Experience in-depth education on Disease, Insect, and Growth regulator management, a tradeshow focused on grower needs, networking, and a hands-on tour.
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DIG Conference 2020

VIRTUAL – NOVEMBER 3-5, 2020

Take Your Integrated Pest Management & PGR Strategies to the Next Level

 

Join us online at the AmericanHort DIG Conference! You’ll experience in-depth education on Disease, Insect, and Growth regulator management, meet industry peers, and learn the latest strategies and best practices in pest control, plant health, and PGRs. You’ll walk away with an expanded green industry network and actionable solutions for the challenges you are facing in your operation.

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EDUCATION

DIG boasts four tracks of in-depth education from world-class speakers on topics such as growth regulator best practices, biologicals, new products and technology, sanitation, and more. Education will be offered both live and on-demand at this virtual conference.

Hemp ManagementNew this year! Pest and disease identification and management education specifically for hemp growers.

NETWORKING

Connect with other industry professionals and engage in peer-to-peer activities during the Coffee Chats, DIG Deeper Panel Discussions, and Industry Interaction Roundtables. Let us help us connect you to industry peers and find new ideas and solutions for grower challenges.

DAILY SCHEDULE

DAY 1 – NOVEMBER 3 | DISEASES

9 AM | On-Demand Sessions Available

Diseases

Insect & Mite Pests

Plant Growth Regulators

Hemp Pests & Diseases

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | Welcome Orientation & Coffee Chat
Join us to kick off the conference, get a preview of events, and meet other attendees at this virtual meet & greet.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | DIG Deeper Panel
A discussion on current issues in plant health around advocacy, regulations, and research.

1 PM – 4 PM | Live Education on Diseases

DAY 2 – NOVEMBER 4 | INSECT & MITE PESTS

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | Industry Interaction Roundtable Discussion
Come network at this topical, peer-to-peer roundtable discussion on issues related to Disease, Insect, and Growth Regulators.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | DIG Deeper Panel
Join us for a panel discussion on current IPM challenges and solutions from growers across the nation.

1 PM – 4 PM | Live Education on Insect & Mite Pests

4 PM | Jeopardy! DIG Evening Event
Grab a beverage and join us at our evening event to play DIG Jeopardy!, meet new people, and compete for “best plant geek shirt”.

DAY 3 – NOVEMBER 5 | PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS & HEMP PESTS AND DISEASES

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | Industry Interaction Roundtable Discussion
Join us for a topical, peer-to-peer discussion on issues related to Disease, Insect, and Growth Regulators.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | DIG Deeper Panel: Plant Growth Regulator Challenges
Hear from our panel of growers as they take on the topic of PGR challenges in their operations.

1 PM – 4 PM | Live Education on Plant Growth Regulators and Hemp Pests and Diseases

Plant Growth Regulators Live

Hemp Pests & Diseases Live

4 PM | Conference Wrap Up
Join us for our conference wrap up to talk about lessons learned and celebrate a successful conference!

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EDUCATION

The DIG Conference boasts four comprehensive tracks of on-demand and live education geared towards taking your skills to the next level. With tactical topics in the world of disease, pest management and biocontrols, growth regulators, new technologies, sanitation, IPM strategies, and more, you’ll walk away with the latest strategies and best practices to help your greenhouse perform better.

Click here to see all DIG speakers and education sessions

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New this year! Hemp Pests and Diseases

With the limited number of tools in the hemp grower’s toolbox, planning and executing an effective management strategy for your hemp crop can be a challenge. In the Hemp Education Track, join fellow growers and leading researchers in the discovery of effective methods for managing the health of your hemp crop.

Diseases

Diseases can have a huge impact on a grower’s bottom line, especially in ornamentals. From mildews to root rot, the Diseases Education Track will cover strategies for disease control through cultural, chemical, and biological management.

Insect & Mite Pests

Take your defense to offense with the Insect & Mite Pests Education Track. These sessions will cover a range of topics from insecticide rotation to new pests to be on the lookout for.

Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs)

Plant Growth Regulators can be one of the strongest, and most difficult to manage, tools in a grower’s toolbox. The PGR Education Track will help growers determine how to effectively use PGRs in their greenhouse through the exploration of the latest research and methods from industry experts.

Click here to see all DIG speakers and education sessions

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REGISTER NOW

Register for the virtual DIG Conference and take your IPM & PGR strategies to the next level with in-depth education and grower-focused networking events.


MEMBER PRICING
$449*

Discounted pricing for AmericanHort members

PREMIUM MEMBER PRICING
$379

Discounted pricing for AmericanHort Premium Members. Contact AmandaH @AmericanHort.org for the discount code

MEMBERS-ONLY GROUP PRICING
$1149

Discounted pricing for up to 5 individuals from an AmericanHort member company

NON-MEMBER PRICING
$649

Become an AmericanHort member and save $200

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*Are you an AmericanHort member who is an educator or student? Contact AmandaH@AmericanHort.org for information on Academic pricing.

THE POWER OF AMERICANHORT MEMBERSHIP

As a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association, you will be connected to the mentors, leaders and knowledgeable resources you need - when you need them - so that you can Perform Better day in and day out, Grow Faster than you ever dreamed possible, and Prepare both Yourself and Your Business for the Future.

