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2017 Planning Guide

January 16–18, 2017 • Greater Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio • mgix17.com Formerly CENTS, MGIX is presented by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association


CONNECT From an opening night party to annual industry awards, MGIX is packed with events and opportunities to connect with the best in the industry.

LEARN With more than 90 sessions offered in three days, MGIX provides a convenient and affordable way to earn continuing education credits.

INNOVATE You can’t be successful if you’re stuck in a rut. Get inspired to be innovative and meet hundreds of exhibitors eager to share their new products and services.


mgix@onla.org 614.899.1195

Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Schedule at a Glance SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 7:00 am–1:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm 8:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am–5:30 pm 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Attendee Registration Open PPA Annual P.L.A.N.T. Seminar PICPS Course Landscape Business BootCamp ONLA Awards & Dessert Reception

MONDAY, JANUARY 16 www.mgix17.com #MGIX17

Pre-Conference Sessions

7:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–1:30 pm 9:00 am–11:45 pm 10:00 am–6:00 pm 10:30 am–3:00 pm 11:15 am–4:00 pm 2:00 pm–2:45 pm 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Attendee Registration Open MGIX Education Sessions OCNT Garden Center Exam MGIX Tradeshow Hours ONLA Garage Sessions Climbers’ Corner Sessions ONLA Business Meeting MGIX Opening Night Party

Additional registration fees apply. Annual P.L.A.N.T. Seminar Sunday, January 15, 8:00 am–5:00 pm For more information and to register, visit perennialplant.org

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Specialist Course Sunday, January 15, 8:30 am–5:00 pm Presented by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. For more information and to register, visit icpi.org Sponsored by:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 6:45 am–7:45 am 7:00 am–5:00 pm 8:00 am–1:30 pm 9:00 am–11:45 am 10:00 am–5:00 pm 10:30 am–3:45 pm 11:15 am–4:00 pm 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Landscape Industry Breakfast Attendee Registration Open MGIX Education Sessions OCNT Grower Exam MGIX Tradeshow Hours ONLA Garage Sessions Climbers’ Corner Sessions Hoedown at the Wells Barn

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 Landscape Business BootCamp Sunday, January 15, 9:00 am–5:30 pm For more information and to register, visit mgix17.com LANDSCAPE BUSINESS BOOTCAMP

GREENMARK L A N D S C A P E

S N O W

I R R I G AT I O N

N U R S E R Y

8:00 am–4:00 pm 9:00 am–11:45 am 9:00 am–1:00 pm 9:30 am–12:30 pm 9:45 am–12:00 pm 11:00 am–3:45 pm

Attendee Registration Open OCNT Core & Landscape Exam MGIX Tradeshow Hours ONLA Garage Sessions Climbers’ Corner Sessions MGIX Education Sessions


Education

PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE

Customize your education experience and explore 90+ sessions curated with your needs in mind.

For a detailed schedule of education sessions, speakers, and continuing education credits, visit mgix17.com or download the MGIX mobile app.

CLIMBERS’ CORNER

MONDAY, JANUARY 16

MONDAY

SESSION

SPEAKER

SESSION

SPEAKER

Sustainability Part 1: Selling Sustainability

John DeVore

Part 1: The Evolution of Climbing

Phillip Kelley Phillip Kelley

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens: Best Annuals for the Landscape

Stephen Foltz

Part 2: The Evolution of Climbing Part 3: The Evolution of Climbing

Phillip Kelley

How to Grow and Develop Supervisors

Monroe Porter

Arboriculture Safety Standards

Phillip Kelley

Sustainability Part 2: Designing With Sustainability in Mind

John DeVore

Landscaping for Climate Change

Kim Eierman

High Performance Team Skills for Landscapers

Anne Obarski

TUESDAY SESSION

SPEAKER

Aerial Felling and Chainsaw Use

Tony Tresselt

Improving Profits by Knowing the Numbers

Monroe Porter

Equipment Inspection

Phillip Kelley Tony Tresselt

Sustainability Part 3: Managing Water and Making a Sustainable Difference

John DeVore

Dynamic Cabling Knotless Rigging for Efficiency

Phillip Kelley

The Landscape Sustainability Checklist

Stephen Foltz

Brand Building in the Urban Jungle

Carmen DiVito, Alice Marcus-Krieg

Job Market Visibility and Preparedness: LinkedIn, Resumes, Interviews to Offers

Amy Dennis

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Control: Plant Choices, Industry Opportunities

