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About the AHTA 2022 Annual Conference

Renaissance in Bloom: Reimagining and Revitalizing Horticultural Therapy

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri, for the 2022 AHTA Annual Conference. Pre-tours will take place September 8, followed by the Annual Conference September 9–10. At this time, we are planning for an in-person event. After the events of the past two years when we had to cancel or hold the conference virtually, we are excited to have the opportunity to re-connect, re-vitalize, and re-imagine the work of horticultural therapy.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Room Block information is available below. 

Covid Safety Guidelines

AHTA will be following federal and state CDC guidelines for large gatherings at the conference. We encourage individuals to make the best decision to support their personal well-being and to respect the comfort level of those around you. We understand that the COVID situation is still a concern for many, so masks will be available, but will be optional. 

All attendees and guests will be subject to all venue rules and regulations in place at the time of the conference. For more information on our policies, click here.

2022 AHTA Conference Keynote Speaker - Abra Lee

Abra Lee is a speaker, writer, and author of the forthcoming book “Conquer The Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers.” She has spent a whole lotta time in the dirt as a municipal arborist and airport landscape manager. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times and Veranda Magazine. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University College of Agriculture and an alumna of the Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture professionals.

2022 AHTA Conference Plenary Speaker - Rob Reiman


A devoted environmentalist who serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Giving Grove. Rob retired from Deloitte Consulting after having nearly 30 years of consulting services that revolved around the transformation of legacy-based technology and operations to world-class capabilities. His consulting experience spanned the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise-wide technology solutions and the associated organizational improvements. After having provided consulting services to many of the largest multi-national companies in the world, Rob is now engaging in environmental policy, programs, and projects that support a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world. 

Conference Details:

September 9–10, 2022
Optional Pre-Tours on September 8

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Marriott Country Club Plaza 
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 

$149 I Book Before August 16, 2022