Welcome to Out of Chicago Botanic

Sunday, August 29th

4:00-5:30 pm

Hotel and Conference Check-in

5:30-7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Embassy Suites Atrium

7:00-8:00 pm

Opening Group Dinner

Embassy Suites Atrium

8:00-9:00 pm

Presentation

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Anne Belmont

Monday, August 30th

7:30-11:30 am

Everyone meets at their assigned location at the botanic garden between 8:00 and 8:15am. For those with the transportation package, meet the bus in front of the Embassy Suites at 7:30am. Meet the bus to return to the Embassy Suites at 11:15am.

Field session

Sensory Garden and Woods

Jamie Konarski Davidson

Field session

Rose Garden

Monica Royal

Field session

Japanese Garden

Harold Davis

Field session

Heritage Garden

Anne Belmont

Sarah Marino

Field session

English Walled Garden

Gerri Jones

Field session

Enabling Garden

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Field session

Circle Garden

Jackie Kramer

Field session

Bulb Garden

Alan Shapiro

11:45am - 12:45 pm

Group Lunch

Embassy Suites Courtyard

1:00-2:30 pm

Presentation

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Harold Davis

3:30-6:30 pm

Mini workshop

Lake Forest Room

Alan Shapiro

Mini workshop

Ravinia Room

Jackie Kramer

Field session

Sensory Garden and Woods

Monica Royal

Field session

Rose Garden

Jamie Konarski Davidson

Gerri Jones

Field session

Heritage Garden

Harold Davis

Field session

Enabling Garden

Sarah Marino

Field session

Native Plant Garden

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Field session

Circle Garden

Anne Belmont

Chris Smith

8:15-10:00pm

Presentation

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Presentation

Ravinia Room

Monica Royal

Presentation

Lake Forest Room

Anne Belmont

Tuesday, August 31st

7:30-11:30 am

Field session

Sensory Garden and Woods

Gerri Jones

Field session

Circle Garden

Jackie Kramer

Field session

Native Plant Garden

Sarah Marino

Chris Smith

Field session

Heritage Garden

Alan Shapiro

Monica Royal

Field session

English Walled Garden

Harold Davis

Field session

Enabling Garden

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Field session

Butterfly Garden

Anne Belmont

Chris Smith

Field session

Bulb Garden

Jamie Konarski Davidson

11:45-12:45 pm

Group Lunch

Embassy Suites Courtyard

1:00-2:30 pm

Panel discussion

Embassy Suites Courtyard

Join hosts Chris Smith and Chrissy Donadi for an inspirational discussion with our instructors. This session will strike the balance on being thought-provoking, fun, interactive, and may even have a game and a few prizes!  It’s your opportunity to ask questions and discover a few takeaways for your photography in an informal, campfire-like conversation. 

We’ll be live-streaming and recording this as the first episode of our all-new Out of Chicago Show.

3:30-6:30 pm

Mini workshop

Lake Forest Room

Monica Royal

Mini workshop

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Alan Shapiro

Field session

Heritage Garden

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Field session

Greenhouses

Sarah Marino

Chris Smith

Field session

English Walled Garden

Jackie Kramer

Field session

Enabling Garden

Gerri Jones

Anne Belmont

Field session

Crescent Garden

Jamie Konarski Davidson

Field session

Circle Garden

Harold Davis

8:15-10:00pm

Presentation

Deerbrook Room

Gerri Jones

Presentation

Lake Forest Room

Jamie Konarski Davidson

Wednesday, September 1st

7:30-11:30 am

Field session

Sensory Garden and Woods

Sarah Marino

Field session

Rose Garden

Anne Belmont

Field session

Japanese Garden

Jamie Konarski Davidson

Field session

Heritage Garden

Jackie Kramer

Field session

English Walled Garden

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Field session

Butterfly Garden

Monica Royal

Chris Smith

Field session

Crescent Garden

Alan Shapiro

Field session

Circle Garden

Gerri Jones

Field session

English Walled Garden

Harold Davis

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Group Lunch

Embassy Suites Courtyard

1:00-2:30 pm

Presentation

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Jackie Kramer

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Mini workshop

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Gerri Jones

Field session

Sensory Garden and Woods

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Field session

Rose Garden

Jackie Kramer

Harold Davis

Field session

Heritage Garden

Chris Smith

Field session

Fruit and Veggie Garden

Alan Shapiro

Field session

English Walled Garden

Anne Belmont

Sarah Marino

Field session

Enabling Garden

Monica Royal

Field session

Circle Garden

Jamie Konarski Davidson

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Presentation

Deerbrook Room

Alan Shapiro

Presentation

Lake Forest Room

Jackie Kramer

Presentation

Lincolnshire Room

Harold Davis

Thursday, September 2nd

8:30- 9:30 am

Presentation

Embassy Suites Ballroom

Sarah Marino

10:00-11:00 am

Hotel check-out

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Photocrawl

Rose Garden

Lou Nettelhorst

Todd Nettelhorst

Photocrawl

Heritage Garden

Chris Smith

Anne Belmont

Photocrawl

English Walled Garden

Gerri Jones

Sarah Marino

Photocrawl

Circle Garden

Alan Shapiro

Monica Royal

Photocrawl

Enabling Garden

Jackie Kramer

Jamie Konarski Davidson

Upcoming conferences

OUT OF ACADIA 2021

October 10-14, 2021

OUT OF DEATH VALLEY

January 26th-30th, 2022

Out of Chicago LIVE! 2022

March 11-13, 2022

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