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2024 Educational Conference

Once upon a thyme...stories from the garden...

June 20 - 21, 2024 in Malvern, PA

Conference Agenda and Registration

EdCon 2024 invites HSA members and friends to America's Garden Capital, Philadelphia, PA! This year's agenda offers several options for add on tours and workshops, as well as a more convenient check-in process and plated dining. The Thursday evening Welcome Reception and Awards Dinner is included in the  registration fee. To take advantage of the Early Bird Rate of $250 be sure to register by May 1! Download a printable agenda, HERE.

Wednesday, June 19
4:00  – 7:00 pm  Registration Opens in the Hotel Lobby
Dinner on your own. 

Thursday, June 20 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm   Registration Opens

Optional paid tours and presentations
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Community Gardens Tour, departs from hotel lobby at 10 am 
10:30 am - 3:30 pm  Northview Garden Tour and Lunch, departs from hotel lobby at 10:30 am 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Pam McKee – Monoprints & Imagination
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Valeria Kremser/ Herbarium Album Workshop
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm    Elizabeth Kennel – Make a Tussie-Mussie – Let it Speak for You!

Free presentations and Thyme Experience
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    Secret Finds in the HSA Library and Archives with HSA Archivist, Melissa Bloom
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Adaptive Gardening with Karen Kennedy, HSA Educator
2:15 pm  - 3:00 pm   Navigating the HSA Website
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm    It's About Thyme Experience
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Welcome Reception 30 minutes, followed by HSA Awards Dinner

Friday, June 21
7:00 am - 9:00 am   Breakfast buffet                   
7:00 am - 3:00 pm   Marketplace opens
7:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent meetings 
10:15 am - 3:30 pm  Presentations

10:15 am  Keynote Address: Beyond the Walls and Behind the Hedges: Philadelphia’s Private Gardens,  Nicole Juday 

11:00 am   Once upon a thyme…learn the stories of three gardens. Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jenny Rose Carey.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm   lunch

1:45 pm     Samuel Cusumano, Biodata Sonification - A Musical Story of Plants

2:30 pm     Dr. Lisa Meek, BiblioBotany: Artistic expression using the pages of books to create botanical sculptures

4:30 pm     Closing Remarks



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