At a Glance Schedule

Saturday, June 17

9:00-4:00

Tour of Private Gardens*

Sunday, June 18

7:00-5:00

Conference Check-In

7:00-5:00

Metro KC and Regional Tours*

9:00-4:00

Tour of Private Gardens*

8:00AM Sun-

4:00PM Mon

Day 1 Overnight Tour of Kansas *

Day 2 Overnight Tour of Kansas*

1:00-4:00

Workshops*

Evening

Evening Event: networking, cash bar, snacks. Presentation by Leigh Hunt, from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Presentation: Making the United Kingdom a Greener and More Beautiful Place*

Monday, June 19

7:00-5:00

Metro KC and Regional Tours*

9:00-Noon

Workshops*

Noon-7:00PM

Garden Thyme Marketplace Trade Show

1:00-5:00

Workshops*

7:00-6:00

Conference Check-In

1:00-4:00

IMGC Coordinator Meeting

5:00-6:30

Happy Hour (cash bar)

6:30-8:30

Dinner and Keynote : Jim Richardson-National Geographic photojournalist

Presentation: Feeding Planet Earth

Tuesday, June 20

7:15-8:30

Breakfast

8:15-8:30

8:30-8:45

8:45-9:45

Announcements

Search for Excellence Awards

General Session Keynote Abra Lee-Author and historian

Presentation: Untold stories of Black Garden History

9:45-10:00

Break

10:00-5:30

Metro KC Tours*

10:00-7:00

Garden Thyme Marketplace Trade Show 

10:00-11:00

Concurrent Sessions

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:15

Concurrent Sessions

12:15-1:45

Lunch

1:45-2:45

Concurrent Sessions

2:45-3:15

Break

3:15-4:15

Concurrent Sessions

4:15-7:00

Evening Meal on your own

7:00

Evening Event: networking, cash bar, snacks. Presentation by Sara Dykman, Bicycling the Monarch Butterfly Migration Path*


Wednesday, June 21

7:15-8:30

Breakfast

8:15-8:30

8:30-8:45

8:45-9:45

Announcements

Search for Excellence Awards

General Session Keynote Dr. Charles Rice–Nobel Peace Prize winner on climate change

Presentation: Gardening in a Changing Climate

9:45-10:00

Break

10:00-7:00

Garden Thyme Marketplace Trade Show

10:00-5:30

Metro KC Tours

10:00-11:00

Concurrent Sessions

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:15

Concurrent Sessions

12:15-1:45

Lunch

1:45-2:45

Concurrent Sessions

2:45-3:15

Break

3:15-4:15

Concurrent Sessions

4:15-7:00

Evening meal on your own

7:00

Evening Event: networking, cash bar, snacks. Presentation by Dan Hinkley, Heronswood Gardens in Kingston, Washington The Forgotten Elements of Good Design*

Thursday, June 22

7:30-8:30

Breakfast

8:45-9:00

Recognition

9:00-10:00

General Session Keynote Jessica Walliser–Horticulturist and award-winning author Presentation: Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:15

Closing Session Keynote Scott Beuerlein–Horticulture speaker, writer and humorist Presentation: Why Gardens and Gardening Matter

11:15-11:45

Information on 2025 Conference

*denotes additional fee

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Monday June 19, Noon-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday June 20, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday June 21, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (open to the public)