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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

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


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
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
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.


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.