SNA Announces 2018 Speaker Lineup
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced final details of The 15th Southern Plant Conference to take place in conjunction with The SNA Conference, co-locating with the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in 2018.
Both events will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center with The SNA Conference preceding MANTS on Jan. 8-9, 2018. MANTS will take place on Jan. 10-12.
Twelve top plant experts from across the country, the Channel Islands, and the Netherlands, will share their knowledge and expertise during this two-day conference.
The 2018 lineup includes:
- Shannon Currey, Hoffman Nursery, Rougemont, North Carolina, A New Perspective with Green Infrastructure;
- Raymond J. Evison, The Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd and Raymond J. Evison Ltd, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Great Britain, Clematis for Today’s Gardens;
- Heidi Hesselein, Pleasant Run Nursery, Allentown, New Jersey, New and Classic Ornamentals for Eastern Landscapes;
- Hayes Jackson, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, and Longleaf Botanical Gardens, Anniston, Alabama, Pushing the Limits to Expand Your Plant Palette;
- Mark Krautman, Heritage Seedling, Salem, Oregon, Opportunities to Unite Plant Geeks and Conservationists;
- Brent Markus, Rare Tree Nursery, Silverton, Oregon, Conifers and Maples from the West Coast to the East Coast;
- Bill McLaughlin, U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C., Beyond Echinacea: Native Plants Awaiting our Attention, Breeding and Selection;
- Dr. Richard Olsen, U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., The Legacy of Plants and People and the Future of New Plants;
- Kim Shearer, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, Chicagoland Grows a Greener World;
- Rupert Spaargaren – W.J. Spaargaren, BV, Boskoop, Holland, European Trends Can Change the Nursery Industry;
- Angela Treadwell-Palmer, Plants Nouveau, West Newbury, Massachusetts, The Challenges of Bringing New Plants to Market; and
- Paul Westervelt, Saunders Brothers Nursery, Piney River, Virginia, The New Perennial Movement and Why It Matters.