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Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Educators Symposium

Schedule and location

Conference sessions:
Monday, May 20, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Arboretum tour:
Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Ill.
(at Interstate Highway 88 and Illinois Route 53, just west of Interstate Highway 355)

Fees and Registration

$195.00 member
$195.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

Registration closes May 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Group registrations, please email the Arboretum Registrar’s Office at Registrar-Ed@mortonarb.org.

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Educators who teach urban forestry, arboriculture, and other closely related fields are invited to the the Urban Forestry and Arboriculture Educators Symposium. Presented in partnership by the Arboricultural Research and Education Academy (AREA), the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and The Morton Arboretum, the symposium will bring together educators and researchers from across the country to advance urban forestry and arboriculture education.

The program features presentations and workshops on leading teaching practices; illuminating stories from the classroom; strategies for student recruitment and placement; pedagogy in the
classroom, in the field, and online; grantsmanship; and industry engagement. Build your network, take home solutions you can use and help set future directions for forestry education.  

The full program is now available! View the program on the Symposium website

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Course details

Notes: Limit 100
Cancellation and Refund Policy specific to S191 Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Educators Symposium: Refund requests must be received by email or postal by May 13, 2019. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable after May 13, 2019. Refund requests received by May 13 will be subject to a 10 percent processing charge.
Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies


Lodging and Transporation:

The conference hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois, 60532

  • To reserve a room please click here and enter code CM1, or call 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Educators Symposium..
  • Rooms in the block are $95 per night, not including taxes and fees.
  • There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved for the conference; please book your hotel rooms as soon as possible to receive the conference rate. The hotel block sign up has been extended! Conference block reservations will close May 10, 2019.
  • To reach the hotel from the Arboretum, drive south on Route 53 and turn right on Warrenville Road. Take Warrenville Road 2.6 miles and turn left on Corporate W. Drive. For guests staying at the hotel, shuttles will run from the DoubleTree by Hilton to the Arboretum in the morning and return from the Arboretum to the DoubleTree by Hilton at the end of each day's program.

The two closest airports to The Morton Arboretum are Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).  Please see the Maps and Directions page on the Arboretum website for additional information on getting to the Arboretum.