Dear IMGC Attendees,

What does over 1,100 passionate gardeners look like in one location? In less than a month, you’ll find out! We’re busy dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on the last minute details. Our hope is that you’ll leave the conference with new ideas, new experiences, inspiration for the future, new friends, and fun memories.

Speaking of fun . . .

Did Someone Say Shopping?

No need to give up shopping while you’re at IMGC. There’s a rumor that shopping boosts the immune system, so all the better reason to shop while you’re at the conference.

Garden Thyme Marketplace Trade Show.. Shop for garden and nature-inspired creations by 90+ local and regional vendors at the Trade Show. Just in case your purchase doesn’t fit in your suitcase, UPS is on hand to ship your packages. FYI: The Trade Show is open to the public, so invite your local friends to cruise the aisles with you. To get a preview of what’s in store, click on the button below.

Spirit Poles.. You’ll see 15+ spirit poles (also known as peace poles and garden totems) decorating the conference. Created by individual Kansas EMG county programs, they are colorful and artsy posts for “planting” in the garden and catching the eye. When you see one you especially like, place a bid at the silent auction and take it home.

Silent Auction.. Join the fun during the conference and place bids at the Silent Auction on a wide variety of items, plants and crafts. Items are valued at $25 dollars or more, making them affordable.

Books by Speakers.. Pick up a favorite book by a favorite speaker. Thirteen of our speakers are published authors, and you can purchase their books at the Trade Show. Authors will sign books immediately following their sessions.

Get Ideas For Local EMG Programs

For EMG Coordinators and program leaders, be sure to take advantage of these two opportunities to get and exchange ideas with other EMG Coordinators.

Search for Excellence. Don’t miss the morning breakfasts! It’s here that the Search for Excellence winners are announced and showcased for outstanding EMG programming.  Seven categories are featured. It’s a great way to get ideas for your local programming. Click on below button for more information.

Poster Showcase by EMG Coordinators. View the 30 posters at the Trade Show that showcase outstanding EMG programming. It’s the perfect opportunity to network and share ideas, projects, and methods for coordinating, training, and retaining EMG volunteers. Put Tuesday, June 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on your calendar. The creators will be on hand to talk and answer questions about their projects.

Contact And Support Info

For general conference questions, please contact us at 913-715-7034 from 9:00-5:00 p.m. CST or email us at [email protected].

For technical questions while registering, please email us at [email protected].