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  Oh, The Places You’ll Go!        
The highlight for any avid gardener this year is going to be attending the 2023 International Gardener Conference in Overland Park, KS on June 18-23, 2023. Nothing else compares to the caliber of presenters and experiences you’ll encounter. If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? You have until March 1st to take advantage of the discounted registration rate of $397. After that, it goes up to $459.   Give yourself the gift to Celebrate, Educate and Grow with Extension Master Gardeners from around the world. Join the more than 600 gardeners who have registered so far.     Awards and Recognition   Feb. 6 is the deadline to submit applications for the Search for Excellence Awards. This is an ideal way to recognize a gardening project that benefitted your community. You can also honor your local EMG coordinator by nominating her or him for the Distinguished Volunteer Coordinator Award by Feb. 6. Submit an idea for a poster to showcase ideas, methods, or successful programs by March 31.  For details, go to imgc2023.com, click Join Us, and then click Awards and Submissions.   IMGC 2023 Website         

Tours Selling Out Fast
In addition to the 40+ concurrent sessions led by gardening experts and five world-renowned keynote speakers, some extra options are offered. Among these are 12 tours that take you to exceptional sights around the Kansas City metro area and the surrounding region. If you’re traveling from out of state, you owe it to yourself to see our area’s beauty.   Tours are likely to sell out, so don’t delay signing up. They run the gambit from experiencing the tallgrass prairie and lush public and private gardens; wineries and a brewery; urban farming and wetlands; and Kansas City arts and architecture. For descriptions of the tours, go to imgc2023.com, click Conference Overview, and then click on Tours.           IMGC 2023 Website           

Award-Winning Venue
The Overland Park Convention Center, the venue for our conference, has just been named the 2023 Best Small Convention Center in North America by Exhibitor Magazine. For you, this translates into better amenities, comfort and an overall pleasant experience. The convention center is attached to the high-end Overland Park Sheraton, where we have reserved a special rate for IMGC attendees starting at just $154. Celebrate, Educate and Grow With Us!  

Cordially, IMGC Conference Chairs: Carol Fowler and Michele Janson, Kansas State University Extension Master Gardeners, Johnson County Dennis Patton, Kansas State Research and Extension Horticulture Agent  
P.S. If you have any technical issues while registering, please contact us at 913-715-7034 from 9:00-5:00 p.m. CST or email us at registration@imgc2023.com.
For general conference questions, please email info@imgc2023.com.  
IMGC 2023 in Overland Park, Kansas June 18-22, 2023   FacebookInstagram