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

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Conference Schedule

Session
Special Session
Corporate Partner Workshop
Special Events
Plenary Sessions
Association Announcements

Monday, June 22

11:00am
Special Events
Conference Poster Session on Facebook
Join us for this special virtual poster session! On...
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Thursday, June 25

3:00pm
Special Session
Welcome and Opening Session: Bringing Our Gardens...
Our Association staff welcomes you to the 2020 Virtual...
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4:00pm
Session
Crafting a Learning and Innovation Culture Among...
Now more than ever, gardens need to be able to respond...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
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4:00pm
Session
Pests and Guests: The Value of Conservation...
Pest control from wild beneficial insects is worth $4...
Track: The Living Landscape
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4:00pm
Session
Reaching Younger Audiences: Telling the Story of...
Inspiring the next generation of horticulture and...
Track: Education and Communication
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4:00pm
Special Session
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grants for...
The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust provides grants...
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4:30pm
Special Events
Virtual Opening Reception
Grab a favorite beverage and join us and featured...
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Tuesday, June 30

1:00pm
Plenary Sessions
Welcome and Plenary Session with Stephen Bloom
Stephen has been the Chief Executive Officer of...
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2:10pm
Session
Conserving Trees Threatened by Catastrophic...
Globalization is fueling increased introductions of...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
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2:10pm
Session
Finding The One: Evaluating and Implementing New...
Technologies from customer relationship management to...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
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2:10pm
Session
Growing Influence Through Instagram
In a changing world, gardens must craft innovative...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
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2:10pm
Corporate Partner Workshop
Redesigning Your Website: Learn How to Make it...
Many gardens have similar missions, but rarely have...
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3:20pm
Session
Beat the (Oil) Drum Boldly: Addressing Polarizing...
It has been said that museums can and should be safe...
Track: Education and Communication
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3:20pm
Special Session
Making Your Best Case: IMLS Funding Opportunities...
Meet the Deputy Director of the Office of Museum...
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3:20pm
Session
Sponsoring Women in Horticulture and Plant-...
Female representation in plant-collecting trips in the...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
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3:20pm
Session
The Landscape Management System: A New Frontier...
How do we make more informed, data-driven decisions...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
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3:50pm
Special Session
Celebrate Design! For a Changed World
The session will address how gardens can potentially...
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Thursday, July 2

1:00pm
Plenary Sessions
Welcome and Plenary Session with Jennifer Jewell
Jennifer Jewell is the creator/host of  Cultivating...
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2:10pm
Session
Case Studies and Conversations: Exploring...
Historic preservation of landscapes can be a complex...
Track: The Living Landscape
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2:10pm
Session
Crafting a Membership Program to Increase Access...
The nature of fee-based and membership-based...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
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2:10pm
Session
Stories, Maps, and Pictures: Transforming Classic...
Public gardens have long used maps, audio, text, and...
Track: Education and Communication
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3:05pm
Session
Harnessing Botanical Garden Expertise in the...
The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
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3:05pm
Session
Pollinator Pathways in the Built Environment
Alarming declines in insect abundance have gained...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Council
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3:05pm
Session
Solutions-Based Climate Action for Gardens: Using...
For too long, climate change education has focused on...
Track: Education and Communication
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3:50pm
Special Session
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA...
Hosted by the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and...
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Tuesday, July 7

1:00pm
Plenary Sessions
Association Business Meeting and Plenary Session...
Dr. Tom Kaye is founder and Executive Director of the...
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2:10pm
Session
Becoming Audience-Centric: Innovations in...
Cultural organizations are at the precipice of an...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
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2:10pm
Session
Crafting Place: Using Art to Make Room for...
Placemaking is not a new idea; yet the topic is...
Track: The Living Landscape
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2:10pm
Session
Crafting Surveys for Data You Need
Data collection is important for any institution, but...
Track: Education and Communication
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2:55pm
Association Announcements
Association Presentation
Following the Concurrent Sessions we'll announce our...
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3:05pm
Session
Entice, Engage, Educate: The Art of Crafting...
Come join us to learn how gardens and museums are...
Track: Education and Communication
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3:05pm
Session
Every Garden Tells a Story: Managing Landscape...
Every garden tells a story about the people, plants,...
Track: The Living Landscape
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3:05pm
Session
Prioritizing Conservation: Meeting the Global...
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) aims...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
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3:50pm
Association Announcements
Association Presentation
At the conclusion of the previous Concurrent Sessions...
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4:00pm
Session
Managing Significant Leadership Transitions
In 2019, three Executive Director positions...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
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4:00pm
Special Session
Student Presentations
Consisting of several 10-minute presentations, this...
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Thursday, July 9

1:00pm
Special Session
Welcome and Special Session: How We Did It
How We Did It: Seven gardens that remained "partially...
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2:10pm
Session
Adapting Living Landscapes: Crafting an Agile and...
The climate is changing faster than we are and urgent...
Track: The Living Landscape
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2:10pm
Session
Developing Off-Site Programming at Public Gardens
The goal of many botanical gardens is for people to...
Track: Education and Communication
No
2:10pm
Corporate Partner Workshop
Inspiring Resiliency in a Changing World
Public gardens have the unique opportunity to lead and...
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2:10pm
Session
Set It and Forget It! Automate Fundraising to...
Gardens are increasingly following non-profit best...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
No
2:10pm
Special Session
The Elements of Good Judgement
The Society of Fellows invites all conference...
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3:10pm
Association Announcements
Association Presentation
At the conclusion of the previous Concurrent Sessions...
No
3:20pm
Session
Combating Plant Blindness with Attention to...
As public garden professionals, we see things in...
Track: Education and Communication
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3:20pm
Session
More Than Pretty Plants: The Value of a Native...
Mt. Cuba Center has a trial garden that evaluates...
Track: The Living Landscape
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3:20pm
Session
Science Communication 101: Making Tough Topics...
Botanic gardens are uniquely positioned to address...
Track: Education and Communication
No
3:50pm
Association Announcements
Association Presentation
At the conclusion of the previous Concurrent Sessions...
No
4:00pm
Special Session
How to Waive Admission, Deliver Mission, and Keep...
Many public garden professionals are weighing whether...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
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4:45pm
Special Events
Virtual Conference Send Off
Thank you for joining us for our first-ever virtual...
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