Summer Conference 2022

Traditionally, the IGIA Summer Conference is held at a location that allows everyone to get away from the business after a hectic spring season.  We all need a chance to relax, recharge, and reconnect with one another as colleagues and friends.  During the event, we host the Annual Membership Meeting, several group activities and dinners, and time for you to explore on your own or with friends and family.  We hope that all members of the green industry will take a well-deserved break and join us for some fun!


Courtyard by Marriott
700 Courtyard Dr
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 630.377.6370

ROOM BLOCK INFORMATION: We have a block of rooms associated with our event. The rate is $139 per night, on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29.  Deadline to access the discounted room block is June 28.

Group Events

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Heritage Prairie Farm

Heritage Prairie Farm is located amongst rolling farm fields in Elburn, IL. This stunning venue uses the organic produce grown in their fields in every meal for a truly farm-to-table dining experience. Cocktails and dinner will be served outside as we take in the beautiful surroundings.  In case of inclement weather, there is a beautiful, rustic barn on the property for our gathering.  Dinner will be served family-style and includes appetizers, two proteins*, dessert, beer, wine, and a signature cocktail.  Join us at this unique venue for great food and fellowship.

*A vegetarian option is available for those who require it.  Must be noted at the time of registration.

Heritage Prairie

Industry Tour of Campton Township Parks & Open Space

The Wasco Nursery & Garden Center has been a long-time supporter of the Campton Township Parks & Open Space in St. Charles.  They have put in many volunteer hours working on the natural spaces, which has included much restoration work and removal of invasive species.  We will join Matt Zerby and the Campton Township team for a tour of these open spaces to learn about the important work that's being done in this space and those who like it.  You'll learn about how our jobs in the industry impact this work and what we can do to support the larger effort.

Campton Park Open Space

Private Group Event at Kane County Cougars Game

We're hosting an IGIA party in a super suite at a Kane County Cougars game!  Enjoy your favorite ballpark beverage and sweet or salty treats in an area dedicated just to our friends enjoying the sights and sounds of America's favorite pastime.  Let's cheer on the Cougars as they take on the Milwaukee Milkmen. Your registration includes parking, beer, wine, and your favorite ballpark eats.

Kane County Cougars

Registration Costs

    IGIA/ILCA Member     Non-Member  
Heritage Prairie Dinner $75 $90
Campton Township Tour* $5* $5*
Kane County Cougars Game $65 $80

*Will be given to the township as a donation

IMPORTANT: ILCA members registering for this event should either use the printed registration form to receive member rates, or call the IGIA office to ensure your registration is processed correctly.  



Thursday, July 28

1:00PM - 3:00PM
IGIA Committee Meetings
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
3795 Campton Hills Rd
St. Charles, IL 60175

3:30PM - 5:00PM
IGIA Annual Membership Meeting
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
3795 Campton Hills Rd
St. Charles, IL 60175

Farm to Table Group Dinner - Cocktails will be served at 5:30; dinner served at 7:00
Heritage Prairie Farm
2N308 Brundige Rd
Elburn, IL 60119

Friday, July 29

9:00AM - 10:30AM
Industry Tour of Campton Township Parks & Open Space
Corron Farm
7N761 Corron Rd
St. Charles, IL 60175

11:00AM - 6:00PM
Free time for exploring St. Charles and Geneva - Activities include:

Private Group Event at Kane County Cougars Game
Northwestern Medicine Field
34W002 Cherry Lane
Geneva, IL 60134


Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors!

Silver Sponsors      
Hortica Wasco Nursery Midwest Groundcovers Midwest Trading
 Davey Tree  Hoffie Logo  GET Group  
Bronze Sponsors      
Creative Garden Services  SiteOne  Hunter  LandscapeHub
Doty Nurseries      


Sponsor benefits include:

  • Recognition in Trending Green eblasts
  • Logo on IGIA website
  • Logo in event promotional materials and onsite event signage