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Monday, September 26

Registration Open

Tuesday, September 27

Join us Tuesday for a pre-conference tour followed by the Welcome Reception! 

Pre-Conference Tour (SOLD OUT)

6:45–7:15 am: Registration
(Convention Level)

7:30 am–5:30 pm
Pre-Conference Tour

Bus departs from the convention level NOT the main lobby of the hotel.

Visit three outstanding public gardens: 


See Full Tour Description Here.

Untermyer Gardens and Conservancy
Wave Hill Gardens
New York Botanical Gardens

The tour includes garden admissions, lunch, and coach transportation.

Welcome Reception

3–5 pm Poster & Display Session Set up

5:30-7 pm Registration Open

5:30-7 pm Welcome Reception
Terrace Ballroom,

Hyatt Regency Long Island

Evening-
Dinner On-Your-Own

Join a group or create your own!

Wednesday, September 28

Morning Sessions at the Hotel
Salon E

Morning Sessions at the Hotel Salon E

7:30 am Registration

8-8:15 am -Welcome & Introductions,  Todd Baker, President, IPPS Eastern Region

8:15-9 am Keynote: A New Era for IPPS, Brie Arthur

9-9:15 am New & Exciting Trees & Shrubs for the Forward-Thinking Horticulturist, Vinnie Simeone, Planting Fields Arboretum

9:15-9:35 am IPPS Awards Presentation

9:35-9:55 am Coffee Break & Silent Auction Opens (Salon G/H)

9:55-10:45 am Cornus and Corylus, Thomas Molnar, Rutgers

10:45 -11:15 am Production in the Absence of Automation, Alisha Conde, Carolina Native Nursery

11:15-11:45 am Insects & Mites in Propagation & Production: News & Research from Long Island
, Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Pick up boxed lunches and board buses for tour. BUSES DEPART FROM CONVENTION LEVEL

Tour to Eastern Long Island

12–8:30 pm BUSES DEPART FROM CONVENTION LEVEL

The local site committee has crafted this specialty tour with visits to Landcraft Environments FoundationHalf Hollow Nursery, and cap off the day with dinner and a tour at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center.

See Full Tour Description Here.




Thursday, September 29

Morning Sessions at the Hotel
Salon E

8-8:45 am Keynote: Perspectives, Trends, & Sustainability Initiatives in the Growing Media Industry, Brian Jackson, North Carolina State

8:45- 9:45 am Tissue Culture Panel
Panelists:
Jonathan Janinski, Microplant
Mark Bridgen, Cornell University
Kelly Elsworth, Next Stage Labs

9:45- 10:10 am Recent Innovations in Growing Media, Keith Osborne, Gro-Bark

10:10-10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30- 10:35 am IPPS Eastern Region Foundation Update 

10:35- 11:05 am Revisiting Root Zone Temperatures, Jeremy Pickens, Auburn University

11:05- 11:40 am A New Look at the IPPS Website, Bill Barnes

Tour the West End of Long Island

11:45 am- 12:00 pm Pick up boxed lunches and board tour buses.


BUSES DEPART FROM CONVENTION LEVEL

12-5:30 pm 

Seek and share as we tour Planting Fields Arboretum and Old Westbury Gardens.

See Full Tour Description Here.

Banquet and Live Auction

Hyatt Regency Long Island

6-7 pm: Cocktail Hour

(Near IPPS Registration)

7 pm: Dinner
(Terrace Ballroom) 

Relax and enjoy a reception and dinner with friends at the hotel. Don't miss the live auction. 

Friday, September 30

Morning Sessions at the Hotel

6:30- 7:30 am IPPS ER Board of Directors Meeting


8- 8:30 am Breeding for Non-invasive Nursery Crops: Status of Cultivars and Regulation, Ryan Contreras, Oregon State

8:30- 8:50 am Rapid Fire Talks
-Kendall Kuxhouse, Propagation Manager at Schwope Tree Farm
-Rose Daly, Northcreek Nursery 

8:50- 9:20 am Steps to Success with Bare Root Perennials, Laura Robles, Walters Gardens

9:20- 9:55 am IPPS Eastern Region Annual General Meeting

9:55- 10:15 am Coffee Break 

10:15- 11 am Keynote: Are we Propagating Plant Diseases?, Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University

11- 11:10 am  2023 IPPS ER Annual Conference Preview

11:10- 11:30 am IPPS Poster Winners Research Presentations

11:30 am- 12 pm New Plant Forum

Program concludes at 12 pm.