The Importance of State and Regional Conferences

October 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm (Uncategorized)

There are numerous reasons to attend a smaller state or regional conference.
1. Often they are close by so travel is inexpensive.
2. They always have great conference rates on hotel rooms.
3. Smaller conferences and trade shows typically lure more local and regional speakers and vendors.
4. They’re a great way to get to know others in your industry.
5. They’re great at providing current information on local issues.

So take the Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association annual conference, for example:
1. Always held in central Casper, Wyoming.
2. Registration is very affordable, well under $150 for a three-day event which includes a couple of great meals.
3. Speakers from the University of Wyoming and nearby institutions deliver up-to-the minute information and advice.
4. Industry peers attend from all over Wyoming as well as Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Utah.
5. Vendors representing companies selling seeds, nursery stock, garden center plant material, irrigation equipment, landscaping and lawn care equipment, playground equipment, you name it, set up booths during the conference.
6. These conferences are fun!

The 2012 WGGA conference schedule is not yet available on the association web site. However, the dates are February 15-17, 2012 at the Best Western Ramkota in Casper. http://www.wgga.org

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