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InVigorateU is an annual education event geared toward those looking not only for continuing education credits, but also for practical and productive learning in an efficient yet robust “let’s get to work” environment. 

On day one, we bring together in one room, the architects & designers, growers & nurseries, greenhouses, arborists, garden centers & retailers, business owners & managers, educators & students, governmental entities and other industry organizations to focus on the centerpiece around which
our entire industry revolves – plants, plants and more plants! 

In 2019, we offered new irrigation training, presented by Hunter Industries, to help irrigation contractors satisfy the continuing education requirements required by Section 892 of Illinois Plumbing code.  LEARN MORE

On day two, each segment breaks out into their respective educational tracks to dig deeper into the details that are specific to their professional discipline and industry interest.  Together, the two days of vigorous education serve to inspire and motivate our participants so they leave eager to embrace the new season! 

How Can Your Company Get Involved? 

The Illinois Green Industry Association invites you to take advantage of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities: 

  • Premier or Event Level Sponsorship
  • Sponsor an Education Track - Prime visibility with your target segment!
  • Support the Social Mixer through sponsorship
  • Keep Attendees Caffeinated with a Coffee/Tea Sponsorship
  • Meal Sponsorship
  • Place an Ad in the Event Program Book - LEARN MORE
  • Reserve a 10x10 Exhibit Space - Early Bird discount (SAVE $50) for securing your space before August 1!
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Register My Company for Exhibit or Sponsorship


Event Location

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Center of the ISU Campus
201 Broadway
Normal, IL 61761
Ph. 309-862-9000

InVigorateU room block deadline is December 30, 2019.  Reserve before 12/30 to get the special rate of $127, which includes free wifi and covered parking.  If you call to book your room, be sure to tell them you are with Illinois Green Industry Association.  Or, click the link below to book online.

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View 2019 Agenda & Speaker Lineup

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**Thank You 2019 Sponsors**

Event Sponsors

Compeer logo   Hortica logo  


Education Sponsors



LA CES Partner


Social Mixer Sponsors


unilock logo

 Davey Tree logo
Midwest Trading  Home Nursery

Meal Sponsors



FX logo

Wilson Nurseries logo

Hoffie Nursery

 Mariani Plants
Kankakee Nursery  

Presentation Sponsor


National Nursery Products


Coffee / Tea Sponsors


J Frank Schmidt

 Lurvey logo

 Lanyard Sponsor


Davey Tree Co



Supporting Sponsors

Arthur Weiler Inc. - Learn More
Dayton Bag & Burlap - Learn More
Goodmark Nurseries - Learn More
Hinsdale Nurseries Inc. - Learn More
Ornamental Growers Association - Learn More
Rainbird - Learn More
Russo Power Equipment - Learn More
SiteOne Landscape Supply - Learn More
Spring Grove Nursery - Learn More
Xylem Ltd - Learn More



A special thank you to those who bring this event to life!

Kim Hartmann, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, & Garden Center 
Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries
Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery
Mike Mennenoh, Mariani Plants
Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center
Committee Chair:
Mark McWilliams, CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles


Continuing Education Credits

This is a great way for landscape architects, arborists, irrigation contractors, Illinois Certified Nursery Professionals, and NALP certified professionals to get a good portion of continuing education credits out of the way during the off season! 

Illinois Certified
Nursery Professional   
(ICN Pro)
Attending one 
4-hour course 
fulfills the 
mandatory annual
requirement mandated
by Illinois Plumbing
License Law.

If your business 
still needs the initial 
16-hour course to 
get certified, IDPH
has approved taking
all four courses
combined to serve
as your mandatory
initial 16-hour course.

 January 14
1 CEU for attending 
the full day


 January 14
Plants Day sessions
=3.75 CEUs

January 14 
Earn 7 credits
4 are HSW
3 are non-HSW

January 15
Earn 6 CEUs
All are HSW
January 15
1 CEU for attending 
the full day
January 15
Growers sessions 
=1.5 CEUs
Landscape sessions
=1.5 CEUs