General Sessions

Grow Your Online Presence + Monetize It with Social Media

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

8:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 9:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021

8:30am, Thursday September 16, 2021 - 9:30am, Thursday September 16, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 1
  • Credits will only be granted for attending one session, not both

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $75

Non Member Early Bird: $95

Member Regular: $95

Non Member Regular: $110

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

This 60-minute presentation will showcase advice and actual tactics you can easily incorporate into your social media management strategy. Attendees will learn how to approach your social media channels with strategy and purpose. Topics covered will include identifying the right platforms, optimizing your profiles, growing your audience, content creation, community management, digital ads and more, all of which will be illustrated with real life examples. At the end, you’ll also have a chance to ask all your burning social media questions.

By the end, you’ll be set to create engaging content, grow your audience, customers, your business and your brand.

Speaker(s):

Claire Henwood
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Truck & Trailer Safety Demo

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

9:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 10:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 1

Pricing

Free Event

Hauling a trailer full of equipment can be challenging, and when you add the stress of getting to a job on time, carelessness can take over. Keep your crew and yourself safe on the roads and avoid any serious business liability issues. This session will cover the key safety checks you need to perform before towing a trailer, including proper load placement, hitch set up, calculating how much weight a truck can tow, licensing requirements and the importance of due diligence.

This session is complimentary with your trade show badge; however, we kindly ask that you register online so we know how many people to expect.

Speaker(s):

Terry Betts
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Safety Culture: Why you need it and why you should want it

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

9:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 10:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 1

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $75

Non Member Early Bird: $95

Member Regular: $95

Non Member Regular: $110

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

What exactly do employers think about when the phrase ‘safety culture’ is mentioned?  The one consistent answer is that safety needs to be ingrained in everything that you do. Safety shouldn’t take extra time, and it certainly shouldn’t cost extra money. Allowing for either or those variables means that safety has the option to be bypassed. It doesn’t. This interactive session will look at ways to incorporate safety into your everyday activities without causing undue interruption or additional costs or time.

Speaker(s):

Wendy Bennett
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Foundations of Onboarding

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

10:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 11:30am, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1.5
  • ISA – 1.5

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $95

Non Member Early Bird: $110

Member Regular: $110

Non Member Regular: $135

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

Do you ever feel like your job posting could say: Looking for our next star employee – must be willing to get no training and be thrown into the deep end on day one. Apply here! It is easy to neglect and under-deliver on onboarding unless we focus on best practices and building rocksolid foundations right from Day 1.

Speaker(s):

Ruth Eden
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Planting for Resilience – Designing Functional Landscapes for an Uncertain Future

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

11:00am, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 1
  • WTCA – 1

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $75

Non Member Early Bird: $95

Member Regular: $95

Non Member Regular: $110

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

The future is unknown, but it is probable that climate change in B.C. will express itself in the form of extremes. Whether excessive precipitation in short bursts or heat waves and extended drought, our current landscapes are starting to reveal the limits of capacity to withstand these extremes (that may only continue to intensify). This seminar explores plant selection as a nature-based solution for resilience, and invites landscape designers, planners, managers, gardeners and growers to engage creatively with the task at hand. What will future landscapes look like in BC that are water sensitive, biodiverse, non-toxic, nutritious, beautiful and regenerative? We will consider plant selection for various urban landscapes, including green roofs.

Speaker(s):

Dr. Christine Thuring
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Current Consumer Trends: What’s Trending Now and Into 2022

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

1:00pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 0

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $75

Non Member Early Bird: $95

Member Regular: $95

Non Member Regular: $110

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

Home and Garden took on a whole new meaning this past year! Are trends still driving consumer decisions? What are they seeking in the latest fashion, home decor and leisure activities? Do needs give way to wants? From Nomad Aesthetic to Cosmic Pallets, we will cover all the current trends that are hot right now plus take a look at what’s up and coming for 2022.

Speaker(s):

Shelley Levis
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Plant Sociability: Plants That Play Well Together in the Sandbox

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

2:00pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 3:00pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 1

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $75

Non Member Early Bird: $95

Member Regular: $95

Non Member Regular: $110

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

Anyone who has created a plant composition knows that some plants dominate and take over and others do not. The measure of how compatible plants are with other plants is referred to as plant sociability. Using examples from urban landscapes, Egan Davis will illustrate how to best use plants with a high or a low sociability factor. Learn how to quickly assess the Sociability of plants by recognizing aspects of their form and growth habits. In this interactive session, students will have a chance to practice evaluating plant sociability.

Speaker(s):

Egan Davis
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Building a Positive Culture

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

2:30pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 4:00pm, Wednesday September 15, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1.5
  • ISA – 1.5

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $95

Non Member Early Bird: $110

Member Regular: $110

Non Member Regular: $135

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

Are you seeing signs that your culture may be in trouble? Challenged with poor communication, claims of bullying or just a general lack of positivity within your teams? Well, culture still eats strategy for breakfast so shifting culture back on track sooner than later is imperative. Join us in a conversation about how to build a positive, respectful culture that works FOR the business, not against it.

Speaker(s):

Ruth Eden
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Ins and Outs of Irrigation Systems

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

8:00am, Thursday September 16, 2021 - 10:00am, Thursday September 16, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 2
  • ISA – 2

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $125

Non Member Early Bird: $150

Member Regular: $150

Non Member Regular: $175

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

In this engaging workshop, Martin Duyvestyn, IIABC Certified irrigation designer, scheduler and technician, will review construction of common irrigation systems and components. Learn the do’s and don’ts, the in’s and out’s, and troubleshoot common irrigation problems. Martin will share University Sprinklers’ ‘Wall of Shame’ and poke some fun at irrigation faux pas. This workshop is great for anyone needs to sharpen up skills, requires a quick refresh, or is looking to learn something new!

Speaker(s):

Martin Duyvestyn
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Post Pandemic and What the Future Holds

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

10:00am, Thursday September 16, 2021 - 11:00am, Thursday September 16, 2021

Continuing Education Units

  • LHCP – 1
  • ISA – 1

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $75

Non Member Early Bird: $95

Member Regular: $95

Non Member Regular: $110

*This year' early bird deadline is September 2, 2021

The world has changed over the last year. Join Brian Minter while he talks about the pandemic’s effect on the horticulture industry. This seminar will discuss the changing demographics, dynamics of what happened to change gardening habits, the return to normalcy and what the future holds.

Speaker(s):

Brian Minter
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