SNA Virtual Conference Schedule Announced
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced The SNA Virtual Conference has been scheduled for February 2021. Knowing it can be challenging for people to sit at a computer screen for extended blocks of time, the conference will be held in four sessions on Wednesdays throughout February from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. EST from Feb. 3 to Feb. 24.
The SNA Research Conference is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. EST. The duration is subject to change based on the number of presentations.
The new format will allow broader participation as well as a wider range of topics. The conference will offer industry professionals a dynamic and interactive experience through the 18th SNA Plant Conference and the 65th SNA Research Conference, Keynote Sessions and Panel Discussions and Networking. In addition, SNA will be conducting annual business as well with 122nd Annual SNA Business Meeting.
This new virtual experience will provide opportunities for learning, sharing, and collaborating with peers and experts through Q&A, breakouts, social engagement, and more – all recorded for replay or to share with other staff. Program content will feature the hottest new plants coming to market, the best practices for growing, and the latest horticultural research from top researchers from across the country. And new for 2021, business related topics will be included as well. Program details including topics and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sponsorship for the 2021 SNA Conference includes conference registration, website ads, video clips, logo and hyperlink on the SNA website, and recognition in all event promotion. Contact the SNA office for more details. Registration details will be available in the coming weeks.
The business and affairs of the Southern Nursery Association are managed by a Board of Directors consisting of six members: one from each of the four Chapters, the Vice President/Treasurer, the President and the Immediate Past President. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the membership for one-year terms. When the Director from any of the four Chapters is elected to the office of the President, a new Director from the same Chapter is elected to replace that position. While the SNA Board of Directors has general governing power, it delegates certain authority to committees, officers and staff in order to facilitate proper operation. The Executive Vice President, appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors, is the only paid officer and manages the day-to-day affairs of the association. Karen Summers currently serves as the SNA Executive Vice President.
Founded in 1899, the Southern Nursery Association is a non-profit trade association representing the horticultural industry in the southeastern U.S. The SNA strives to unite and advance the horticulture industry through educational, research and marketing efforts.