Thank you for considering submitting a proposal for the 2019 ACGA Annual Conference. This conference brings together hundreds of individuals from across the United States, Canada, and abroad who are engaged in all aspects of gardening, greening and community. It includes hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, and visits to community gardens, parks, schools, and other green spaces throughout Indianapolis.

We would love to hear about your work! We are seeking a diverse group of presenters to share a wide range of information about gardening and greening, including:
*Community Gardeners
*Horticulturists and Horticultural Therapists
*Landscape Designers and Architects
*Arborists and Foresters
*Open Space Advocates
*Organizers and Leaders
*Public Employees
*Parks and Planning Staff
*Teachers and other Educators
*Community Food Security Advocates
*Youth / Elderly
*Artists and Filmmakers
*Master Gardeners
*Urban Farmers
*Public Health Professionals
*Policy Makers

Our topic this year is “Gardening at the Crossroads.” Here are some workshop theme suggestions: Click on this link for more information regarding topics.

Incomplete applications or applications not adhering to word count limitations may be rejected. Please note: if you have multiple panel members in your group, please be sure to specify below how you will split your time between the panel members. For questions, please contact All submissions are due by June 17, 2019.

Panels, Workshops and Posters

You have the option to present your work in three different formats. An application submission is required regardless of the presentation format. Most sessions will be 50 minutes long. You may propose shorter or longer sessions. Highest priority will be given to engaging, hands-on, interactive, experiential, panel and team presentations, and participant-inclusive discussions. We discourage the use of PowerPoint except to show pictures. Presenters receive a $100 registration discount and are responsible for paying the remainder of the conference fee. ACGA does not cover presenters' travel or accommodation costs. Some scholarships will be available. Please specify how you would like the $100.00 discount to be split. You may also opt to donate your discount to the ACGA as a tax-deductible donation.

Evaluation of Proposals: The ACGA Program Committee evaluates proposals based on FOUR categories

  1. Relevance to community gardening and the conference themes.
  2. Clarity of focus
  3. Degree of potential audience engagement
  4. Practical applicability

Incomplete applications or applications not adhering to word count limitations may be rejected.

Co-Presenter(s), Name, Title, Organization, and Email

Please complete this portion of the form if you will have someone else presenting with you. Type "N/A" into the field, if not applicable.

Should your application be accepted for presentation at the 2019 ACGA Conference, you will receive additional directions at that time.