December 11, 2020
Landscape designers and turf management professionals have an opportunity to learn the latest in their respective fields via two online conferences taking place Jan. 11, 2021. Attendees will earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs), and receive on demand access to the full day’s programming for up to one year after the event.

2021 IPM Symposium

For over 50 years, the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium has provided attendees with the latest information on research, technology, practices and products. With the switch to an online format due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s symposium will still provide the same wealth of information.

Attendees will still earn six CECs from the IPM Council of Canada and will be able to access the wealth of content and connect with expert speakers, sponsors and other attendees for one full year after the event. With an early bird price of only $50 and the ability to view content at one’s own pace, the event is the best value around.

The symposium will kick off with keynote speaker, Eric M. Lyons from the University of Guelph, and feature many other well-respected speakers in the field including Jennifer Llewellyn, Scott Olan and more.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. and will include several breaks for attendees to network or simply take a break.

Landscape Designers Conference

Another amazing deal for off-season networking and education is the Landscape Designers Conference, presented with recognition of the OALA. Attending sessions qualify attendees for OALA Continuing Education Credits. The early bird price tag of only $50 gains attendees access to some huge names in the profession, including Haig Seferian, Ron Koudys, Sean James and Paul Brydges, plus a keynote presentation by Mark and Ben Cullen.

In addition, two panel discussions, “Landscaping Our Future,” and “If you could change one thing given your experience, what would it be?,” are sure to provide a wealth of tips and experiences that will benefit landscape designers and architects of all ages and talents.

The online event on Jan. 11 will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but attendees are able to access presentations and connect with supporting partners, speakers and other participants for one full year afterwards.

The Conference will kick off with the Landscape Ontario Designer Sector Group annual general meeting and includes several breaks throughout the day to connect with other attendees or supporting partners, or to catch up on email or phone calls.

To take advantage of the special early bird rate of $50, attendees must register online via by Dec. 18, 2020. After that, the price goes up to $75. The student price is $25.