Debra Knapke

What Women Want in a Landscape Professional

Anne Obarski

A Look at the Shady Characters for the Garden

Steven Still

How Pesticides Work and How to Make Them Work Better

Mimi Rose

Integrated Pest Management in Lawns and Landscapes

Dave Shetlar

Be Alert to BYGL

Joe Boggs, Jim Chatfield, Marne Titchenell

Turf and Ornamental Weed Control

Dave Gardener

Annual Plant Trial Results and Recommendations

Pam Bennett

Why Good Plants Go Bad

Joe Boggs, Tim Malinich

Planting From the Ground Up

Joe Boggs, Erik Draper

Tree Borers That are Not EAB or ALB

Dave Shetlar

WEDNESDAY SESSION

SPEAKER

Balancing Act

Tony Tresselt

Double Block Rigging

Tony Tresselt

FEATURED SPEAKERS Kelly Norris Director of Horticulture, Des Moines Botanical Garden Keri Byrum Assistant Director, Harry P. Leu Gardens John DeVore Landscape Contractor, DeVore’s Land & Water Gardens Jody Shilan Landscape Contractor, FromDesign2Build.com


NEW THIS YEAR

OHIO CERTIFIED NURSERY TECHNICIAN

Educators from The Ohio State University present 24 sessions in a special academic block focused on horticulture, industry research and pest management.

Exams are given daily and pre-registration is required. OCNT study courses are offered on Monday, January 16 & Tuesday, January 17. See detailed schedule at mgix17.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

SESSION

SPEAKER

SESSION

SPEAKER

Ornamental Horticulture Matters

Scott Beuerlein

Beyond Pinterest: Succulent Projects for the DIY Customer

Keri Byrum

Brighten Up Your Life and Landscape: Making Shade Colorful

Bobbie Schwartz

Landscape Contracting Trends in Three Ohio Cities

Tom Fryman, Hillary Henry, Tom Wood

More Than Just a Pretty Picture

Jody Shilan

SMART Irrigation Revolution

Scott Knowles

Landscape Lighting for Design and Elevation

Chuck Watterson

Gardening With a Y

Kelly Norris

How to Develop a Digital Advertising Playbook

Shaun Kanary

Selecting a Pump for New & Existing Irrigation Systems

Steve Young

Polycultures and Garden Guilds: Framework for Functional Design

Debra Knapke

Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time

Diana Clonch

Operation Shade: Growing Trees and Managing Runoff at the Ohio State Fair

Tyler Stevenson, Al Key

Achieving High Performance Levels With Millennials

Thomas Hudgin

Tree Preservation at Urban Sites

James Urban

Ohio Asian Longhorned Beetle Co-op Eradication Program

Scott Baldauf

Life on the Edge: Tough Plants for Tough Places

Kelly Norris

Getting Clients on Board With Ecological Landscapes

Kim Eierman

Designing With Conifers: Best Choices for Year-Round Interest

Richard Bitner

The Ultimate Landscape Design/Build Sales Process

Jody Shilan

A Touch of the Tropics: Plants for Your Summer Landscapes

Keri Byrum

Planting for Pollinators

Scott Beuerlein

Thomas Hudgin

Why Don’t They Read? Designing a Deer Resistant Landscape

Bobbie Schwartz

Retain Key Employees: Creating a Self-Motivating Work Environment Retail Roundtable

