2017 Exhibitor Info

Welcome! We are excited to be opening Exhibitor Registration for the 2017 Wild Ones Design With Nature Conference:


PLANTING MATTERS – What you plant and why
FEBRUARY 18, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St.Paul Campus


All exhibiting businesses and organizations will be listed in our Exhibitor Guide.
Exhibit space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Premium locations will be offered first to Conference Sponsors and Wild Ones business, affiliate and professional members.

Exhibiting at the Conference is by invitation only. Qualifying businesses and organizations must provide services that are directly or closely related to the Wild Ones mission to restore, preserve and protect native plant habitat.  If you have not been invited or would like to learn more information, contact our Exhibitor Chair:

Rita Ulrich
612-280-1835
exhibitor@designwithnatureconference.org 


We're returning to last year's venue in the heart of the Twin Cities -- the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall in Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of St. Thomas. A state-of-the-art conference hall, Woulfe features floor to ceiling north facing windows and east facing windows looking out on to a bright and open reception area. It has a very functional layout for both exhibitors and attendees.  

Our theme this year, "Planting Matters," will address some of the most compelling questions in the native plant community. Keynote speaker Douglas Tallamy will be sharing new research on the nutritional benefits of native plants versus cultivars and other alien plants. Are we planting the right stuff? We expect this and our other speakers to draw a sell-out crowd to the conference.

Our conference attracts environmentally active enthusiasts from amateur gardeners to professional landscapers and educators. This year's program will provide for several opportunities throughout the day to spend time with exhibitors. 


OPTIONS FOR EXHIBITING


If you register by January 20, 2017, you will save $20. After that, the prices listed under each option will increase by $20.
Exhibitor registration closes at midnight on Saturday February 4, 2017.

Register by mail (save processing fees)

Register online (pay processing fees)*

Exhibitors must receive an invite to access registration. Contact Exhibitor Chair for more information. 


Option 1 | SMALL TABLETOP EXHIBIT & ADMISSION
Includes:  30" round table and 1 chair plus admission for one to all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch. Tablecloths are provided. This option is limited to tabletop display only, no freestanding banners or displays.
$95 Wild Ones Member | $110 Non-Member

Option 2 | REGULAR TABLE EXHIBIT SPACE & ADMISSION
Includes: 8' wide by 6' deep space, choice of 6'x30" table or a 30" round table, and 1 chair) plus admission for one to all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch. Tablecloths are provided.
$135 Wild Ones Member | $150 Non-Member

Exhibitor Extras

Additional Representative(s)
If additional people from your organization will be attending, please register separately as attendee before February 8, 2017.


OPTIONS FOR SPONSORSHIP


CONFERENCE SPONSOR
Please consider becoming a conference sponsor. A sponsorship offers you the highest visibility to over 25,000 individuals through our mailing and connections with like-minded organizations of native plants and natural landscaping. Your business or organization name will be featured in publicity announcements, letters, web listings and event program. Sponsorships at one of three levels include exhibitor registration options and more depending on the level of sponsorship. Visit Sponsorship page or contact Exhibitor Chair for more information.

CONFERENCE PARTNER
Non-profit organizations with mission statements that align with Wild Ones may have a complimentary space in our exhibitor showroom when they provide help with production and/or promotion of our conference. Attendees representing our partners will need to purchase a ticket. Contact the Conference Chair for more information on whether or not your organization qualifies as a partner.


More Information

Parking
More information on set-up and parking will be available at a later date.


About Wild Ones Membership
Member rate applies only to employees of business members or attendees who have individual memberships. Business, Professional and Affiliate membership in Wild Ones has many benefits, including listing on our national website and inclusion in The Journal's national directory.

Exhibit space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Premium locations will be offered first to Conference Sponsors and Wild Ones business, affiliate and professional members.
Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by January 20 to qualify as an early registration.

*A service fee determined by Eventbrite will be added to all online registrations.