Education Program

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes! 
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

 

Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday

Hand Graphics Essentials Design Workshop for Landscapers

Full Day Session

Price includes lunch and trade show badge. Opt for our Symposium + package and receive a One-Day All Access Pass starting at $60.

The Design Workshop for Landscapers is a full day program featuring two knowledgeable speakers who will inspire your creativity while enhancing your professional and business development. Take a look at this year’s program:

Date & Time

Date: 9:00am, Tuesday September 26, 2017

End Date: 4:30pm, Tuesday September 26, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $250

Non Member Early Bird: $300

Member Regular: $275

Non Member Regular: $325

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Hand Graphics Essentials

Hand Graphics Essentials

Speaker: Patrick Morello, Landinc | Ontario.

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Speaker: Mansoor Ma, Landinc. | Ontario

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Wednesday

Dry Stone Workshop

Full Day Session

Price includes lunch and trade show badge. Opt for the Symposium + package and receive a One-Day All Access Pass starting at $60.

New! Symposium Plus Pass! Register for the Stone Workshop and purchase a 1 Day Conference Pass for just $65 and pick any 3-general sessions on Thursday Sept 28.

Date & Time

Date: 8:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $250

Non Member Early Bird: $300

Member Regular: $275

Non Member Regular: $325

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Dry Stone Workshop

Speaker: Wolf Schmitz, Wolf Schmitz Construction and Stone Work | Vancouver BC

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Diagnostics of Plant Disease

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

 

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Diagnostics of Plant Disease

Speaker: Mario Lanthier, CropHealth Advising & Research | Kelowna, BC

See Speaker Bio

Urban Foresters Symposium

Full Day Session

The Urban Foresters Symposium features a line up of speakers including three strong speakers. This is a full day program and includes lunch and a trade show badge. Opt for our Symposium + package and receive a One-Day All Access Pass starting at $60.

New! Symposium Plus Pass! Register for the Arborist Symposium and purchase a 1 Day Conference Pass for just $60 and pick any 3-general sessions on Thursday Sept 28.

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $200

Non Member Early Bird: $225

Member Regular: $225

Non Member Regular: $250

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Restoration Pruning After the Storm
  • Managing Aging Trees
  • Tree Risk Assessment for PNW Tree Disease

Restoration Pruning After the Storm

Speaker: Guy Meilleur, Historic Tree Care | North Carolina

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Managing Aging Trees

Speaker: Guy Meilleur, Historic Tree Care | North Carolina

See Speaker Bio

Tree Risk Assessment for PNW Tree Disease

Speaker: Dr. Julian Dunster, Dunster and Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd. | Victoria, BC

See Speaker Bio

Clever Container Garden Commerce

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Clever Container Garden Commerce

Speaker: Christine Salwitz, Garden Centre Group | WA

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The Benefits and How To’s for starting a Bio Control Program

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Continuing Education Units

  • BC PAC CEC | 0.5 IPM Landscape & Dispenser

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • The Benefits and How To's for Starting a Bio Control Program

The Benefits and How To's for Starting a Bio Control Program

Speaker: Paul Koole, Bio Best Canada | Abbotsford, BC

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The Visioning Process

General Session

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • The Visioning Process

Speaker: Patrick Morello, LandInc. | Toronto, ON

See Speaker Bio

Reduce Your Maintenance with Mulch & Ground Cover

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Reduce Your Maintenance with Mulch & Ground Cover

Reduce Your Maintenance with Mulch & Ground Cover

Speaker: Sean James, Sean James Consulting & Design | Milton, ON

See Speaker Bio

Design Tips & Tricks

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Design Tips & Tricks

Design Tips & Tricks

Speaker: Patrick Morello, LandInc. | Toronto, ON

See Speaker Bio

The Future of Garden Retailing

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • The Future of Garden Retailing

Speaker: Brian Minter, Minter Country Garden Ltd. | Chilliwack, BC

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Deciphering and Solving Fruit Tree Problems in the Landscape

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Deciphering and Solving Fruit Tree Problems in the Landscape

Speaker: Richard Hallman, Fruit Tree Magic Garden Consultant | Langley, BC

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Management of Common Plant Diseases

