A Speaker’s Bureau???

I just got back from the ISA meeting (that’s the International Society for Arboriculture) in Portland. 2000+ attendees, great talks, and lots of networking. One of the ideas that came up in late night discussions (always the best time for ideas!) was using this blog as a clearinghouse for speakers. So here’s the plan:

Our speaker’s bureau will be limited to those individuals who present current, relevant, science-based information in their presentations.  I’ll create a new category for the blog called “Speaker’s Bureau” and each person who provides information will get an individual posting there.

We hope that groups who are planning meetings or conferences would use this list to select speakers who can provide high-quality content of interest to gardeners and professionals (arborists, landscape architects, landscape managers, restoration ecologists, etc.)

If you’re interested in being included for this resource, let me know. I’ll discuss the particulars with my GP colleagues and we’ll get this up and running!

4 thoughts on “A Speaker’s Bureau???”

  1. Joseph, I do know that database, but one must pay to have oneself listed. Since many of us academic types don’t charge anything for speaking (other than travel expenses), I figured a free listing would be welcome.

  2. Dr. Chalker-Scott, I’m interested in being listed, but unsure of your criteria. I have given a number of local talks, including several at the annual Kansas Extension Master Gardener cont ed. meeting. Most are on hardy roses or old garden roses and sustainable rose practices, although I also have a basic peony care presentation and a presentation about garden writing and blogging.

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