American Public Gardens Association
2020 Conference
Portland, Oregon June 22-26, 2020



2020 Call for Presentations - NOW OPEN!

The submission deadline for 30, 60, and 90-minute sessions and workshops has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract! Accepted sessions will be notified by late December. Our call will open again for poster, student oral, and rapid-fire presentations on January 3, 2020.

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Crafting Gardens for a Changing World

What better place to talk about crafting gardens for a changing world than Portland?

Portland is no longer the "Stumptown" it once was. The timber industry, which helped build the state, has evolved and now sustainability and a reverence for nature are fundamental to the region. This conference's theme speaks both to the pressing realities of our changing climate and to the social and demographic changes impacting Public Gardens today. 

What makes Portland, Oregon so special? Some will tell you it's the indie music and arts scene. Others can't get over the city's amazing food and drinks. We're obviously partial to the trees, fresh air, and proximity to the mountains, rivers, and ocean. But maybe it's the hand-crafted pioneer mentality that pervades it all? Set against the backdrop of majestic Mount Hood, Portland combines a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a refreshingly friendly, small-town warmth. Located in a state that's 48% forests and celebrated for its proximity to natural wonders like the Columbia River Gorge, Portland's metro area is pretty scenic in its own right. The city has 37,000 acres of green space, including many world-class public gardens, nearly 300 public parks, and 166 miles of trails.


Conference Location & Hotel:

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland OR, 97204
Room rates: $214/night

IMPORTANT NOTE: Reservation blocks and the ability to book a room at the above rate(s) for our conference at this hotel will open early March 2020. 


Interested in Sponsorship or exhibiting?

Full promotional brochure here.

Exhibit Hall contract now available!

Program book advertising contract here.

For questions and further inquiries, click here!


Photo credits: The Oregon Garden (Allie Hilliker), Hoyt Arboretum (Anna Goldrich), and Pittock Mansion (Andrea Kerr)