Ron Wilson

Avoiding Site Analysis Paralysis

Jody Shilan

Liquids in Snow and Ice Control

Diana Clonch

Managing Trees and Sidewalks

Ann Bonner

Four Ways to Use Social Media Advertising to Increase Sales

Shaun Kanary

Increase Your Bottom Line With Snow and Ice Management

Mike Anderson

Gardens That Heal

Rose Seeger

Insect and Disease Update: 2016 and Beyond

Nancy Taylor, Curtis Young

Urban Soils Solutions: Working With Difficult Soils

James Urban

Beneficial Insects and Why They Matter to You

Mary Gardiner

Invasive Pests, Pathogens and Plants

Kathy Smith, Amy Stone

Worker Protection Standards

Mimi Rose

A Family Like No Other: The Rosaceae

Jim Chatfield

Why Plant Anatomy and Development Matters

Lee Beers, Joe Boggs

Which Pests Matter

Curtis Young

Ten Keys to Greenhouse and Nursery Plant Health

Luis Canas, Beth Scheckelhoff

How Plants Allocate Their Resources and Why It Matters

Dan Herms

Pesticide Labels and Why They Matter

Joe Boggs

A Class by Itself: The Hymenoptera

Curtis Young, Ashley Kulhanek

Which Trees Matter

Erik Draper

Herbaceous Plant Maintenance

Pam Bennett

Diseases of Trees and Shrubs: New Folks and Old Foes

Francesca Pedudo-Hand

Regulated Pests in Ohio and the Midwest

Amy Stone, Curtis Young

Edible Landscaping

Tim Malinich


Events ONLA ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY BREAKFAST FORUM

Monday, January 16, 2–2:45 pm Learn about important updates at the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, including elections to the Board of Directors. Free admission with MGIX badge.

Tuesday, January 17, 6:45–7:45 am Talk industry trends and issues while networking with other landscape professionals. Pre-registration required. $30, $25 before December 23.

ONLA AWARDS CELEBRATION & DESSERT RECEPTION Sunday, January 15, 7–8:30 pm Celebrate the recipients of the 44th annual Landscape Awards, ONLA Professional Awards and ONLA Scholarships. Enjoy desserts and coffee. Free admission. Sponsored by

OPENING NIGHT PARTY Monday, January 16, 4–6 pm Kick off your after-hours experience and join attendees and exhibitors on the trade show floor! Enjoy a free concert by Hat Trick. Free admission with MGIX badge. Cash bar. Sponsored by

TUESDAY NIGHT HOEDOWN Tuesday, January 17, 6:30–8:30 pm Hop on the complimentary shuttle and head over to the Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory for a behind-the-scenes tour, bluegrass music, great food, poker, cash bar, and a few more surprises! Pre-registration required. $20, $15 before December 23.


Show Floor NEW THIS YEAR

Receive hands-on training with the tools you need to do your job well in the ONLA Garage. Included with your tradeshow pass.

Challenge your peers to a round of “Are You Smarter than a Green Industry Pro?” trivia in the Garden Lounge.

Learn from expert arboriculture educators during demonstrations in Climbers’ Corner. Education pass required.

Check out the latest innovations in the New Product Showcase at the front of the hall.

GARDEN PROMENADE

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS

CLIMBERS’ CORNER

ONLA GARAGE

GARDEN PROMENADE

GARDEN LOUNGE

REGISTRATION

ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE

NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE

300+ EXHIBITORS Search them all and plan your tradeshow route at mgix17.com or download the MGIX mobile app.


The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association 72 Dorchester Square, Westerville, OH 43081

Stay in Columbus The Hyatt Regency 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 800.233.1234 Code: Ohio Nursery & Landscape

Register Now! Register online at MGIX17.com or call 847.957.4258 by December 23 and save! Through Dec. 23, 2016

After Dec. 23, 2016

ONLA Member Non-Member

ONLA Member Non-Member

3 Day

$189

$259

$259

$329

Drury Inn & Suites 88 East Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215 800.325.0720 Code: Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association 2017

3 Day (group 5+)

$169

$239

$239

$309

1 Day

$159

$229

$229

$299

Educator (3 day)

$85

$105

$105

$125

Student (3 day)

$35

$55

$55

$75

Trade Show Only

$15

$20

$25

$30

Hilton Downtown Columbus 401 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 614.384.8600 Code: ONLA17

Hoedown

$15

$15

$25

$25

Lunch Buffet

$15

$15

$15

$15

Landscape Industry Breakfast $25

$25

$30

$30

OCNT Course, Book & Exam $200

$400

$200

$400

Hampton Inn & Suites 501 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 614.559.2000 Code: ONL

Landscape BootCamp

$195

$225

$195

$225

Visit www.mgix17.com for links to online reservations

Explore the City With 100+ restaurants and bars and the vibrant Short North Arts District within walking distance of the convention center, there’s no shortage of after-hours activities. Check out experiencecolumbus.com for more info.

MGIX 2017 Planning Guide  

January 16–18, 2017 MGIX welcomes nursery & greenhouse growers, landscape designers and contractors, arborists, retail gardens, and turf and...

MGIX 2017 Planning Guide  

January 16–18, 2017 MGIX welcomes nursery & greenhouse growers, landscape designers and contractors, arborists, retail gardens, and turf and...

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