Exhibitor registration now open for the 63rd annual INLA trade show
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Exhibitor registration now open for the 63rd annual INLA trade show

The event will take place from Feb. 25-27, and the deadline for payment is Jan. 3.

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According to an announcement, Iowa State’s annual Shade Tree Short Course is teaming up with the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association’s Trade Show. The partnership incorporates INLA’s long-standing trade show into the traditional ISU Shade Tree Short Course educational sessions.

The Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association will host an afternoon of training specifically designed for INLA members. The day will feature Iowa Certified Nursery Professional (ICNP) certification testing and a continuing education program for current ICNP’s. View full conference agenda online provided by ISU Extension.

Online – Register online for the INLA day to make payment with a credit card, check, money order, purchase order or ISU intramural.

Mail – You can register by mail, print a registration form and mail to Iowa State University, Registration Services, 1601 Golden Aspen Dr. Ste 110, Ames, IA 50010.

Change in plans – If you cannot attend the INLA day you may send a substitute (please let us know in advance who will be substituting). If you cancel your registration on or before Feb. 14, your registration fee will be refunded less a $20 processing charge. No refunds will be made after Feb. 14. Cancellations or substitutions must be submitted in writing to registrations@iastate.edu.

ICNP testing

Iowa Certified Nursery Professional (ICNP) testing is being held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Scheman Building in Ames. The ICNP continuing education class is also held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Ames. Please click here (link coming soon) to download the registration form OR call the INLA office at 515-262-8323 for questions.

Membership/scholarship reception and auction

The annual membership dinner and scholarship auction will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Reiman Gardens. All proceeds from this event go to INLA horticulture scholarships. All are invited to join trade show attendees in a relaxing environment for networking and entertainment.

Exhibitor information

Exhibitors may tear down their booths between 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. Carts will be available in the ground floor lobby of the Scheman Building to transport your materials to your vehicles. If you have materials which need to be shipped back to your organization, please pack them in an appropriate container or box, place a pre-paid shipping label on the outside, and leave at your exhibit table. Building staff will ship it back to you via your preferred carrier the following business day.

2020 hotel information

The Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association is not responsible for making hotel reservations for exhibitors or sponsors during the annual trade show. INLA reserved a block of rooms at the Country Inn & Suites in Ames. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations for your stay.  Hotel cutoff date for discounts is Jan. 24. Mention INLA when booking to receive a discounted rate of $109/per night + tax.

  • Hotel: Country Inn & Suites
  • Phone: 515-233-3935
  • Address: 2605 SE 16th St, Ames, IA 50010

Sponsors

Sponsors help support the conference in a variety of ways which include the ICNP trade show preview and reception on Tuesday, the hospitality hour and the dinner and scholarship auction.

INLA would greatly appreciate any help you can provide us this year. All contributions of $200 or more (that are received by Monday, Feb. 10) will be listed in trade show materials, INLA newsletters and on the INLA website.

Download exhibitor packet

Download exhibiting map – see page 2 of 2020 packet (sold booths are marked with a star).

*Attendee registration is not yet available