Mark Your Calendar: January 14-15, 2019

InVigorateU is an annual education event geared toward those looking not only for continuing education credits, but also for practical and productive learning in an efficient yet robust “let’s get to work” environment. 

On day one, we bring together in one room, the architects & designers, growers & nurseries, greenhouses, arborists, garden centers & retailers, business owners & managers, educators & students, governmental entities and other industry organizations to focus on the centerpiece around which our entire industry revolves – plants, plants and more plants!  VIEW SCHEDULE

Everyone in our industry comes together as one to learn side-by-side, to cultivate new business relationships that cross traditional industry segments and to network with colleagues, customers and competitors.  

This year we are excited to offer new irrigation training, presented by Hunter Industries, to help irrigation contractors satisfy the continuing education requirements required by Section 892 of Illinois Plumbing code.  LEARN MORE

On day two, each segment breaks out into their respective educational tracks to dig deeper into the details that are specific to their professional discipline and industry interest.  Together, the two days of vigorous education serve to inspire and motivate our participants so they leave eager to embrace the new season! VIEW SCHEDULE


Registration deadline is January 4, 2019. Registrations received after January 4 at 5pm will be processed with a $25 rate increase.

  • Full-day registration includes lunch and the IGIA Social Mixer.
  • Irrigation registration does not include meals or the social mixer, except for those taking the 16-hour course. The two-day registration includes lunch both days and the social mixer.
  • If you are a planning to attend education sessions and a four-hour irrigation course, you must register for a full day under “All Other Green Industry Professionals” and indicate your desired irrigation course.

If you prefer to register using a fillable pdf, CLICK HERE

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel before 12/21, your registration will be refunded in full. After 12/21, although not refundable, registration can be transferred to a coworker.


Event Location

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Center of the ISU Campus
201 Broadway
Normal, IL 61761
Ph. 309-862-9000

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Discounted Room Rate: $121 per night
If you call the hotel to make your reservation, you must tell them you are with Illinois Green Industry Association to get the rate.

Room block & reduced rate deadline: December 28, 2018. 


InVigorateU 2019 Exhibitors & Sponsors Registration

The Illinois Green Industry Association invites you to take advantage of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at our premier education event in 2019!  Exhibitor space sold out the last three years! First priority will be given to last years’ exhibitors.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Flyer
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Online Registration


2019 Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Compeer logo   Hortica logo  


Education Sponsors



Belgard logo

Social Mixer Sponsors


unilock logo

 Davey Tree logo

Meal Sponsors



FX logo

Kankakee Nursery

Home Nursery logo

 Mariani Plants
Wilson Nurseries logo  

Presentation Sponsor


National Nursery Products


 Lanyard Sponsor


Davey Tree Co



Supporting Sponsors

Goodmark Nurseries - Learn More
Hinsdale Nurseries Inc. - Learn More
Russo Power Equipment - Learn More
Spring Grove Nursery - Learn More



InVigorateU Committee Members
A special thank you to those who bring this event to life!

Larry Rea, Belgard
Kim Hartmann, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, & Garden Center 
Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries
Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery
Mike Mennenoh, Mariani Plants
Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center
Committee Chair:
Mark McWilliams, CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles