Save the Date!
The 22nd annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium will be held July 17-19, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, with optional pre-symposium excursions on the 16th as well as an optional post-symposium excursion on the 19th. Registration will begin in early spring 2014.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will host NCYGS2014. Just two miles east of downtown Columbus, it features beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, art exhibitions, and exceptional plant collections.
The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University will provide meeting and event space for the symposium. The brand new, LEED-certified, state-of-the-art building provides a relaxing and productive atmosphere.
The Hilton Garden Inn-University is the Symposium Hotel for NCYGS2014 and is located within three miles of the Ohio Union. A special room-block rate has been secured for symposium attendees, and reservations will begin in early spring.
A key part of NCYGS is learning from each other. If you are interested in presenting a lecture or leading a workshop, submit a session proposal for NCYGS2014! Sessions proposals must be received by January 10, 2014 for consideration.
A limited number of scholarships for full and daily registration are available to assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial constraints. To be considered for a scholarship, complete the online form by January 10, 2014.
What to Expect at the Symposium
This is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.
For an overview of the past couple of events, take a look at the NCYGS2012 Brochure and the NCYGS2013 Brochure. If you'd like to see pictures from NCYGS2013 in Denver take a look at our photo gallery.