Plant Collections Professional Development

2014 Plant Collections Symposium
Advancing Plant Collections Management
November 5-7, 2014  I  Washington, DC
Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens, in partnership with US Botanic Garden & US National Arboretum

Registration is now open!

This symposium moves beyond the basics for those seeking excellence in plant collections management. Learn how to effectively use collections audits and benchmarking as decision-making tools for collaborative collections development.

Discuss with education experts opportunities and challenges in connecting people to your collections in meaningful ways. Explore innovative ways you can integrate your plant records, GIS data, and digital images into an accessible public interface.  Collaborate with your peers to establish best practices designed to maximize the direct impact of plant collections at your garden. 

Finally, don’t miss this opportunity to explore three prominent DC area gardens, take curatorial tours of extensive collections and facilities led by their knowledgeable staff, network with colleagues at evening receptions amid iconic settings in our nation’s capital. 


REGISTER HERE!   (Deadline October 6)

Symposium Pricing
(Registration fees for attendees include all sessions, the tour of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Welcome Reception, Evening Reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Thursday and Friday lunches, and transport to the United States National Arboretum tour. Guest fees where applicable.)

APGA Members:    $299

APGA Student Members:   $199

Non-Members:    $399


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