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Continuing Education Units

  • BC PAC CEC | 1.5 IPM Landscape & Dispenser

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Management of Common Plant Diseases

Speaker: Mario Lanthier, CropHealth Advising & Research | Kelowna, BC

See Speaker Bio

Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Continuing Education Units

  • BC PAC CEC | 1.5 IPM Landscape & Dispenser

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Creating A Pollinator Friendly Garden

Creating A Pollinator Friendly Garden

Speaker: Sean James, Sean James Consulting & Design | Milton, ON

See Speaker Bio

Water Treatment Consideration & Options for Greenhouse Irrigation Water

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Water Treatment Considerations & Options for Greenhouse Irrigation Water

Water Treatment Considerations & Options for Greenhouse Irrigation Water

Speaker: Al Zylstra, Dramm Corporation

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Speaker: Louis Damm, Dramm Corporation

See Speaker Bio

15 Ways Your Displays Can Help You Sell More

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • 15 Ways Your Displays Can Help You Sell More

Speaker: Christina Salwitz, Garden Centre Group | WA

See Speaker Bio

Thursday

Elegant Ways to Sell More Edibles

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Elegant Ways to Sell More Edibles

Speaker: Christine Salwitz, Garden Centre Group | WA

See Speaker Bio

Rejuvenating A Tired Garden

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Rejuvenating A Tired Garden

Speaker: Vanessa Gardener Nagel, Seasons Garden Design | Vancouver, WA

See Speaker Bio

Marijuana – The #1 Profit Opportunity for Greenhouse Growers in the Next Decade

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 8:30am, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 10:00am, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Marijuana - The #1 Profit Opportunity for Greenhouse Growers in the Next Decade

Marijuana - The #1 Profit Opportunity for Greenhouse Growers in the Next Decade

Speaker: Leigh Coulter, GGS Structures | Toronto, ON

See Speaker Bio

Speaker: Bryce Danbrook, GGS Structures | Toronto, Ontario

See Speaker Bio

Water Resilient Perennials

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Water Resistant Perennials

Water Resistant Perennials

Speaker: Egan Davis, UBC Botanical Garden | Vancouver, BC

See Speaker Bio

Trendscaping: How to Turn Fads into Fortune

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Trendscaping: How to Turn Fads into Fortune

Speaker: Shelley Levis, Sow and Dipity.com | Langley, BC

See Speaker Bio

Crop Protection Application Options & Techniques

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 11:00am, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 12:30pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

Continuing Education Units

  • BC PAC CEC | 0.5 IPM Landscape & Dispenser

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Crop Protection Application Options & Techniques

Crop Protection Application Options & Techniques

Speaker: Louis Damm, Dramm Corporation

See Speaker Bio

Organic Turf Maintenance

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

Continuing Education Units

  • BC PAC CEC | 1.5 IPM Landscape & Dispenser

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Organic Turf Maintenance

Speaker: Michael Cowan, Edibella Organic Landscapes Inc., | Victoria BC

See Speaker Bio

Selling Nicely to Tough Customers – and Making the Sale!

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • Selling Nicely to Tough Customers - and Making the Sale!

Selling Nicely to Tough Customers - and Making the Sale!

Speaker: Christina Salwitz, Garden Centre Group | WA

See Speaker Bio

Designing a Greenhouse for Cannabis Cultivation

General Session

Register for individual sessions with the A-La-Carte option or opt for CanWest’s All-Access Passes starting at $120.

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day Conference Passes!
1 Day Pass: Pick any 3 general sessions for just $120 (Non-Members: $150)
2 Day Pass: Pick any 6 general sessions for $185 (Non-Members: $225)

Date & Time

Date: 1:30pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

End Date: 3:00pm, Thursday September 28, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 9, 2016

Sessions

  • How to Design a Greenhouse Environment for Growing Cannabis

How to Design a Greenhouse Environment for Growing Cannabis

Speaker: Leigh Coulter, GGS Structures Inc. | Toronto, ON

See Speaker Bio

Speaker: Bryce Danbrook, GGS Structures | Toronto, Ontario

See Speaker Bio