AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION
2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

2020 Virtual Conference Registration

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 

Click this button to register for the Full Virtual Conference. You will have access to all virtual events, as well as post-event recordings (including the free day of June 25th). 

If you are a conference Presenter, you should receive your registration code via email. If you never receive this code, please email info@publicgardens.org for assistance.

 

2020 Full Virtual Conference Pricing:

Members: $125 (USD)*

Non-Members: $175 (USD)*

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above pricing is per person and includes access to all virtual sessions and presentations ocurring over all five days of the virtual conference as well as to the recorded sessions after the fact (see below for more information). We ask that individual staff at our member organizations use the honor system and purchase a registration for themselves alone and avoid sharing access with fellow colleagues who have not paid to attend. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these efforts.

 
2020 Virtual Conference Information and Policies 

Refund and Cancellation Policy:  
All refund or cancellation requests must be made in writing to the American Public Gardens Association.

REFUND SCHEDULE:

5/25/2020-6/24/2020: The Association will refund registration fees less a $25 processing fee. 

After 6/25/2020: There are NO REFUNDS available after the conference starts. Since all registrants will have access to recorded sessions after the conference, there will be no refunds given for technical difficulties encountered during the conference’s livestreams.  

Please direct all questions regarding payment to Kate Tyrawski, Director, Operations, at 610.708.3012 or ktyrawski@publicgardens.org

Discounted Rates: 
Membership: Join the Association today and take advantage of conference discounts. For membership information, please contact Jamie Recio, Member Development Manager, at 610.708.3014 or jrecio@publicgardens.org. (To receive the discounted rates, membership dues must be received with or prior to your registration.) 

Can I Buy a One Day Pass?  
The 2020 Virtual Conference only accommodates full registrations, and we are unable to offer one day passes. June 25th, our free day for all Association Members to attend, is the only single-day option we currently offer.

Will I Receive Access to the Session Recordings? 
Yes, registrants of the Virtual Conference will receive free access to session recordings after the conference. All post-event recordings will be available in the Virtual Conference portal within 72 hours following the live event.  

What if I experience technical difficulties during the virtual conference?
Don't panic! Due to the nature of virtual events, we fully expect that will be there questions and various technical issues throughout the conference. Feel free to contact us at info@publicgardens.org or 610-708-3010 if you need any assistance. If you happen to miss your session due to unsolvable technical issues, you will still have access to the recorded version.

How is the Association handling Accessibility needs for the Virtual Conference?
The Association is committed to making the Virtual Conference accessible to all. All sessions and recordings will be closed captioned. While registering, you will be prompted to indicate any accessibility needs. We will follow up with you prior to the meeting to provide resources or obtain more information. If you require specific accommodation not listed here, please contact info@publicgardens.org.

Association Anti-Harrassment Policy
The American Public Gardens Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience at Association events. We seek to provide a conference environment in which diverse attendees learn, network, and enjoy the company of other attendees in a professional environment. The Association does not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language, behavior, or imagery that renders discomfort in others is not appropriate. Those who violate these standards risk being immediately barred from further event participation or referred to appropriate authorities.

The Association and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Attendee List Scam Warning
A common occurrence that can come with large industry conferences and trade shows in recent years, is the possibility that outside companies may contact attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors, claiming to offer our attendee lists. Please be advised, that no company has our permission to distribute or sell any email lists of attendees for our events. How did they get your email address? Software programs can crawl websites in search of email addresses that are listed on them (identifiable by the “@” sign). 

If you receive an email offering to sell you a list of conference attendees, DO NOT respond to it. By responding–even with a request to unsubscribe–you confirm that your email address is a valid one, which may increase the likelihood that you’ll be contacted again.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page for useful tips and helpful information regarding the Association's first-ever virtual conference! Feel free to also contact us at info@publicgardens.org or 610-708-3010 if you can't find the answer to your question. 

 

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