Schedule


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

The 2020 National Symposium Local Site Committee has been working hard to create an amazing visit to the Lancaster, PA area. Below you will find an overview of the *schedule to assist as you make your travel plans. Full details and registration information available on the links below. We can't wait to see you there!

PDF of National Symposium Schedule

Monday Education  |  Monday Tours 

Tuesday Schedule 

Wednesday Tours 

Thursday Schedule 

Friday Tours

*Schedule is subject to change.


MONDAY, AUGUST 3

Bus Tour #1, Northwest & York Tour - 7:15a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Bus Tour #2, Lancaster & Local Tour - 7:30a.m. - 4:15p.m.

Education - 9:00a.m. - 4:15p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In - 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

PPA Members Business Meeting - 5:30 - 6:30p.m. - NEW TIME! -

Discover Lancaster Night


TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Education - 7:45a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Trade Show and Silent Auction during breaks

Trade Show Social - 5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.

**Movie Night Out featuring Five Seasons: the Gardens of Piet Oudolf - 7:30 - 10:00p.m.

**Limited to 120 people


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Bus Tour #1, Growers & More Tour -8:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Bus Tour #2,  Legends Alive Tour - 8:15a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Bus Tour #3, Retail & Natives Tour - 8:45a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Longwood Gardens Visit - around 4:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

All bus tours conclude at Longwood Gardens arriving between 3:45 - 4:30p.m. for a self-guided tour with garden experts, dinner and fountain show until 9:30p.m. with buses returning to the hotel around 11:00p.m.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Education and New to the Market Forum - 7:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Trade Show and Auction during breaks

Exhibitor Move-Out - 1:00 - 4:30p.m.

Chanticleer Garden Visit - 2:00 - 9:30p.m.

Buses from hotel to Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, for self-guided tours and supper in the Garden until 8:00p.m. with buses returning to the hotel around 9:30p.m.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Exhibitor Move-Out - 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Bus Tour #1, Explore Maryland Tour - 7:15a.m. - 8:30p.m.

Bus Tour #2, Hidden Gems Tour - 8:15a.m. - 9:30p.m.

North Creek Nurseries Visit - 5:00 - 9:30p.m.

Both bus tours conclude at North Creek Nurseries arriving at 5:00p.m. for a tour and dinner until 8:15p.m. with buses returning to the hotel around 9:30p.m.



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