2018 Eastern Region Annual Conference: Newark, Delaware

23 September 2018 - 26 September 2018

Come to the Delaware Valley!

The IPPS Eastern Region’s 2018 Conference will be held from September 23-26 in Newark, Delaware. That’s pronounced “New Ark” for those not familiar with Delaware’s most picturesque and active college town (home to the University of Delaware.) We will have sleeping rooms at two side by side host hotels, the Embassy Suites and the Homewood Suites Newark Wilmington South with meeting space at the Embassy Suites. We are pleased to host the International IPPS Board of Directors who will take part in an 11-day tour concluding in Newark.

This location is not only equidistant from two major airports (Baltimore’s BWI and Philadelphia International Airport) but positions us perfectly to visit major production nurseries and botanical gardens in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. Tour stops include: Cavano's Perennials, The Perennial Farm, Manor View Farm, Emory Knoll Farms, Foxborough Nursery, Centerton Nursery, Overdevest Nurseries, Rivendell Nursery, North Creek Nurseries, Star Roses & Plants and the University of Delaware Botanic Garden (which is in walking distance from our hotel).

The four-day event will feature a full day pre-conference tour on Sunday, September 23rd followed by two days with morning presentations and afternoon conference tours. The final day will be Wednesday, September 26th with a morning of talks; the conference will end about noon.

This year’s educational program theme is Plant Production around the World “From Backyard to Outback”, providing insights into plant production not only in the Delaware Valley and the surrounding area, but into plant production globally. International as well as local speakers will talk on a variety of topics sharing their expertise, insights and production tips. Don’t miss this chance to Seek and Share with our global colleagues.  You can download the program below.

You may well want to extend your stay this year to explore some of the 30 public gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia. This garden-rich area will not disappoint! To name just a few of the magnificent options: Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Mt. Cuba Center, Chanticleer, the Tyler Arboretum, Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

Eastern Region Conference registration will open July 1st!