62nd Annual INLA Trade Show

FEBRUARY 20-22, 2018

Iowa State’s annual Shade Tree Short Course is once again teaming up with the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association’s Trade Show. The partnership brings exhibitors an even bigger, better opportunity to connect with potential clients by highlighting the best of both worlds and incorporating INLA’s long-standing trade show into the traditional ISU Shade Tree Short Course educational sessions.

The Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association will host an afternoon of training specifically designed for INLA members. The day will feature Iowa Certified Nursery Professional (ICNP) certification testing and a continuing education program for current ICNP’s. View full conference agenda online provided by ISU Extension.

Online  –  (COMING SOON!) Register Online for the INLA Day to make payment with credit card, check, money order, purchase order or ISU intramural.

Mail – You can register by mail, print a registration form (coming soon) and mail to Iowa State University, Registration Services, 1601 Golden Aspen Dr. Ste 110, Ames, IA 50010.

 

ICNP Testing

Iowa Certified Nursery Professional (ICNP) testing is being held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Scheman Building in Ames. The ICNP continuing education class is also held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Ames. Please click here to download the registration form OR call the INLA office at 515-262-8323 for questions.

 

Membership / Scholarship Reception & Auction

The Annual Membership Dinner and Scholarship Auction will take place Wednesday, February 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens. All proceeds from this event go to INLA Horticulture scholarships.  You are invited to join trade show attendees in a relaxing environment for networking and entertainment.

CONGRATULATIONS
TO OUR 2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

Annually the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA) provides scholarships to students who are pursuing majors in horticulture degrees at Iowa colleges.  INLA is pleased to award the following four scholarships. Please join us on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:00 PM for our Scholarship Auction and FREE hospitality hour and heavy hors-d’oeuvres and congratulate our students! All proceeds go toward the INLA Horticulture Scholarships.

Haber Scholarship Winners:
TBD

Community College Scholarship Winners
TBD

 

Exhibitor FYI

Exhibitors may tear down their booths between 1:30-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22. Carts will be available in the ground floor lobby of the Scheman Building to transport your materials to your vehicles. If you have materials which need to be shipped back to your organization, please pack them in an appropriate container or box, place a pre-paid shipping label on the outside, and leave at your exhibit table. Building staff will ship it back to you via your preferred carrier the following business day.

 

NEW HOTEL! 2018 Hotel Information

The Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association is not responsible for making hotel reservations for exhibitors or sponsors during the annual trade show. INLA reserved a block of rooms at the Country Inn & Suites in Ames. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations for your stay.  Hotel cut off date for discounts – January 29, 2018.

Hotel: Country Inn & Suites
Phone: 515-233-3935
Address: 2605 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010

 

Sponsoring!

Sponsors help support the conference in a variety of ways which include the ICNP Tradeshow Preview & Reception on Tuesday, the Hospitality Hour and the Dinner & Scholarship Auction.
INLA would greatly appreciate any help you can provide us this year. All contributions of $200 or more (that are received by Monday, Feb 5, 2017) will be listed in trade show materials, INLA newsletters and on the INLA website.

 

Download Exhibitor Packet

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