If you’d like to save $200 on your DIG registration and receive all the great benefits of membership in AmericanHort, join us today.

RESOURCES FOR ATTENDEES

We have created several tools for DIG Conference attendees to help ensure you have a great experience.

DIG ATTENDEE GUIDE

Written specifically for event attendees, the DIG Attendee Guide is full of tips from how to schedule your day, to making sure your technology best supports your experience.
DOWNLOAD THE DIG ATTENDEE GUIDE - Coming Soon

DIG FACEBOOK GROUP

When you register for DIG, you will get an exclusive invite to the AmericanHort DIG Facebook Group for conference updates, peer-to-peer sharing, and more! You can access the group link in your confirmation email or request to join below.
REQUEST TO JOIN

DIG ZOOM BACKGROUNDS

Many of the DIG Conference Networking events will take place over Zoom. Want a fun virtual background? You can download any of the backgrounds below for DIG or your next virtual meeting.

ENABLING VIRTUAL BACKGROUND ON ZOOM

Download step by step instructions on how to apply a virtual background in Zoom.
DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

PREVENT INTERRUPTIONS WHILE ATTENDING DIG


DOWNLOAD DOOR SIGN - Coming Soon
DOWNLOAD DESK SIGN - Coming Soon

RESOURCES FOR SPEAKERS

SPEAKER MARKETING TOOL KIT

Download the Speaker Marketing Tool Kit for social graphics, banners, speaker signature lines and more.
SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE - DOWNLOAD
DIG POWERPOINT TEMPLATE - DOWNLOAD
DIG DIGITAL BANNER & EMAIL SIGNATURE - DOWNLOAD
DIG RECTANGLE SOCIAL POST - DOWNLOAD
DIG SQUARE SOCIAL POST - DOWNLOAD

DIG SPEAKER GUIDE

For the answers to all of your questions on speaking at DIG, download the DIG Speaker Guide. Speakers at the DIG Conference will also receive the DIG Speaker Guide via email.
DIG SPEAKER GUIDE - DOWNLOAD DIG SPEAKER GUIDE

PRESENTATION RECORDING TIPS & TRICKS

What aspect ratio should you use for your presentation? What should your background look like? Find answers to these questions in more in these Video Filming Tips & Tricks.
VIDEO FILMING TIPS & TRICKS

If you have any questions, please contact the AmericanHort education team.
Holly Scoggins, HollyS@AmericanHort.org
Meagan Nace, MeaganN@AmericanHort.org

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum System Requirements:

1024 x 768 screen resolution minimum
1.4 Mbps internet connection minimum
Allow Flash
Disable Pop Up Blockers
Disconnect from a VPN (if possible)

PRINT TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

DOES YOUR SYSTEM MEET THE REQUIREMENTS?

Perform a quick system and webinar system test to find out if your system meets the minimum system requirements.
System Test
Webinar System Test
Please note: This system check covers standard platform functionality. It does not cover requirements for any 3rd party services that may be integrated into the experience. Verify the domains listed below in the Technical Requirements are not blocked by your personal or corporate network.

DEVICES

Laptop, computer (Mac or PC) or tablets (Android or IOS) are supported.

INTERNET BROWSER

This is a virtual, browse-based experience. If you are using an older, or unsupported Operating System, Internet Browser, or version of Flash, you may experience decreased performance. We recommend Chrome or Firefox as the most stable and consistent browsers for accessing the virtual environment.

FIREWALL

An automatic system test is available that will check connectivity of the domains listed in the detailed System Technical Requirements (below).

BANDWIDTH

Sufficient bandwidth at each office location is necessary. Estimate total bandwidth required by multiplying the numbers of computers connecting to an event by the above bit rate estimate. If network bandwidth is a concern, we recommend accessing the environment in groups, thereby reducing the total number of individual streams to an office.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

A strong, wired broadband connection with a speed of at least 1.4 Mbps. You may view the virtual experience on a slower connection, however, some users may experience load times that are longer than normal with larger content items, such as High Definition video streams.
We recommend:

- A strong Wi-Fi connection or hardwired internet connection is recommended
- Disconnect from VPN or corporate networks (if possible).
- Close any unnecessary applications.
- Refrain from browsing the internet, streaming media and/or downloading large files during this time.

WORK FROM HOME EMPLOYEES

Connect to the internet using a network cable rather than using a wireless network. If a corporate VPN is used, confirm that the above network traffic is not directed over the VPN. If it is, have users turn off the VPN while attending the event.
PRINT TECHNOLOGY REQUIRMENTS

Thank you to our sponsors

Arbico Organics, Biobee- inspired by nature, DRAMM, Fine- Excellence in PGR Technology, Gowan USA- Turf & Ornamental, IPMLABS, OHP- Partners with solutions, PACE- Plant Health Advocates, Sygenta Ornamentals- Tomorrow Today, Syngenta Flowers

Interested in sponsoring the DIG Conference? Contact Elizabeth Williamson at ElizabethW@AmericanHort.org or (614) 884-1204 to secure an opportunity today.