InVigorateU 2022

January 18-19, 2022 

NEW Location

DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive | Bloomington, IL 61701


Monday, January 17
3 - 6pm - Exhibitor Setup

Tuesday, January 18
8:30 - 9:30 - Keynote
9:45 - 5pm - Education Sessions
6:30 - 9pm - Social Event

Wednesday, January 19
8:30 - 9:30 -  Keynote
10:00 - 4pm - Education Sessions

InVigorateU Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Register for your exhibit space by August 20, 2021 and get a discount of $50 off your rate. But, don't delay because you'll these spaces sell out every year and there are only 30 available!  We've got a new layout this year at the new conference center, so you'll be asked to select your preferred location.  We'll give first priority booth selection to the vendors who exhibited with us in 2020.  We will process space selection as registrations are received with payment.  As we receive sponsorship commitment, we'll note the exclusive sponsorships that have been sold.  If there's an idea your company wants to pursue that you don't see on the sponsorship form, let's make it happen.  This event is all about trying new and different things to make it a great experience for everyone involved!


About the Event

InVigorateU is an annual event that not only provides great speakers and continuing education credits, 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 different this year. 

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Day one is devoted to the element that unites all diverse segments of our industry – Plants! We love them and we seek to do better by them. 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.

On day two, we break it down and get in the weeds with tracks specific to your professional needs and interests. Follow one track all day, or feel free to pick and choose the sessions that best suit your needs.

Growers will cover a variety of topics, from what you need to know about cannabis in the industry to HR and labor issues. For the Landscape Architects, we've teamed up with ASLA Illinois to create a track for that will meet your continuing education needs while learning about successful native gardens, sustainable practices, and more.

On both days, we offer irrigation training, presented by Hunter Industries, to help irrigation contractors satisfy the continuing education requirements required by Section 892 of Illinois Plumbing code.  


Reach more attendees
with an ad in the
Event Program Book!

How Can Your Company Get Involved?

The Illinois Green Industry Association invites you to take advantage of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities

  • Premier or Gold Level Sponsorship
  • Sponsor an Education Track - Prime visibility with your target segment!
  • Support the Social Event (offsite) through sponsorship
  • Keep attendees caffeinated with a Coffee/Tea Sponsorship
  • Lunch Sponsorship - an important time for collaboration
  • Place an ad in the Event Program Book 


InVigorateU Committee

Committee Chair: Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery Company
Board Liaison: Brian Aaron, National Nursery Products
Kevin Collins, Chalet
Kim Hartmann 
Abby Jacobs, Home Nursery Inc
Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries
Mike Mennenoh, Mariani Plants
Devon Kane, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center