The 14th 

Southern Plant Conference – Held in Conjunction with SNA 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015     8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
International Ballroom, Salon 2
Atlanta, GA 30337



The 14th SOUTHERN PLANT CONFERENCE, sponsored by HIP Labels and Plant Development Services, will feature a stellar cast of speakers... The brightest minds in horticulture come together to share their knowledge and insight on the best new plants for growers, landscapers and retailers. It's a RARE opportunity you won't want to miss!

The SOUTHERN PLANT CONFERENCE is a unique experience you won't soon forget. A room filled with 15 of the industry's top plant experts sharing their vast knowledge and latest discoveries of the hottest new plants for 8 hours of action-packed, eye-opening drama.
Hold on to your hats for this extraordinary experience as world renown plantsman Don Shadow orchestrates this unique symphony... There's nothing quite like it!

CEUs applied for with ISA, PLANET, FNGLA, GGIA, TXNLA, VNLA and other associations within the region. (See details below.)


The 14th Southern Plant Conference is 
Sponsored by

    

Don't miss this RARE opportunity as the brightest minds in horticulture come together to share their knowledge and insight on the best new plants for growers, landscapers and retailers.

For speaker information and program details, CLICK HERE. (See pages # & #).
Who will be the 2014 Don Shadow Award of Excellence Recipient? See below.
The 14th 
Southern Plant Conference

Scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, during SNA 2015, this conference will feature a stellar cast of speakers. It's a Who's Who of Horticulture. Don Shadow, SNA Past President and internationally recognized plantsman, will once again guide you on a quest to find new plants for your business.

The SOUTHERN PLANT CONFERENCE provides the perfect platform for the grower, landscaper and retailer to come together for a glimpse at exciting new plants coming to market. This fast-paced session, ​filled with loads of takeaways, boasts the best and hottest new plant varieties coming to market in the next season, and provides a unique opportunity to discover new production techniques and a vast array of new plants, with focus on new and superior cultivars, the most resistant, prolific blooming, superior shape or habit, and the most interesting flower or foliage.

8 hours of action-packed adventure with 15 plant enthuiasists, authors, botanical garden directors, professors, and world travelers – and special guest speaker (to be announced), will have any plant lover's adreneline pumping as you witness their vast knowledge and insight on plants.

Discover new varieties, examine new methods and proven techniques as the South's leading authorities on plants come together for this dynamic, action-packed event!

Registration required. Registration $199 by July 18. $219 after July 18. Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks provided, and a chance to "mix and mingle" with these bright minds! To register for the SOUTHERN PLANT CONFERENCE, Click Here.


 Southern Plant Conference Schedule


 7:30am -  8:30am  Registration  Main Lobby
 8:30am -  9:00am  Introductions  Don Shadow
 9:00am -  9:25am  Session 01  
 9:30am -  9:55am   Session 02
10:00am - 10:25am  Session 03
10:35am - 11:00am  Break  
 10:25am   10:35am  Session 04 
11:05am
- 11:30am
 Session 05
11:35am 12:00pm  Session 06
12:00pm  1:00pm  Lunch &  Award Presentation
 1:00pm  1:25pm  Session 07
 1:30pm  1:55pm  Session 08
 2:00pm  2:25pm  Session 09
 2:25pm  2:35pm  Break  
 2:35pm  3:00pm  Session 10
 3:05pm  3:30pm  Session 11  
 3:35pm  4:00pm  Session 12
 4:05pm   4:30pm  Session 13
 4:35pm -  5:00pm  Session 14
 5:05pm -  5:30pm  Session 15
 6:00pm   7:00pm  Mix & Mingle

For a complete schedule for printing, Click Here.


SNA 2015 Education CEUs


SNA 2015 offers a wide variety of education for the grower, landscaper and retailer. A total of ## hours of education and CEU credits are available for The Southern Plant Conference, The SNA Research Conference, and the Special Retail and Landscape Sessions. *All pending approval at this time.

CEUs Pending Approval by
The Southern Plant Conference, Retail and Landscape Educational Sessions, and The SNA Research Conference are pending approval by PLANET Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on PLANET recertification, please visit PLANET’s Recertification Center at LandcareNetwork.org.



FNGLA Certified Professionals earn CEUs by attending SNA and its educational programs.
SNA Trade Show - 2 CEUs*
Southern Plant Conference - 4 CEUs*
Retail/Landscape Sessions - 2 CEUs per day*
SNA Research Conference - 4 CEUs per day*

For more information on FNGLA’s certification programs visit www.fngla.org/certifications.




The following CEUs are approved by the TCNP program for SNA 2015:
Southern Plant Conference - 8 CEUs*
SNA Research Conference - 8 CEUs
Retail/Landscape Sessions - 2 CEUs per session*
For more information on the Texas Certified Nursery Professional (TCNP) Program visit txnla.org/certification/tcnp.

CEU Approval Pending by

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Georgia Green Industry Association
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association

The 14th Southern Plant Conference is 
Sponsored by






 
The Don Shadow Award of Excellence


The Don Shadow Award of Excellence, named for the first recipient, Don O. Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN, will be presented at the Southern Plant Conference to an individual, corporation or organization that has provided exemplary service, leadership and generosity in the development, promotion and use of new and improved landscape plants. Recipients must demonstrate a sincere commitment to and passion for expanding knowledge and use of new and improved plants for the landscape. 

In naming the award for Don Shadow, the SNA also recognizes Mr. Shadow as one of the primary driving forces behind the success of the Southern Plant Conference and the program’s commitment to providing top industry plant experts. This year is no exception.

The Don Shadow Award of Excellence will be presented at the 2015 Southern Plant Conference.

Previous award recipients include:

2009
Don Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN

2013
Rick Crowder, Hawksridge Farms, Hickory, NC

  Cast of Speakers Includes:

Speaker names and titles coming soon!



   








   








   







   








   








   








   








   








   



 



   








   








   








   








   




































PLUS Special Guest Speaker

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Don’t miss a special presentation by 






















 

Special thanks to Don Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN, for his commitment and tireless effort in making this 14th Southern Plant Conference another stellar event!

Thank you Don!


Don Shadow presenting 2014 Don Shadow Award of Excellence to Margie Jenkins.

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