Nov 24, 2020
GardenComm Releases Call for Speakers

GardenComm is seeking proposals for monthly webinars as well as breakout and round table sessions for the 2021 GardenComm Annual Conference and Expo. We invite proposals focused on business, horticulture, photography, publishing, social media, speaking, sustainability and writing that:

  • Reflect innovation and cutting edge content
  • Target either new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Provide diverse approaches for different types of learners
  • Present evidence based on or supported by research
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning
  • Explore issues important to national audiences

Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The 2021 GardenComm Annual Conference and Expo is an inclusive opportunity for all current and future GardenComm members to engage in exceptional formal and informal learning experiences that support career development, increase individual productivity, and provide innovative insights and solutions to industry challenges. The monthly webinar series offers continuing education throughout the year without the need for travel.

We anticipate sending acceptance notifications for the 2021 GardenComm Annual Conference and Expo sessions in March 2021. Webinar speakers are scheduled throughout the year. Upon acceptance, speakers will be asked to sign a speaker agreement. As a token of thanks, GardenComm will provide a $200 honorarium for all virtual programs. Conference presenters will receive a complimentary registration for the day of their presentation and may choose one of the following options:

·      Complimentary GardenComm membership for the following year
·      Complimentary registration for the entire 2021 conference
·      An honorarium of $200 for solo presentations, $125 per 2-person panel participant, or $75 per 3-person panel participant.

Please Note: At this time, GardenComm is planning to hold the 2021 GardenComm Annual Conference and Expo in-person. However, given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the conference may move to a virtual format. We understand not everyone is comfortable presenting virtually. Please do not let that hold you back from submitting a proposal. The application includes a new area to “opt-out” of virtual presentation should the conference move online.

Click here for more information.

Questions? Please contact Maria Zampini, GardenComm Vice President, at [email protected].


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