Education Program

NEW! 1 Day and 2 Day All Access 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)

What is an All Access Pass?

 

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

Sessions

  • Dry Stone Workshop

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

See Speaker Bio

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

Continuing Education Units

  • ISA | Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Science: 1.5
  • ISA | TW Climber Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | Utility Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | Municipal Specialist: 1.5

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 8, 2017

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 Guy Meilleur, from Historic Tree Care, and Dr. Julian Dunster, from Dunster and Associates Environmental. 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

Continuing Education Units

  • ISA | Certified Arborist: 5.5
  • ISA | TW Climber Specialist: 5.5
  • ISA | Utility Specialist: 5.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Practice: 2.75
  • ISA | Municipal Specialist: 5.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Management: 2.75

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

Sessions

  • Clever Container Garden Commerce

Speaker: Christine Salwitz, Garden Centre Group | WA

See Speaker Bio

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 8, 2017

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

See Speaker Bio

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 8, 2017

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

Continuing Education Units

  • ISA | Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA | TW Climber Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | Utility Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Practice: 1.5
  • ISA | Municipal Specialist: 1.5

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

Sessions

  • The Future of Garden Retailing

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

See Speaker Bio

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

Continuing Education Units

  • ISA | Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA | TW Climber Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Practice: 1.5
  • ISA | Municipal Specialist: 1.5

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 8, 2017

Sessions

  • Deciphering and Solving Fruit Tree Problems in the Landscape

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

See Speaker Bio

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

  • ISA | Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA | TW Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | Utility Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Practice: 1.5
  • ISA | Municipal Specialist: 1.5
  • 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 8, 2017

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

  • ISA | Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Science: 0.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Practice: 0.5
  • ISA | Municipal Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA | BCMA - Management: 0.5
  • 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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

Sessions

  • Water Treatment Considerations & Options for Greenhouse Irrigation Water

Water Treatment Considerations & Options for Greenhouse Irrigation Water

Speaker: Al Zylstra, Dramm Corporation

See Speaker Bio

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 8, 2017

Sessions

  • 15 Ways Your Displays Can Help You Sell More

Speaker: Christina Salwitz, Garden Centre Group | WA

See Speaker Bio

BONUS SESSION: Development of Water Treatment Best Management Practices for Greenhouses and Nurseries

Join Jeanine West for a bonus session. Session location TBD.

Date & Time

Date: 3:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

End Date: 4:30pm, Wednesday September 27, 2017

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $Free

Non Member Early Bird: $Free

Member Regular: $Free

Non Member Regular: $Free

* This year's early bird deadline is September 8, 2017

Sessions

  • BONUS SESSION: Development of Water Treatment Best Management Practices for Greenhouses and Nurseries

Speaker: Dr. Jeanine West

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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