GWA: The Association of Garden Communicators is in full preparation mode for its 68th Annual Conference & Expo, which will take place Sept. 16-19 in Atlanta, GA. The conference will feature a schedule packed with garden tours, education sessions, and networking opportunities.
“GWA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the industry through stimulating educational sessions, as well as a chance to tour a fantastic group of gardens,” says Kirk R. Brown, GWA President. “I hope everyone who comes takes full advantage of all that this year’s conference has to offer.”
With 15 learning sessions covering horticulture, writing, technology, business, and publishing, conference attendees will include professional communicators from across the green industry including book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, freelance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, and publishers.
“We are thrilled to welcome two very exciting guests as this year’s keynote speakers, Georgia natives Coach Vince Dooley and Dr. Michael A. Dirr. Our hope is attendees will walk away inspired with a renewed passion for the green industry and a trove of fresh ideas and new stories,” Brown says.
To close out the conference, the GWA Awards & Honors Dinner on Monday, September 19 will recognize and celebrate both GWA Media Awards winners and GWA Honors, including fellows, honorary members, allied trade honors, hall of fame inductees, and the new Emergent Communicator Award.
Following the conference, attendees will have the option to visit the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia and three private gardens, including the homes of Coach Vince Dooley and Michael Dirr, in Athens, GA.