You are invited to the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas on September 10 – 13 to celebrate the 62nd Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium. The objectives of this year’s meeting are to provide information on trends and current issues important to garden communicators, to address professional development subject matter covered in the core competency schedule, to provide as many opportunities as possible for the development of new story ideas, and to promote an active information exchange between members through networking. There is a vibrant and informative schedule of activities to highlight the Dallas/Fort Worth area, such as a trip to the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden (below), and to Highland Park and East Dallas private gardens,Â and those of you interested in even more story tours and private garden photo opportunities are invited to attend the special optional tours on Tuesday, September 14, which will include Oak CliffÂ private gardens or the Fort Worth Botanical Garden.
This year’s Symposium will explore beautiful Dallas. Dallas’ new slogan “Live Large. Think Big” describes the essence and vitality of a city built on big dreams. Make a donation to the GWA Foundation and have your name entered to win a great prize – drawing will take place at the Annual Awards Banquet, and attendance is not necessary to win.Â The keynote speaker is Kierstin De West, the CEO, co-founder and key strategic and research mind at Conscientious Innovation, a Vancouver, BCÂ consultancy.Â Her topic is Social Responsibility with Substance and Style.Â For a complete schedule of speakers and events, log on to www.gardenwriters.org.