CENTS 2016 - EventsCENTS Events

From the landscaper’s challenge, career fair, keynotes, industry awards and parties, CENTS is packed with exciting events for all!

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 Education Programs

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PROGRAM

This conference will run three full days from January 11-13, 2016.
Day 1
11 Jan 2016
Day 2
12 Jan 2016
Day 3
13 Jan 2016
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

CENTS Education Sessions

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Landscapers’ Challenge

The future of landscape design is now. Each year, this dynamic educational event enables aspiring student landscapers to showcase their creative visions for outdoor living. From water features to stone arrangements, nothing is out of bounds. So successful in showcasing young talent, this fun CENTS competition now serves as a...
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ONLA Garage Training Sessions

The ONLA Garage at CENTS 2016 provides free hands-on, technician-based training to help protect your equipment investments. Ensure that your team knows how to correctly operate, utilize and maintain equipment for optimal performance and longevity with instruction from expert technicians and manufacturing reps. Check out the ONLA Garage Schedule to see some of...
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KEYNOTE: Ecological Design at Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden focused on native plants that spans nearly 600 acres of natural lands, grounds, naturalistic and formal gardens. Travis Beck, Mt. Cuba’s Director of Horticulture, will present recent projects at Mt. Cuba that demonstrate the real world implementation of concepts from his book, Principles...
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Travis Beck

Industry Sector Roundtables

Our popular networking event combines topical round table discussions with traditional networking. Want to eat while you meet and greet, purchase your buffet lunch ticket in advance at the registration counters (no fee or pre-registration required). Landscape Business: Expert led roundtable discussions on employment, business plans, finance, pricing, outsourcing, training, start-ups....
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ONLA Business Meeting & Professional Awards

Organizational updates, board elections, professional awards, and scholarship recognitions and more. Free to attend.

KEYNOTE: Crisis Management: Community and Quality

Jeni Britton Bauer opened Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002 with the singular goal of making better ice cream. Today, she and team produce every batch with only the finest ingredients: milk from grass-grazed cows, whole fruits, vegetables, and herbs from nearby farms, as well as rare, carefully sourced ingredients...
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Jeni Britton Bauer
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CENTS Welcome Party

ONLA Landscape Awards Ceremony

The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association Presents the 43rd Annual Landscape Awards Program. Please join us Monday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center to see the winners announced. About the Landscape Awards Program The Landscape Awards Program encourages landscape contractors and landscape architects to continue their efforts to raise the industry’s...
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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KEYNOTE: Economic Trends Impacting the Green Industry in 2016

While the demand for green industry products and services has been picking up the last couple of years, the future of the green industry is still at a crossroads. Progress is being made, but there are many challenges looming. Join Charlie as he picks his way among the thorny issues...
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Charlie Hall

ONLA Garage Training Sessions

The ONLA Garage at CENTS 2016 provides free hands-on, technician-based training to help protect your equipment investments. Ensure that your team knows how to correctly operate, utilize and maintain equipment for optimal performance and longevity with instruction from expert technicians and manufacturing reps. Check out the ONLA Garage Schedule to see some of...
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CENTS Education Sessions

Stay on top of your daily schedule and classroom curriculum with our complete educational calendar, or download our mobile companion app!

ONLA Career Fair

CENTS brings the “best of the best” in Green Industry businesses from all over the country. Whether you are a student just diving into the world of “all things green” or looking for a new career path, check out all the possibilities, perks and networking this field has to offer....
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ONLPAC Party

GET READY FOR SUPER TUESDAY! The ONLA Board and Legislative Committee will be walking the show floor on Tuesday inviting you to support the PAC. There is no maximum contribution!  With every $20 donation you will receive an “I Back the PAC” sticker, complimentary beverage ticket* and a super hero PAC...
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Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: Greenhouse, Exhibit & Design Tour

Want an insider’s view of the 9,200 sq. ft. production greenhouse, Orchid Show and the Well’s Barn? Reserve your spot today to tour has three venues at FPC. In the greenhouse, we’ll learn how ventilation and other technologies support production of healthy plants for exhibitions, collections, the landscape and edibles...
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ONLA After Hours Party @ Brothers Bar & Grill

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration Open

CENTS Education Sessions

Stay on top of your daily schedule and classroom curriculum with our complete educational calendar, or download our mobile companion app!

ONLA Garage Training Sessions

he ONLA Garage at CENTS 2016 provides free hands-on, technician-based training to help protect your equipment investments. Ensure that your team knows how to correctly operate, utilize and maintain equipment for optimal performance and longevity with instruction from expert technicians and manufacturing reps. Check out the ONLA Garage Schedule to see some of...
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SPEAKERS

 

LOCATION

 

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER 

400 N HIGH ST, COLUMBUS, OH 43215

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800.825.5062

 

SPONSORS

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