Why you might want to attend GWA conference & expo in Buffalo; early bird deadline is June 1

GWA conference logo 2017by Connie Oswald Stofko

If you are— or want to be— a garden communicator, consider attending GWA 2017, the 69th Annual Conference & Expo of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators to be held Aug. 4-7 right here in Buffalo.

You may already be garden communicator if you are a Master Gardener, give talks or tours, photograph gardens or write a blog. Maybe you’d like to break into the field and write a gardening book or improve your photography or start a blog.

Either way, the GWA conference has something for you.

There are 31 educational sessions on a variety of topics focusing on horticulture, writing, technology, business, publishing and more.

You’ll have the chance to attend the expo to meet vendors from many gardening businesses. Attendees are excited to not only find out what’s new in plants and tools, but often get samples as well.

See some of our best local gardens in a new way. There’s an early morning photo shoot of the Cottage District where you’ll be able to get shots of the gardens in great light. There will also be bus tours to some gardens you might be familiar with as well as others you might not have yet had a chance to visit.

And you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with garden communicators from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. It’s a wonderful way to learn what colleagues in other parts of the country– or the world– are doing.

None of this is open to the public. The only way you can access these great activities is to register for GWA 2017.

Check it out quickly so you can sign up for the early bird discount.

I’ll see you there!







2 Comments on “Why you might want to attend GWA conference & expo in Buffalo; early bird deadline is June 1

  1. Linda, registration is required for the whole conference, including the expo, educational talks, tours and dinner. The only thing that will be open to the public is a new activity, Meet the Authors, where you can meet the authors of the hottest gardening books in the country, buy their books, have them signed and talk with the authors. I’ll tell you more about that when we get closer to the event.

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