2020 National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Conference

Join Us for the 2020 Extension Master Gardener Coordinator’s Conference! This conference is completely focused on equipping and supporting EMG coordinators to achieve excellence in Extension programming and volunteer engagement. We plan to give you information, resources, and content that you can immediately take home and put to use.

Sponsored by the Extension Master Gardener National Committee and hosted by University of Tennessee Extension

Knoxville, TN – Sept. 14 -17  

Registration is open!

Fees: $230 for regular conference (Sept. 14 – 16), $70 for post-conference tour (Sept. 17)
All sessions and workshops filled in order of registration.

After August 15, 2020, all registration fees increase by $20.

Online link to register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21610_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1844&SINGLESTORE=true

Link will take you to a UT e-marketplace site. At the bottom of the first page, you will click the Add to Cart button for the regular conference or conference with tour. You will then be taken to a page that enables you to enter contact and payment information and complete the registration.

Registration for the conference is $230 and includes:

                • Dinner and opening session on Monday the 14th
                • Conference on Tuesday with breakfast and snacks (lunch on own)
                • Conference on Wednesday with breakfast, lunch, and snacks
                • Post conference tour is optional and requires an added fee

Conference Hotel
Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville
$129/ night
530 South Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
https://knoxvilledowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-GARD

Locations and Addresses:

Monday: UT Gardens- UTIA Campus
2518 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Tuesday, Wednesday: Jackson Terminal
213 W Jackson Ave
Knoxville TN, 37902|

Thursday: Tour will begin and end at hotel

Please complete registration by August 15th, 2020

Conference at a Glance

Monday, Sept. 14th Held at UT Gardens pavilion on the UTIA campus
4:00-4:45UT Gardens Tour (optional)
5:00-7:00Dinner and opening session – includes welcome by TN hosts, EMGNC and coordinator awards
Tues., Sept. 15th Jackson Terminal - downtown Knoxville
Morning session
9-12 am
Telling the EMG Story- Evaluation and Impact assessment
- Presentations from the Impact and Assessment committee
- Presentations from EMG coordinators nationwide
LunchOn your own- downtown Knoxville is all walkable from Jackson Terminal
Afternoon session
2-5 pm
Communication Tool Workshop- Putting your data to work
- Engaging elected officials
- Putting your data to work workshop (blogs, FB, Twitter, Video, Instagram, print)
5-6 pmRegional Mixer
Wed., Sept. 16th Jackson Terminal- downtown Knoxville
Morning session
9-12 amThe EMG Coordinator Toolkit- Retaining Volunteers
- National EMG coordinator study, volunteer retention and motivation
- Lightening round presentations on DEI and new audiences in EMG programs
Lunch (12-2)Networking lunch provided on-site/ Poster Session
Afternoon sessionNetworking lunch provided on-site/ Poster Session
2-5 pm Looking to the Horizon- The EMG program of the future