January 17-18, 2023

Call for Presenters in 2023

Illinois Green Industry Association is looking for dynamic, experienced speakers to present education sessions at our premier education conference in Bloomington, IL.   LEARN MORE


Doubletree HiltonDoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701


About the EventInVigorateU_2022

InVigorateU is an annual event that not only provides great speakers and CEUs, but also offers a chance to take time away from your crazy schedule to focus on what worked last year and what you might want to do differently this year. 

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Day one is devoted to the element that unites all diverse segments of our industry – Plants!  Join your peers and industry experts for sessions devoted to putting more of the right plants in the hands of the public, and ensuring they thrive long after they are planted.  In the evening, join us for the Dinner & Trivia Event to relax with old friends and make some new ones! 

On day two, we get in the weeds with tracks specific to your professional needs and interests.   In 2023, we'll offer breakout sessions for growers, garden centers, irrigation contractors, and the team members in all of our businesses that handle marketing and sales. Follow one track all day, or feel free to pick and choose the sessions that best suit your needs. 

Schedule at a Glance

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Setup
8:30am - 9:30am
8:30am - 9:30am
  8:00am - 5:00pm
Irrigation Continuing Education
8:00am - 5:00pm
Irrigation Continuing Education
  9:00am - 12:00pm
ICN Pro Exam
10:00am - 4:00pm
Education Sessions
  9:45am - 5:00pm
Education Sessions
  6:00 - 9:30pm
Destihl Dinner & Trivia Event


Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors!

Premier Sponsor

Compeer Financial


Event Sponsor

   Hortica logo LandscapeHub


Irrigation Education Growers Education Retail Education
Hunter  Hoffie logo Garden Illinois



Destihl Dinner & Trivia Sponsors

 Star Roses and Plants

Lunch Sponsors  
Mariani Plants  home logo
Lurvey Landscape  Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply
Cedar Path  

Coffee / Tea Sponsors

J Frank Schmidt

National Nursery Products
Chalet Hinsdale Nurseries

 Lanyard Sponsor


Davey Tree Co


Supporting Sponsors

Dayton Bag & Burlap - Learn More
Goodmark Nurseries - Learn More
Kankakee Nursery Co - Learn More
Midwest Groundcovers - Learn More
Midwest Trading - Learn More
SiteOne Landscape Supply - Learn More
Stoneleaf Nursery - Learn More


Thank You 2022 InVigorateU Exhibitors!

Hoffie Nursery Power Planter Inc  Proven Winners
Compeer Financial  Midwest Trading  Chicago Region Trees Initiative
IL Department of Agriculture     Midwest Groundcovers Goodmark Nurseries
Cedar Path Nurseries Twixwood Nursery  Carlin Horticultural Supplies
Johnson's Nursery  Wilson Nursery and Landscape Supply       Mariani Plants
SiteOne Landscape Supply  Unilock  St. Louis Composting
National Nursery Products King Nursery Forrest Keeling Nursery
Russo Power Equipment  The Davey Tree Expert Company  Home Nursery Inc
Stoneleaf Nursery Hunter Industries  Plantpeddler
Kankakee Nursery Co Spring Grove Nursery  



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DoubleTree by Hilton

10 Brickyard Dr
Bloomington, IL 61701

InVigorateU Committee

Committee Chair: Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery Co  
Board Liaison: Brian Aaron, National Nursery Products  
Kevin Collins, Chalet
Kim Hartmann, Rosborough Partners
Abby Jacobs, Home Nursery Inc
Cathy Schroeder, Mariani Plants
Devon Kane, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center