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2010 Symposium Update

For the past few months, the Fellows have been working hard on all of the details of the Symposium, which is on Friday, March 5th. We are happy to announce that we have a full line-up of great speakers! Thanks to our Speakers Committee (Andrew Gapinski, Kate Baltzell, Shari Edelson, and Zoe Panchen) for coordinating all the details with our speakers.

Brochure Schedule at-a-Glance

Here’s a sneak peek from the brochure, which will go to print next week. And our website will soon have all the details of the day. Both the brochure and the website were designed completely in-house by our talented Marketing Committee: Jon Pixler, Laura Aschenbeck, and Rebecca Pineo.

Our Symposium is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. This year, we have reached out to a strong network of local gardens, professional organizations, and horticultural sponsors. We have seen tremendous and generous support, both monetary and through in-kind donations! Thanks to the Guest Relations Committee, Dongah Shin and Dan Stern, for their dedication to this aspect of Symposium.

Check back here and on our Symposium website to follow our progress and learn more about the event! If you have any questions, please contact Keelin Purcell at kpurcell@udel.edu.

2010 Symposium: Save the Date!

The Fellows are already busy planning for the 2010 Symposium. Every year, the students coordinate and host a one-day event aimed at professionals in public horticulture and related fields. This year’s Symposium will be on March 5th and is entitled People, Plants, Collections: Making the Connection. Throughout the day, speakers will explore different ways that institutions can connect people to plant collections.

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As you can see above, we have been hard at work developing branding for this year’s event. Thanks to Fellows Jon Pixler, Rebecca Pineo, and Laura Aschenbeck for designing and creating the wonderful logo!

We are now in the process of finalizing speakers and the schedule of the day. One exciting new development this year is that we are going to webcast our keynote speaker! Anyone interested in tuning in from afar can view this session free of charge.

Check back here and on our Symposium website to follow our progress and learn more about the event! If you have any questions, please contact Keelin Purcell at kpurcell@udel.edu.