2018 DGA Winter Conference
January 22 - 24, 2018
Orlando, FL


Online registration is available here

Early Bird (Until December 15)
Member: $420
Non-Member: $815

Regular (After December 15)
Member: $470
Non-Member: $865

Full conference registration rates apply to the first two attendees.  Any additional registrations from the same company over and above the first two receive $100 off of their registration.

DGA members: registration requires you to enter in your company's username and password to receive the member rate. If you have forgotten your login information, please contact Ashley at ashamp@asginfo.net.

Schedule of Events

The 2018 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL is an event you won’t want to miss. Our hotel, the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, is next to Disney Springs and has shuttle access to the parks, making this event the perfect getaway for your entire family! For a complete Conference Schedule, please click here. To see our 2018 Winter Conference Promotional Brochure, click here.

Attendees can look forward to terrific speakers, interesting round table discussions, and great networking opportunities. Here’s just a sample of our speakers:

  • Lee Cockerell, former EVP of Operations at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Lee will be presenting his speech “You Can Create Disney Magic Too!”
  • Lou Mongello, host of WDW Radio will touch on social media and/or live videos.
  • Eric Darden, Area Manager at Disney Horticulture, presenting “Horticulture at the Happiest Place on Earth!”
  • Beth Yovino, Talent Acquisition Director for the US division of Hays, presenting "Hiring and Retaining Millennials."
  • Teresa Watkins, Sustainable Horticultural Environments, will touch on Gardening in Florida.

Hotel Information

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort 
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Orlando, FL 32830

DGA conference attendees are eligible to receive a special rate of $149/night for a single/double room, plus a $10/night resort fee (fee covers wireless internet in rooms and general areas, transportation to Disney theme parks, 800 and local telephone calls, use of fitness center, tennis courts, etc.).  This rate is only available until Thursday, December 21, 2017 or until the block is full.  Reservations can be made online here or via telephone at 800-624-4109. Be sure to reference the Direct Gardening Association when making your reservation.  All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Specially Priced Disney Group Tickets

DGA Conference attendees are eligible to receive pre-arrival savings of 10% on Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets. These tickets include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one of the following (additional details are listed on the web site): 

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • A round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course  

To take advantage of these savings, you must buy your tickets by 5 PM EST on 01/21/2018. To purchase tickets click the banner below!

Exhibit Opportunities

Attending companies have the opportunity to participate in a small table top exhibition at the event.  The purchase of a table top includes a 6 foot table, two chairs, a sign and a wastebasket.  A registration to the event is NOT included. For more information on becoming an exhibitor, please see our Exhibitor Contract

Sponsorship Opportunities
Interested in becoming a conference sponsor?  There are plenty of opportunities available to suit your promotional needs.  For more information, please review the sponsorship flyer.  

DGA Would Like to Thank our Generous Sponsors 
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Brookside Marketing

Sargeant House Design