Mark Your Calendar: January 14-15, 2019

InVigorateU is an annual education event for all segments of our industry including:

  • Landscape Architects & Designers
  • Growers, Nurseries, Greenhouses
  • Arborists
  • Garden Centers and Retailers
  • Business Owners, Managers, and Future Owners
  • Irrigation Contractors
  • Landscape Contractors, including Foremen and All Jobsite Employees

This event is 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 and 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!  

Everyone in our industry comes together as one to learn side-by-side, to cultivate new business relationships that cross traditional industry segments and to network with colleagues, customers and competitors.  

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!

Event Location

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

Discounted Room Rate: $121 per night
If you call the hotel to make your reservation, you must tell them you are with Illinois Green Industry Association to get the rate. The deadline to take advantage of this reduced rate is December 28, 2018. You may also use the link below to reserve your discounted room online.


InVigorateU 2019 Exhibitors & Sponsors Registration

The Illinois Green Industry Association invites you to take advantage of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at our premier education event in 2019!  Exhibitor space sold out the last three years! First priority will be given to last years’ exhibitors.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Flyer
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Online Registration


2019 Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Compeer Financial


Education Sponsors



Belgard logo

Social Mixer Sponsor


unilock logo


Meal Sponsors



FX logo

Kankakee Nursery

Home Nursery logo

 Mariani Plants
Wilson Nurseries logo  


Lanyard Sponsor


Davey Tree Co



Supporting Sponsors

Goodmark Nurseries - Learn More
Russo Power Equipment - Learn More
Spring Grove Nursery - Learn More




 View the 2018 Program Book

InVigorateU Program Book


InVigorateU Committee Members

Larry Rea, Belgard
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