportunity to attend exclusive IGC events, including big name key note Daymond John of ABC's hit television series, Shark Tank. Not only that, but you won't want to miss out on IGC's Reception and Concert with the Marshall Tucker Band Tuesday night! Registrants are also invited to walk the IGC Show floor on Wednesday, August 15 from 10AM-12PM.
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 2018 Annual Awards & Honors Dinner. And don’t forget to head to the #GWA2018 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 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.
This year's tour line-up will feature Chicago's finest gardens, covering a wide array of techniques and trends. Enjoy special access to amazing public gardens as well as exclusive tours of beautiful private gardens.
Download the #GWA2018 App
Plan your schedule, connect with attendees, preview the Expo and much more with the #GWA2018 Conference App. To download, simply click the icons below or search "#GWA2018" in the the AppStore or Google Play Store.
Not a GWA Member?
New this year, we are offering non-members a special combination rate! Receive a GWA Regular Membership and #GWA2018 base registration for just $575! (a $230 savings) To take advantage of this special offer, please contact our office at (212) 297-2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.