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Tuesday, September 27

The Schedule is Subject to Change.

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

Pre-Conference Tour

7–7:45 am: Registration

8 am–5 pm Pre-Conference Tour

Visit three outstanding public gardens: 

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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
Hyatt Regency Long Island

Dinner On-Your-Own

Join a group or create your own!

Wednesday, September 28

Morning Sessions at the Hotel

7:30 am Registration; 8–11:45 am Sessions at Hotel

Welcome & Introductions
Todd Baker, President, IPPS Eastern Region

Keynote 1: A New Era for IPPS, Brie Arthur

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

IPPS Awards Presentation

Coffee Break & Silent Auction

Cornus and Corylus, Thomas Molnar, Rutgers

Production in Lieu of Automation, Alisha Conde 

Insects & Mites in Propagation & Production: News and Research from Long Island
, Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension

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

Tour to Eastern Long Island

12–9 pm

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.

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Thursday, September 29

Morning Sessions at the Hotel

8–11:45 am

Keynote: Perspectives, Trends, and Sustainability Initiatives in the Growing Media Industry, Brian Jackson, North Carolina State

Tissue Culture Panel
Panelists: Lindsay Curran, Prides Corner
Johnathan Janinski, Microplant
Mark Bridgen, Cornell
Kelly Elsworth, Next Stage Labs

Recent Innovations in Growing Media, Erin Agro, Grow-Bark

Break, Poster Sessions, Silent Auction

IPPS Eastern Region Foundation Update

Revisiting Root Zone Temperatures, Jeremy Pickens, Auburn University

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.

12-5:30 pm 

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

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Banquet and Live Auction

Hyatt Regency Long Island

6-7 pm: Cocktail Hour
7 pm: Dinner 

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

8 am-12 pm

Keynote: Are we Propagating Plant Diseases?, Margery Daughtrey, Cornell

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

Rapid Fire Talks
Kendall Kuxhouse, Propagation Manager at Schwope Tree Farm
Rose Daly, Northcreek Nursery

IPPS Eastern Region Annual General Meeting

Coffee Break

Laura Robles, Walters Gardens

2023 IPPS ER Annual Conference Preview

IPPS Poster Winners Research Presentations

New Plant Forum

Program concludes at 12 pm.

Afternoon: On Your own Tours of Battery Park, Highline, Brooklyn Bridge Park and more