EXHIBITOR INFO

The Exhibitor Showroom at the Design With Nature Conference (DWN) is a great place for organizations and businesses to connect with potential customers, clients, supporters and volunteers with an interest in native plants. DWN attracts environmentally active enthusiasts from amateur gardeners to educators and professionals.

We welcome businesses and organizations who provide services directly or closely related to the Wild Ones mission to join us at DWN!

Wild Ones Native Plants, Natural Landscapes….
Promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

DWN EXHIBITOR: Sign up for a table in our Exhibitor Showroom for the opportunity to connect with conference attendees throughout the day. Information on all Exhibitors is included on the conference website and in the Exhibitor Guide given to all attendees. More details below.

DWN SPONSOR: A financial sponsorship offers the highest visibility for organizations. A Sponsor’s business or organization name will be featured in all publicity announcements, letters, web listings and the event program, reaching over 25,000 individuals through our mailings and our connections with like-minded organizations of native plants and natural landscaping. Sponsorships also include exhibitor registrations and other benefits which depend on the level of sponsorship. Visit the Sponsorship page for more information.

DWN PARTNER: An opportunity for non-profit organizations who help with either promotion or production of the DWN conference. The Partner organization’s name or logo is featured in all signage and promotional material. Partner organizations may be eligible for a complimentary space in the exhibitor showroom or other discounts. Please note that a Partner may also be a Sponsor, and gain higher visibility and additional benefits. Visit the Partner page for more information.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW FOR EXHIBITORS

The Design With Nature Conference will be held on February 29, 2020 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm in St. Paul at the University of St. Thomas in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall. A state-of-the-art conference hall, Woulfe Hall features floor to ceiling north facing windows. The presentations and the Exhibitor Showroom will all be held in the Hall, giving easy access and good visibility to the Exhibitor tables. There is a bright and open reception area outside of the Hall which will be used for registration and the lunch buffet.

The program schedule provides several opportunities throughout the day for attendees to spend time with exhibitors – at the beginning of the day, between presentations, and during the lunch break. Please see the Program Schedule page (coming soon!) for more information. 

All exhibiting businesses and organizations will be listed in our Exhibitor Guideand will be featured in the slide show which continuously runs on the big screens when there are no presentations.

Our theme this year, Where Have all the Fireflies Gone? Gardening in Challenging Times will be addressed by speakers Neil Diboll, Alan Branhagen, and Thelma Heidel-Baker. We expect these highly regarded speakers to draw a very good crowd to the conference. Check the Speakers 
page for more information on the speakers and their topics.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

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. 

Exhibitors will receive an email invitation that will allow access to the online registration form.

If you have not received an email invitation to register, or would like more information about being a conference exhibitor, please contact our Exhibitor Chair:

Elaine Larson
612-597-3685
exhibitor@designwithnatureconference.org
 

Early-bird registration: 
Register by Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and save $20! 

Exhibitor registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (or when full)

OPTIONS, COSTS AND DETAILS

Option 1 | SMALL TABLETOP EXHIBIT & ADMISSION FOR ONE
Includes:  30 inch round table and one chair along with admission for one person to all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch. A tablecloth is provided. This option is limited to tabletop display only, no freestanding banners or displays are allowed.
Early-bird prices: $100 Wild Ones Member | $115 Non-Member
After January 29: $120 Wild Ones Member | $135 Non-member

Option 2 | REGULAR TABLE EXHIBIT SPACE & ADMISSION FOR ONE
Includes: 8 foot wide by 6 foot deep exhibit space with one chair, with a choice of either a 6 foot long by 30 inch deep rectangular table or a 30 inch round (small) table. A tablecloth is provided. A freestanding banner or display is allowed in this space.
Includes admission for one person to all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch.
Early-bird prices: $140 Wild Ones Member | $155 Non-Member
After January 29: $160 Wild Ones Member | $175 Non-Member

Option 3 | CONFERENCE SPONSOR
Please consider becoming a conference sponsor! Sponsorships include the highest level of visibility, exhibitor registration and other benefits which depend on the level of sponsorship. Visit the Sponsorship page or contact the Exhibitor Chair for more information.

For Additional Representative(s) 

Option 1 or Option 2 Exhibitor registration includes conference admission for only one person. If additional people from your organization will be attending, they need to be registered individually as attendees by Saturday February 15, 2020 (or when sold out). 
Use the Tickets page to register your additional representatives.

About Wild Ones Membership

Member rate applies only to employees of business members or to attendees who have individual memberships. 
Please consider joining Wild Ones - Business, Professional and Affiliate membership in Wild Ones has many benefits, including being listed on the Wild Ones national website and in the National Directory published in The Wild Ones Journal. For convenience, Wild Ones memberships can be purchased on the Exhibitor Registration form.
Please note
• 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.
• A service fee determined by Eventbrite will be added to all online registrations.
• Information on set up and parking logistics will be available at a later date.
• All Exhibitors will be listed in our Exhibitor Guide and will be featured in a slide displayed during the slide show shown between presentations.

Early-bird registration: 
Register by Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and save $20! 

Exhibitor registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (or when full)

CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions or more information, contact the Conference Exhibitor Chair:
Elaine Larson
612-597-3685
exhibitor@designwithnatureconference.org