APGA Call for Abstracts

The American Public Gardens Association is accepting poster abstracts for the Poster Presentation Session at its 2012 Annual Conference, to be held June 19–22, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

Session Description

The Poster Presentation Session will showcase a variety of programs and projects based at public horticulture institutions, as well as present student research within the field of public horticulture. Presenting authors will be stationed by their posters for the duration of the poster session to facilitate interaction with conference attendees. This session is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 21, from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Setup times earlier in the week will ensure that posters are visible for the duration of the Conference.

Topic Areas

Posters addressing diverse topics, projects, and programs within the field of public horticulture are welcome. Examples of such topics are as follows:

  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Education
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Conservation
  • Horticulture and Operations
  • Marketing and Visitor Experience
  • Research


Presenters must be registered and paid in full for the APGA Annual Conference by April 30, 2012. Otherwise, APGA will not have room reserved for the poster. 

Submission Deadline

Abstracts will be accepted through April 16, 2012.

Selection Process

In order to encourage participation, all poster abstract submissions that are relevant to the field of public horticulture will be accepted.  

Submission Details and More Information

To submit an abstract for a poster, download and complete the Abstract Submission Form, which is available by clicking here.

Poster construction guidelines are also available by clicking here

For more information, contact Vikram Krishnamurthy, Center for Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware, at vkrishna@udel.edu.