In fulfillment of a mission to offer outreach education, the PPA offers regional symposia in locations throughout the PPA membership locations. Past events were hosted in Dallas, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin; Chicagoland, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; Baltimore, Maryland; the Twin Cities, Minnesota; Massachusetts Horticulture Center; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
· James Brown, Owner/Operator, New Moon Nursery
· Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park
· Tim Tilghman, Head Gardener, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
· Melanie Ruckle, Owner, Putnam Hill Nursery
· Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Click here to download the "Perennially Inspired" flyer with additional event details and speaker information.
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We're always looking to expand our regional educational offerings. Do you have an idea or would you like to help host a regional event?
Where are regional symposiums held?
The Perennial Plant Association is composed of seven regions in North America. Each year there are multiple locations where a regional symposium will be hosted.
Who can attend?
Regional Symposia are open to both members and non-members of the Perennial Plant Association.
Why should I attend?
The regional symposia are joint hosted by another group in the location where the symposium is being held. This provides attendees an added opportunity to learn from experts in the perennial industry.
Where do I register and how much is the cost for attending?
Registration for a Regional Symposium is available several months in advance, and notification will be made when registration is open. Program and registration information is posted on the PPA website and PPA members also receive a program mailing. Symposium registration fees vary with the activity offered.