InVigorateU is an annual education event for all segments of our industry including:

  • Landscape Architects & Designers
  • Growers, Nurseries, Greenhouses
  • Arborists
  • Garden Centers and Retailers
  • Business Owners, Managers, and Future Owners
  • Irrigation Contractors
  • Landscape Contractors, including Foremen and All Jobsite Employees

This event is 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 and 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!  

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.  

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!

Call for Presenters - We Want to Hear From You

We are looking for dynamic, experienced speakers to present education sessions at InVigorateU 2019.  Speakers should be experienced and engaging and offer a fresh take on the typical conference session. A passion for the green industry is a must, but valuable insights from other industries are welcome. Submissions should be made by using the form at the link below.  We are finalizing the agenda now, so don't delay in submitting your ideas for consideration!


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! Exhibitors receive a $50 discount for registering prior to August 1. Exhibitor space sold out the last three years! First priority will be given to last years’ exhibitors. Deadline for early bird pricing is August 1!

Register online or by mailing/faxing/emailing the form to our office by Monday, August 1 to get your discounted booth rate!  After August 1, prices will increase. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitor space was sold out the last two years, so don't delay! 

Early Bird Sponsorship & Exhibitor Flyer
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Online Registration

 View the 2018 Program Book

InVigorateU Program Book

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Event Sponsors

 InVigorateU Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Arthur Weiler, Inc. Midwest Groundcovers
Dunlap Enterprises, Ltd. Midwest Trading
Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply Ornamental Growers Association
Hinsdale Nurseries, Inc. Russo Power Equipment
JULIE, Inc, DIAL 811 Spring Grove Nursery


Thank you 2018 Committee Members

Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery Jon Maas, Unilock
Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries Austin Maas, Belgard
Mike Mennenoh, Mariani Plants Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center
Dr. Phaedra Weiler, Arthur Weiler, Inc Jim Melka Jr., Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center
Lauren True, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center Kim Hartmann, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, & Garden Center 


Special thanks to IGIA Board Liaison - Mark McWilliams, CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles


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