JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

2020 Virtual Conference Registration


Thank you to everyone who attended, and presented at, our first-ever virtual conference! It was an incredible couple of weeks and we enjoyed seeing everyone virtually. If you registered for the event, you can access the session slides and recordings via the Virtual Conference portal through the top menu link or by clicking here. Already looking forward to 2021!

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.


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 or 610-708-3010.

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 (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 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

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 or 610-708-3010 if you can't find the answer to your question. 


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