Association Policies

ACCESSIBILITY:

The Association is committed to making New Frontiers and all professional development content accessible for all. All presentations, whether in-person or in virtual formats, should consider accessibility and inclusive practices. 

Click here for advice on preparing and Delivering Accessible and Inclusive Presentations 

For any other questions regarding accessibility and accommodations in advance of events, email trosenbluth@publicgardens.org.


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

The American Public Gardens Association is committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected and appreciated. The Association also seeks to encourage and support its members in creating this same culture within their own institutions. 

Just as the gardens and landscapes we present are biologically diverse and engaging, we seek to consistently re-examine our professional values, modify our existing practices and remove barriers to being diverse and inclusive.


ANTI-HARRASSMENT:

The American Public Gardens Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience at Association events. We seek to provide a conference environment in which diverse attendees learn, network, and enjoy the company of other attendees in a professional environment. The Association does not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language, behavior, or imagery that renders discomfort in others is not appropriate. Those who violate these standards risk being immediately barred from further event participation or referred to appropriate authorities.


PRESENTER DISCOUNT:

All presenters are eligible for the member discount, whether registering before or after early-bird deadlines.