Registration is now open for the 2016 ACGA Conference in Cleveland, OH!

CLICK HERE to register


Early bird tickets are on sale June 1-30th

Member price: $250

Non-member price: $290

Regular ticket sales run July 1st-24th, act now!

Member price: $320

Non-member price: $360


Full conference includes:

Thursday Welcome Dinner, all Friday-Sunday conference sessions, Saturday tours to local gardens (and round-trip transportation), Friday-Sunday breakfast and Friday-Saturday lunch, and Saturday Night Barnyard Bash and Silent Auction

**Does not include Pre-conference

Pre-Conference includes:

All Thursday pre-conference sessions, Welcome reception

Post-Conference includes:

Sunday afternoon boat tour of Lake Erie

Barnyard Bash includes:

Saturday evening food and beverage, wine and beer, musical entertainment, silent auction.



We are excitted to offer you a four-day bus pass for only $7!  Bus passes are provided by the Greater Cleveland Transit Authority.  If you choose to purchase this item, it will be included in your registration packet.  There are extra passes, check at registration if you wish to purchase bus passes at event.


There are a limited number of rooms available, once they are done there will be no more added.  If you are interested in staying in the dorm rooms at Cleveland State University, a limited number of double occupancy rooms (two beds and one bathroom) are available for $55/night.  Key pickup and drop off will happen at the registration table.  If you plan on having two people stay in the room, only one person needs to register for the room but we need the name of both of you.

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Conference scholarships are awarded to gardeners and leaders making a difference in their communities. The amount of this scholarship covers the cost of conference registration minus $50.  We ask recipients to pay this $50 to show their commitment to attend and to support the work of ACGA.

Scholarship Registration Includes: Welcome Dinner, all conference sessions and Saturday tours, breakfast and lunch, Barnyard Bash and Silent Auction. All Scholarship recipients must have an ACGA membership. To become a member, click here; any level counts.  Recipients will be asked to donate 4 hours of service to ACGA.

Scholarship applications are due no later than July 5th at 5pm EST.


All those participating must be registered for the conference, special rates for youth attending the conference.  If you have any questions or submissions about either of these please email:


ACGA Seed Tank  ACGA Food Slam2

APPLICATIONFORSEEDTANKCOMPETITION: Starting Entrepreneurship & Economic Development competition is made up of individual youth who will submit their ideas for a product or service to be refined and presented during this competition. Proposals will be sent and screened in advance and 4 will be selected to be presented during the conference. The winning presentation will receive a new tablet to help further develop their business idea.

FoodSlamApplication: Show us your mad cooking skills, open to anyone between the ages of 12-21, you must be registered for the conference and sent in this form. Teams will be created at the conference and prize awarded to the Food Slam team champions.