Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview

Below is the current overview of the schedule during the conference. A few weeks prior to the conference, we'll be posting more details on each specific session, speaker bios, and detailed times and rooms.

Pre-Conference: Thursday January 25th

9:00am - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
01:30pm - 4:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm

6.30pm - 7.30pm

New Beginners Growers School in the Kuskokwim room

Lunch on your own
Advanced Grower School Symposium in the Kuskokwim room

Trade Show Opening: 6.30pm

Conference Registration is open in the lobby
Trade Show open in the Howard Ballroom Foyer

Meet and Greet with light hors d'oeuvres

Conference Kick-Off - Keynote Speaker: Ko Klaver

State of the Industry, how to play in the Major League of Floriculture !


Conference Day 1: Friday January 26th

07:30am - 08:00am
08:00am - 08:30am
08:35am - 9:30am
09:30am - 10:45am
10:45am - 11:00pm
11.15am -  12:15pm
12:15pm -  01:30pm
01:30pm - 02:30pm
02:30pm - 03:30pm
03:30pm - 03:45pm
03:45pm - 04:45pm
05:00pm - 06:30pm

06:30pm - 08:30pm

On-SIte Registration Desk Open
Welcome from Mayor Berkowitz
Morning Keynote by Michael LoBue
UAA Jerry Rubin Business Marketing
Morning Break
UAA Jerry Rubin,  Business & Policy
Lunch & Regional APGA Meetings
Afternoon Keynote by Dr. Mei Rose
Jennifer Christensen, Social Media
Afternoon Break
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Relax and prepration for Banquet

Howard Rock A/B Room               Awards Banquet and APGA General Members Meeting. Followed by a brief APGA Board of Directors meeting.

Conference Day 2: Saturday January 27th

07:30am - 08:00am
08:00am - 08:15am
08:20am - 08:35am
08:40am - 09:40am
09:45am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:25am
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 01:30pm
01:30pm - 02:20pm
02:25pm - 03:20pm
03:25pm - 04:20pm
04:30pm - 5:00pm

On-SIte Registration Desk Open
Welcome & Announcements
Farm Bureau update
Kelly Perry, What a Florist Wants?
Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions                            Lunch & Committee Meetings
Afternoon Keynote - Steve Catando
Breakout Sessions
Eric Johnson  Alaska DNR
Round Table Discussions
Closing remarks

Post Conference: Sunday January 28th,  American Grown Floral Design.

09:00am - 12:00pm

12.00pm - 01.00pm

01.00pm - 04.00pm

Floral Design Workshop hosted by Rachel Lord - Flower Design Session-1.

(Lunch)  Session -1 and Session-2 are duplicates, so pick either an AM or PM class.

Floral Design Workshop hosted by Rachel Lord - Flower Design Session-2.