Conferences & Summits

 

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum provides a nature-rich setting where community leaders, policymakers, practitioners, concerned citizens, and other stakeholders connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors and experts from around the globe. Invested with a strong desire to make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations, we look to expand our knowledge and understanding of today's critical issues that relate to the Arboretum's mission.Through its public conferences, forums and symposiums, the Arboretum is known to bring the latest cutting edge research and thought leaders to address current topics.

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & SUMMITS
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee  

2020 Pollinator Summit
Planting Solutions: Lawns-to-Legumes

Friday, April 17, 2020
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Chaska, MN

Alan Branhagen Bug Walk  Farm at the Arb Party

2020 Minnesota Statewide Extension Master Gardener Conference
Our Plants, Our Planet, Our Volunteers

Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2020
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Chaska, MN


PAST CONFERENCES & EVENTS
    2020
   

2020 Schoolyard Gardens Conference and Garden-To-Plate Workshop


2019 2018 2017
 Minnesota Master Gardener Conference

Garden-To-Plate Food Conference 2019

Schoolyard Gardens Conference 2019

 Pollinator Summit 2018

Schoolyard Gardens Conference 2018

Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference 2018

 2017 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2017 Master Gardener State Conference

2017 Pollinator Summit

2016 2015 2014

2016 Urban Waters 

2016 Clean Water Summit

2016 Pollinators Summit

2016 Earth Day

2016 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2016 Healthy Foods Summit

2016 Speak

2016 Extension Master Gardener State Conference

2016 Photo Symposium: Conservation Through the Lens with Jim Brandenburg & Michael Monroe

2015 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2015 Earth Day

2015 Pollinator Summit

2015 Clean Water Summit

2015 Shallow Lakes

2015 Extension Master Gardener State Conference

2015 Nature Heals

2015 Spring Expo

2014 Water Wise Workshop

2014 Clean Water Summit

2014 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2014 Urban Ag Summit

2014 Earth Day

2014 Speak!

2014 Pollinators 3

2013 2012 2011

2013 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2013 Sustainable Agriculture Summit

2013 Healthy Foods Summit

2013 Clean Water Summit

2013 Nature Heals

2013 Photography Symposium

2013 Spring Expo

2012 Green Infrastructure for Clean Water

2012 Healthy Foods Summit

2012 Youth Voices Conference

2012 Photography Symposium

2012 Spring Expo

2012 Journey Through Thyme: 50 Years with the Minnesota Herb Society

2011 Green Infrastucture for Clean Water

2011 Healthy Foods Summit

2011 Richard Louv & Nature Principle Conference

2011 Plantcetera

2011 Photography Symposium

2011 Youth Voices Conference

2010 2009 2008

2010 Green Infrastucture for Clean Water

2010 Healthy Foods Summit

2010 Minnesota Transportation

2009 Land Conservation and Clean Water

2009 Eat Yourself Healthy Spring Retreat

2009 Youth Voices

2008 Hardy Plant Research Symposium

2008 Healthy Development by Design

2008 Climate Change

2008 Nature, Children & Families: A Necessary  Connection    



The Arboretum's role in public policy
Good policy comes from an informed citizenry. Invested with a strong desire to make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations, we look to expand our knowledge and understanding of today's critical issues that relate to our mission. The Arboretum provides a public forum in a nature rich setting where members, community leaders, policymakers, citizens, and other stakeholders connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors and experts from around the globe. Count on the Arboretum to bring you the very best in programs designed to inspire and enrich our engagement with our natural surroundings and the collective community in which we live!


"Very relevant topic! Fabulous speaker in a wonderful setting! Please keep me on your mailing list!" 
-M. Larson, Conference Attendee

"The program was excellent and networking opportunities very rewarding!"
-A. James, Symposium Participant

"A wonderful backdrop for thoughtful reflection, great conversations and encouragement to go forward! 
-M. Robertson, Roundtable Participant


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Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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