IGIA Summer Conference & Annual Membership Meeting 

Summer Conference Ottawa

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!


Holiday Inn Express
2850 Columbus St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815.320.2230

ROOM BLOCK INFORMATION: We have a small block of rooms associated with our event. The rate is $114 per night.  To make reservations within the IGIA room block, you will need to call the hotel directly and state that you are with Illinois Green Industry.  If you make a reservation through the corporate Holiday Inn website, they cannot connect your reservation to our group and you will not get the group rate.




Friday, July 23

1:00PM - 3:30PM
IGIA Committee Meetings
Your committee chairperson and/or board liaison will be in touch with you about the meeting agenda.  If you are not currently involved with a committee and would like to join, contact Kellie Schmidt to determine the best fit.

4:00PM - 5:30PM
IGIA Annual Membership Meeting
All employees of active IGIA member companies are encouraged to attend.

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Group Dinner & Celebration
The Lone Buffalo Restaurant & Tap Room by Tangled Roots Brewery
812 La Salle St | Ottawa, IL 61350

Lone Buffalo

Saturday, July 24 

Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a variety of activities in the Ottawa area including:

Generously Sponsored By

Hortica logo Home Nursery Creative Garden Services
 Midwest Groundcovers  Midwest Trading  National Nursery Products
Kankakee Nursery Co  Compeer Financial  Hoffie Nursery


Sponsor benefits include:

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