InVigorateU 2022

Save the Date

January 18-19, 2022 


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 Committee Now Accepting Speaker Proposals

IGIA members and industry partners are invited to submit proposals for education sessions to be held during InVigorateU 2022. Session categories include Plants Day, growers breakout, marketing & sales breakout, retail breakout, landscape breakout. If you have a dynamic and engaging topic idea in one of these categories, we encourage you to submit your proposal by Friday, March 12, 2021.

Submit Your Session Proposal Now

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.  


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How Can Your Company Get Involved?

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

  • Premier or Event Level Sponsorship
  • Sponsor an Education Track - Prime visibility with your target segment!
  • Support the Social Mixer through sponsorship
  • Keep attendees caffeinated with a Coffee/Tea Sponsorship
  • Meal Sponsorship
  • 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, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, & Garden Center 
Abby Jacobs, Home Nursery Inc
Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries
Mike Mennenoh, Mariani Plants
Devon Kane, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center