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Get ready for two full days of professional development! Breakout tracks will dive deep into the best practices and emerging trends pertinent to landscape and nursery business owners, managers and team leaders.

You'll receive a total of 10 hours of education, all included (along with lunch, snacks and more) in your Member Summit ticket of $295. That's less than $30 per credit hour!  

 

Sessions

  • Attend five sessions per day, ten total.
  • Choose from 40 sessions in four concurrent tracks
  • Gain continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for a variety of certifications, including ODA Pesticide Applicators Licenses, LA CES, ISA, and APLD (check schedule below for approved credits)

 

Tracks

  • Landscape design and maintenance
  • Business & Marketing
  • Plant Trends and Best Selections
  • Pests & Diseases – Led by OSU Educators!

 

Speakers

ONLA has selected only the top speakers of our industry to present at the MGIX Member Summit. You'll learn from national experts, OSU Educators, and even some of your local colleagues. 

 

Read the On-Site Program Here or keep scrolling for more highlights. 

 

Speaker Highlights

The MGIX Member Summit will feature more than 40 speakers. Here's just a few that we're excited about: 

 

Katie Debow

Creative Director
Garden Media Group

"Unlocking the 2019 Garden Trends"

Jason Cromley

Owner & President
Hidden Creek Landscaping

"It's Okay to Show Off!! The Power of 
Professional Photography"

Kerry Mendez

Garden Designer & Writer
Perennially Yours, LLC

"The Right-Size Flower Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Busy Gardeners"

"Extremely Low-Maintenance, High-Impact Perennials by Season"

     

Maria Zampini

President
Upshoot LLC

"5 Ways (or Maybe 8) to Improve Your Social Media Marketing"

Anne Obarski

CEO
Merchandise Concepts

"Be an Undercover Boss"

 

Bryce Lane

Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus
North Carolina State University

"In Pursuit of Leadership: Cultivating Leaders in Your Company"

 

Schedule

Everything listed below is included in your all-in-one Member Summit ticket!

 

Schedule subject to change. Refer to the on-site program. 

 

Download Class Descriptions

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 

Time
Plant Trends &
Best Selection
Business &
Marketing
Landscape Design &
Maintenance
Pests &
Diseases
7:00–8:00 am Registration & Coffee
8:00–9:15 am Keynote: Terri McEnaney, President, Bailey Nurseries
9:30–10:30 am

The Role of Public Gardens in Evaluating and Documenting the Spread of Invasive Ornamental Plants
Led by Shana Byrd, Theresa Culley

LA CES: 1 and HSW-1   
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

It's Okay to Show Off! The Power of Professional Photography
Led by Jason Cromley and Gail Reinhart

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

The Green Potential of the Urban Core
Led by Scott Beurlein

LA CES: 1 and HSW 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

Weeds Away: Control in Ornamental Beds
Led by David Gardner

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Practice-1
ODA: 6C -1,

10:45–11:45 am

Extremely Low-Maintenance, High-Impact Perennials by Season
Led by Kerry Ann Mendez

LA CES: 1 and HSW 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

What Your Accountant Isn't Telling You
Led by Tom Shay

LA CES: 1
APLD : 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Creation of a Children's Garden
Led by Barb Arnold

LA CES: 1 and HSW-1   
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Practice-1

Practical Pesticide Labels: What You Need to Know and Understand
Led by Joe Boggs

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1, ODA: Core -1,

12:00–1:15 pm Networking Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm

The Right-Size Flower Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Busy Gardeners
Led by Kerry Ann Mendez

LA CES: 1 and HSW-1
APLD: 1,

Requirements to Participate in the H2A and H2B Programs
Led by Steven Paciorek

LA CES: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Good, Better, Best. LED Systems for Landscape Lighting
Led by Chuck Watterson

What’s Bugging the Perennial and Annuals: Pests of Herbaceous Plants
Led by Pamela Bennett

ODA: 6A -1

2:45–3:45 pm Topical Roundtable Discussions
3:45–4:15 pm Sponsor Mingle & Snack Break
4:15–5:15 pm

Best Plants for Pollinators
Led by Steve Foltz

LA CES: 1 and HSW-1
APLD: 1,   
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

