InVigorateU is an annual all-industry education event for all segments of our industry including:

  • Landscape Architects & Designers
  • Growers, Nurseries, Greenhouses
  • Arborists
  • Garden Centers and Retailers
  • Business Owners, Managers, and Future Owners
  • Irrigation Contractors
  • Turf Professionals
  • Landscape Contractors, including Foremen and All Jobsite Employees
This event is geared toward those looking not only for continuing education credits, but also for practical and productive learning in an efficient yet robust “let’s get to work” environment. 
InVigorateU 2018 Logo

Back by popular demand, after a very successful debut in 2017, is “Plants Day”.   On day one, we bring together in one room, the architects & designers, growers/nurseries/greenhouses, arborists, garden centers/retailers, business owners and managers, educators/students, governmental entities and other industry organizations to focus on the centerpiece around which our entire industry revolves – plants, plants and more plants!  

Everyone in our industry comes together as one to learn side-by-side, to cultivate new business relationships that cross traditional industry segments and to network with colleagues, customers and competitors.  

On day two, each segment breaks out into their respective educational tracks to dig deeper into the details that are specific to their professional discipline and industry interest.  Together, the two days of vigorous education serve to inspire and motivate our participants so they leave eager to embrace the new season!

Click here for the full InVigorateU 2018 brochure

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Event Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors

Arthur Weiler, Inc. Midwest Groundcovers
Dunlap Enterprises, Ltd. Midwest Trading
Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply Ornamental Growers Association
Hinsdale Nurseries, Inc. Russo Power Equipment
JULIE, Inc, DIAL 811 Spring Grove Nursery


Thank you 2017-18 Committee Members

Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery Jon Maas, Unilock
Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries Austin Maas, Belgard
Mike Mennenoh, Mariani Plants Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center
Dr. Phaedra Weiler, Arthur Weiler, Inc Jim Melka Jr., Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center
Lauren True, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center Kim Hartmann, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery, & Garden Center 


Special thanks to IGIA Board Liaison - Mark McWilliams, CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles


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