2019 Georgia Tree Conference
"Trees and Equity, Community Collaboration, and Building the Future Workforce"
November 7-8, 2019
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Don’t miss our signature annual education event that features keynote talks, breakout sessions, tours and activities, our annual awards luncheon, and a trade show. American Forests’ Eboni Hall, City of Savannah's Nick Deffley, and Greening Youth Foundation's Dr. Daniel Jones will open our conference with talks on getting diverse populations and students involved in urban forestry. Additional outstanding speakers are scheduled, with talks on canopy restoration, trees and moisture, trees and utilities, the ROI of healthy urban trees, creating parks in small towns, and much more. Three exciting afternoon tours are planned: 1)a guided tour of King's Trail to view unique tree habitat, review tree ID, and learn about caring for this urban forest; 2) a guided bus tour of Stone Mountain Park's landmark tree with an optional walk through the Cox Nature Garden, and 3) for those wanting a more ambitious tour, a guided hike up Stone Mountain (ride the lift back down) to review unique forested sections and see Old Man Cedar and the Georgia Oaks. Learn what's going on around the state with our Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon. A tree board roundtable is scheduled on November 6 as a pre-conference activity, as well as a networking reception on the evening of November 7. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities also available. See the full conference agenda here.
LODGING: Remember that lodging is a separate fee. A block of rooms has been reserved for us for the evenings of Nov. 6 and 7 at the $155 rate for a king room or a room with two double beds. Click here to make your sleeping room reservations.
The deadline for making room reservations at the conference rate is October 18.
TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS: Interested in exhibiting for your company at the Georgia Tree Conference Trade Show? Click here for more information.
EXTRA GUEST TICKETS: Do you need an extra guest ticket for the awards luncheon? Or the Thursday evening reception? Or perhaps you'd like to order a guest ticket that covers all of the provided meals. By clicking on "Click Here to Register" above, you can learn about all of these options and order extra guest meal tickets.
SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of tuition-only scholarships are available to community tree boards and 501 c 3 nonprofits. Scholarship recipients must register for the conference and then will be reimbursed for their tuition immediately following the conference. Click here to learn more and download an application.
CEUs will be available:
Up to 11.75 ISA Arborist CEUs.
11 SAF Forester hours.
Landscape architects and others will receive a professional development certificate showing up to 11.75 hours of continuing education.