2019 Eastern Region Annual Conference: Madison, Wisconsin

16 October 2019 - 19 October 2019


Register online HERE
or download a registration form 

Come to the U.S. Heartland to learn the latest on propagation, production, and new plant breeding from industry leaders. IPPS Eastern Region conference tours will visit major propagation and production nurseries, botanical gardens, and corporate landscape designs across southern Wisconsin.The educational program as well as the tours will demonstrate the diversity and resilience of the plants and people that live and work in what can be a challenging climate. 

Pre-Conference Tour: Wednesday, October 16

  • Johnson’s Nursery
  • Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens
  • Agrecol Native Seed & Plant Nursery 

Two Days of Afternoon Conference Tours
Thursday, October 17:

  • University of Wisconsin Arboretum
  • Epic Systems
  • The Allen Centennial Garden

Friday, October 18:

  • McKay Nursery
  • J.W. Jung Seed Company
  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Student Conference Scholarships
Students may apply for a scholarship to attend for 1,2,3 or all 4 days of the event. The deadline for application is Friday, September 13, 2019. Students will be notified by September 20th if they are selected to receive a scholarship.  HERE

Poster Session
The Poster Session showcases plant production research as well as practical or new propagation or production ideas. Consider preparing a poster on cool things you do in your company, some new production or propagation process or a new piece of equipment. We have a step by step guide to help you through the process: HERE. We’ll even print the poster for you and get it to the conference – doesn’t get easier than that! Check out details on the poster registration form HERE

Our host hotel is the newly renovated Park Hotel, the only hotel on Madison’s Capitol Square in downtown Madison.  There are dozens of unique local restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the hotel - always a perk for attendees.  The hotel also features complimentary 24/7 airport shuttle.  Our IPPS group room rate is $159 for a traditional room with one or two beds, $169 for a deluxe room with one or two beds and $239 for a suite.   Book your room HERE by September 20th to get our group rate or call 608-285-8000 and mention "IPPS Eastern Region".  

Our Sponsors
Thanks to our generous sponsors!  Scroll down to see the complete list and visit their websites. Interested in sponsoring this event?  Click HERE.