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HILA Annual Conference

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ONLINE Registration Fee will not be available Wednesday, October 26th Saturday Nursery Tour but ONSITE registration will still be available Friday Morning
ONLINE Registration for the Conference will not be available on Thursday, October 27th
but ONSITE registration will still be available Friday Morning

*7:30-8:30 am Registration and Tradeshow
*8:50-9:00 am Welcome, Christian Renz, President HILA
*9:00-10:00 am Plenary / David Tamura, David Y. Tamura Associates, Inc
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*10:00 -11:00 am
Hannah Lutgen, Extension Agent University of Hawaii-Manoa, Maui Cooperative Extension
Pests and Diseases of Ornamental Plants

Matthew Ritter, Phd. and Jenn Yost, Phd, Professors of Botany,
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obisco
Hawaii’s Most Commonly Grown Trees and How to identify Them

*12:15-1:30 pm Lunch and Tradeshow

*1:30-2:30 pm
Don Hemmes, Phd. Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Hawaii-Hilo
Fungi in the Landscape

*2:40-3:40 pm
Clifford Vianzos, Business Development Manager, Echo Incorporated
Battery Tools: a Time and a Place for Them

Saturday Nursery Tour
Saturday October 29,2022

8:30 to 10:30 am / Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary / Host: Norm Bezona
73-73-1865 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
10:45 to 11:45 am / Ili Kupono Gardens Nursery & Farm / Host Caz DiMarco
73-4261 Laui Street, Kailua-Kona HI 96740
11:45 to 12:45 LUNCH PROVIDED
12:45 to 3 pm / Hawaiian Gardens / Host: Kelly Greenwell
73-4279 Pukiawe Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

COST $35.00

CEUs For Attending the Conference
5 ISA Certified Arborists CEUs
5 Landscape Industry Certified Technician CEUs
5.25 Arborist CEUs for Attending the Saturday Nursery Tour

$35.00 – $155.00

October 27 @ 7:30 am 9:00 pm


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62-100 Kaunaʻoa Dr
Waimea, Hawaii 96743 United States
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(808) 880-1111
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Trade Show Exhibitor Levels

  • 3 brief lunch speaker slots will be available to vendors to highlight products/services to
    conference attendees. Priority order for limited slots will be Koa, Ohia, Milo.

Want to sponsor the conference without an exhibit? Options below.

 For more information or if you have questions please
contact Ty McDonald, tym@hawaii.edu or 808-322-4884.

Become a HILA member today for the opportunity to save on 2022 conference fees and to continue education course fees in 2022 To pay for membership online or to download a membership form, click here.

Since HILA’s inception of holding conferences in 2010, HILA, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, has presented an annual conference and trade show at the Hapuna Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast. This one-day educational event is the premier annual conference for all members of the Big Island green industry:  landscape architects, designers, nursery growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, arborists, suppliers and educators.  The Trade Show features the latest products and services offered by numerous landscape vendors in Hawaii. Speakers include local experts from the golf course, nursery and landscape industry, as well as the University of Hawaii. The conference provides an opportunity to earn valuable Continuing Education Units (CEU) for: