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2017 Symposium

Building Blocks: Growing Future Gifts

February 15-17, 2017

Dallas-Forth Worth, TX


Hosted by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden; Fort Worth Botanic Garden; and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

We all know that the key to fundraising success - the building blocks, if you will - is cultivating meaningful relationships with others. Join us in Dallas-Fort Worth this February to sharpen your skills in building a successful fundraising program for future gifts from the inside out!
Take this important time away from the office to refresh, reflect, and connect with other garden development and membership colleagues. Share your experiences and ideas. Pick up new ideas and tips. Explore these exceptional host gardens and learn from their leaders. You’ll come away with new insights and inspirations to spring forward in 2017!

For full symposium details, download our Symposium Brochure.

Presenting Sponsors:



Association Member - $350.00
Student Member - $195.00
Nonmember - $450.00

*Guest fees apply for the dinner events on Wed. and Thurs. - $25.00 per guest per event.

A note about Guests: A "Guest" refers to a person who will be accompanying you to optional events, such as a dinner reception, but does not plan to attend the rest of the symposium (i.e. a spouse/partner/board member)Guests CANNOT attend symposium sessions. Anyone who wishes to go to sessions MUST sign up as an attendee and pay accordingly.

Cancellation Policy: All requests for cancellation refunds will be subject to a cancellation fee of $100 and must be received by February 8, 2017. No refunds will be given after that date for cancellations or no-shows.



Reserve your room by January 24!

Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Room rates are $162 per night single or double. Daily breakfast buffet is included.

Please reserve hotel accommodations directly via the on-line booking system,

You may also call the group reservation specialist at 800-325-3535 (Specify American Public Gardens Association Symposium when reserving).