2023 Central Region Kansas City Conference Registration

06/02/2023 08:00 AM - 06/03/2023 10:00 PM CT


  • $260.00  -  Early Bird Conference ($225) + Speaker Series ($35)
  • $225.00  -  Early Bird Conference


DoubleTree by Hilton
10100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210


The ACS 2023 Central Region Conference will take place from June 2nd - 3rd, 2023 in Overland Park, KS.

While on-line registrations are preferred, checks with the registration form can be mailed to Gary Guardia at 1208 Creekmoor Dr. Raymore, MO 64083. The Central Region Conference printable registration form can be found HERE.

April 10th Early Bird Registration Ends
May 10th Regular Registration Ends, Special Room Rate at the DoubleTree Ends, Refund Requests End
June 1st Open Gardens
June 2nd Speaker Series (optional pre-event) and Conference
June 3rd Conference
June 4th Open Gardens

Please see the Coniferite or ConiferSociety.org for all the latest details of the event.  Here is a summary of the pertinent information effective January 1st, 2023.

There will be an optional Speaker Series Friday morning to afternoon.  Several speakers will present at the  hotel and lunch is included.  The cost of this "pre-event" is $35.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Overland Park, KS is hosting.  Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible and by May 10th.  The hotel is expecting a full weekend and there are a limited number of two-queen-bed guest rooms available.  Book on-line at www.doubletree.com or call (913) 451-6100 and ask for the American Conifer Society room block, code CDTCS6.  It's important to specify our room block so the American Conifer Society gets credit for the booking.  The special rates of $129/night (king) or $139/night (2 queens) plus tax are available for stays during May 30th through June 6th timeframe.

If you plan to bring plants/merchandise for the auction, want to volunteer in any way, or have questions about the event, please contact Deb Guardia at [email protected] or (217) 390-0184.

Is your membership current?  This event is only open to current members and their guests.  If you need to renew your membership or join, please visit www.conifersociety.org to complete your membership.  Annual membership dues start at $40 per household (1-2 persons).

Please contact Deb Guardia as soon as possible if your plans change.  Refunds will be issued minus a $50 cancelation fee per person until May 10th.  No refunds after May 10th, 2023, and no registrations at the event.

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Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 2nd


Saturday, June 3rd


8 am - 8:30 am

Check-In for Speaker Series

6:30 am - 7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am - 2 pm

Speaker Series w/Lunch

8am - 4pm

Bus Garden Tours/Nursery Stop/Lunch

9 am - 4 pm

Auction Setup

5 pm - 6 pm

Social Hour

4 pm - 5 pm

Check-In for Conference

6 pm - 10 pm

Dinner/Silent Auction/Live Auction

5 pm - 6 pm

Social Hour



6 pm - 10 pm

Dinner/Keynote Speaker/Silent Auction Opens






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