Be an Undercover Boss
Led by Anne Obarski

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Gardening on the Verge (of Success!)
Led by Kirk Ryan Brown

LA CES: 1 and HSW-1, APLD: 1

Practical Scouting in the Field: When and How to Look for Pests
Led by Tom DeHass and Tim Malinich

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Practice-1
ODA: CORE - 1

5:30–6:30 pm

Believe Nothing That You See and Only Half of What You Read

Led by David Listerman

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Panel Discussion: Growing Your Employees Through a Successful Internship Program
Led by Jim Funai, Lori Zatroch, Chris Ahlum, and Devon Stanley

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Integrating Universal Design and Green Building Practices Into a Thriving Landscape
Led by Rosemarie Rossetti, Bill Gerhardt

LA CES: 1 and HSW: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

The Browning of Evergreens: Conifer Diseases
Led by Curtis Young

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1
ODA: 6A - 1,

8:00–9:30 pm Wise Women Wednesday networking event

 

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

 

Time
Plant Trends &
Best Selection
Business &
Marketing
Landscape Design &
Maintenance
Pests &
Diseases
7:00–8:15 am ONLA Awards Celebration & Breakfast
8:30–9:30 am

John Bartram Talks Native American Trees
Led by Kirk Ryan Brown

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

Horticulture & Trucking: How 2018 will help us plan for 2019
Led by Andy Bruney

LA CES: 1 and HSW 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

This One's For The Birds: Landscaping to Attract Wildlife
Led by Bryce Lane

LA CES: 1 and HSW 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

Diseases on Trees and Shrubs: A Plant Path Update
Led by Jim Chatfield and Carrie Jagger

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1
ODA: 6A - 1

9:45–10:45 am

Unlocking the 2019 Garden Trends
Led by Katie Dubow

LA CES: 1 and HSW 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

The Four P's to Corporate Success
Led by Jeffrey Ling

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Environmental Requirements: What You Need to Know
Led by Daniel Sowry

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Insects and Mites on Trees and Shrubs: An Insect Update
Led by David Shetlar

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1
ODA: 6A - 1

11:00 am–12:00 pm

New Plant Round Up
Led by Maria Zampini

LA CES: 1 and HSW: 1
APLD:1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1

In Pursuit of Leadership: Cultivating Leaders in Your Company
Led by Bryce Lane

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

The Path Toward Sustainability
Led by Daniel Sowry

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Conservation of Pollinators in Urban Landscapes: What You Need to Know to Protect Pollinators
Led by David Shetlar

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1
ODA: CORE - 1

12:00–1:15 pm Networking Lunch
1:15–1:45 pm Dessert Mingle
2:00–3:00 pm

An Ounce of Prevention: Avoiding Pest and Disease Issues in the Greenhouse
Led by Bart Hayes

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Practice-1

5 Ways (or Maybe 8) to Improve Your Social Media Marketing
Led by Maria Zampini

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Safety Pays - Accidents Cost
Daniel Sowry

Led by Dean Bortz

LA CES: 1 and HSW 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1,TW Climber Specialist-1, TW Aerial Lift Speacialist-1, Utility Specialist-1

Deer Management: Managing the Four-Legged Eating Machines
Led by Marne Titchenell

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Practice-1
ODA: 7 - 1

3:15–4:15 pm New Annuals for 2019 and Beyond
Led by Bart Hayes

The Only Four Ways to Grow a Business
Led by Jeffrey Ling

LA CES: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Management-1

Sustainable Irrigation in Residential and Commercial Projects
Led by Jeff Muhlbach

LA CES: 1 and HSW: 1
APLD: 1
ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Practice-1  IA -1

Invasive Species Update: Insects, Diseases, and Plants, Oh My!
Led by Erik Draper, Kathy Smith, and Amy Stone

ISA: Certified Arborist-1, Municipal Specialist-1, BCMA-Science-1
ODA: 4A -.5,  6A - .5

4:30–5:30 pm Closing General Session
Education Retrospective Workshop featuring Anne Obarski

 

Schedule subject to change. Refer to the on-site program.

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