Chicago, Ill., January 16-18

The 2008 Mid-Am Trade Show is being held at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Attending Mid-Am opens a window of opportunity to see for yourself what’s new, what works and what sells.

• Buying Power—save time and money by seeing a variety of products in one place to compare prices and services.

• Business Relationships-increase contacts from more than 600 suppliers and thousands of attendees.

• Current Trends—see the latest and greatest fresh new products and services in person to stay inspired

• Educational Programs—choose from the vast educational sessions, meetings and seminars to stay informed and improve productivity that may ultimately result in better customer service and business decisions.

• Network—explore solutions to challenges by mingling with the broad spectrum of horticultural professionals-growers, designers, sellers, managers and more.

• Future Resources—meet new horticultural graduates at the Career Center to see what the future holds for the industry.

• Convenience—everything is in one place that is easy to access, just in time for the new season.

For information or to register, call 800-223-8761, e-mail mail@midam.org or visit www.midam.org online.

Industry Meetings & Seminars

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

All American Day Lily Growers 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. HRC

Mid-Am Pre-Show Management Workshop • Communicating With Your Team 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. HRC

IGIA Board of Directors 11 a.m. HRC

Mid-Am Exhibitor Reception 6:30 – 8 p.m. HRC

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

ANLA Wholesale Plant Sales Professionals 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. HRC

Mid-Am Educational Classes 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

All American Day Lily Growers 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. HRC

Mid-Am Midwinter Conference 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lakeside

ANLA Horticultural Standards Committee 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

HRI Executive Committee 10 – 11:45 a.m. Lakeside

Mid-Am Keynote Address: Rob “Waldo” Waldman: Proud to be Your Wingman 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

IGIA Past Presidents’ Luncheon 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. HRC

IGIA Hispanic Relations Committee 12 – 1 p.m. Lakeside

HRI/EF Investment Committee 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lakeside

HRI Mechanization & Applied Technology Committee 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Lakeside

IGIA Team GOALS Recap 4:30 – 5 p.m. HRC

IGIA Semiannual Meeting (open to all IGIA members) 5 – 6:30 p.m. HRC

HRI Fund Development Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. HRC

IGIA/ICN Pro Reception(open to everyone) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. HRC

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

WNGA New Ideas for Growers 7:45 – 9 a.m. Lakeside

All American Day Lily Growers 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. HRC

IGIA Retail Committee Round Table Forum 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Lakeside

Plant Collecting Collaborative 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. HRM

Mid-Am Midwinter Conference 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

ANLA Town Meeting 9 – 10 a.m. Lakeside

ALCA PLANET Certification Exam 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lakeside

HOPE Program 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

ANLA PAC/Legislative Committee 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

Mid-Am Student Career Center 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lakeside

Northern Illinois Tree Specifications Committee 12 – 3 p.m. Lakeside

IGIA Hispanic Relations Forum & Luncheon 12 – 3 p.m. Lakeside

HRI Board of Trustees 1:30 – 4 p.m. Lakeside

WGIF Board of Directors 1:30 – 4 p.m. Lakeside

Southern Illinois University Event 3 – 5 p.m. HRM

Invasive Species Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. Lakeside

NAPPO Membership 3:30 – 5 p.m. Lakeside

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Alumni & Friends Reception 5 – 7 p.m. Lakeside

ILCA Member Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. HRC

WGIF Awards Banquet 6:30 – 9 p.m. HRC

IGIA GIPAC Event (open to everyone; requires special ticket) 7 – 10 p.m. Navy Pier

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

ANCA Board of Directors 7 – 9 a.m. HRC

Mid-Am Exhibitor Advisory Committee 7:30 – 9 a.m. Lakeside

Irrigation Association CID Step 2 Exam 8 – 11:30 a.m. Lakeside

Irrigation Association CID Step 3 Exam 8- 11:30 a.m. Lakeside

Irrigation Association CLIA Exam 8 – 11:30 a.m. Lakeside

Irrigation Association CGIA Exam 8 – 11:30 a.m. Lakeside

Mid-Am Midwinter Conference 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

ICN Pro Exam 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lakeside

All American Day Lily Growers 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. HRC

Irrigation Association CIC Exam 12:30 – 5 p.m. Lakeside

Irrigation Association CID Step 4 Exam 12:30 – 5 p.m. HRC

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

All American Day Lily Growers 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. HRC

Educational Sessions

To help move ahead in your career, Mid-Am continues to offer essential educational sessions that provide you with opportunities to learn and grow, some of which are eligible for CEUs.

Mid-Am Education Partners

As an added dimension, several related programs and associations have partnered with Mid-am to offer more in a way of providing career-enhancing skills and continuing education credits. Sign up for any of these classes using Mid-Am’s registration. Mid-Am Education Partners include:

• Green Roof Accreditation Program

• Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)

• Irrigation Association (IA)

In addition to the education partners, Mid-Am continues to offer the Management Workshop and Midwinter Conference to create a comprehensive schedule of educational seminars that offer the following benefits:

• Features speakers that are the best and brightest in their field

• Programs that keep you informed of the latest green industry issues and trends

• Flexible registration options to help you get the most out of your Mid-Am experience

• Continuing education credits (CEUs) for eligible classes and sessions

CEUs are available for the following classes and sessions:

• Management Workshop

• Midwinter Conference Sessions: Arbor Track sessions, Golf Course Turf Track sessions, Landscape Design Track’s Designing Trees in Urban Spaces

• Green Roof Class

• Irrigation Association Classes

Exams

In addition to classes offered through Mid-Am’s registration process, there are a number of exams offered by the Irrigation Association, as well as other associations. Registration for these exams are handled by the individual association. Visit www.midam.org for a complete schedule.

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