I don't think anyone has posted this yet, but I just found out about it. Two conferences at UCONN-the first (March 8) is geared toward the professionals and the second (March 9) is tailored more toward home gardeners. Anyone can attend either one. I believe each day is $80. Here is the info, but I put listed the websites:
Warren Leach: Surmounting the Site Challenged Garden
Warren is a landscape horticulturist and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery, Inc., a prominent grower of beardless iris and daylilies in Rehoboth, MA.
Holly Shimizu: Using Herbs in the Garden
Holly is the Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC on the National Mall. Herbs are one of her areas of special interest and have been since her early days as curator of the National Herb Garden.
11:15 - 11:30 AM Break
New England Invasive Plant Center Sponsored Presentation
C. Colston Burrell: MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE: Native Alternatives to Invasive Exotic Plants
Cole is a garden designer, photographer, naturalist and award-winning author. He is an avid and lifelong plantsman, gardener, and bird watcher.
12:30 - 1:45 PM Lunch
Judy Glattstein: Consider the Leaf: Foliage for Garden Design
Judy is an experienced garden consultant specializing in the design of informal naturalistic and country style landscapes incorporating trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs for residential clients. She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden teaching certificate program.