Japan’s Gift to the World –
Japanese Gardens as Global Phenomenon
Portland Hilton Hotel | Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2018
Optional tours before and after the conference
For over 1,500 years, Japanese garden art has developed throughout Japan’s islands and then across six continents. Join us for an international gathering of Japanese garden professionals, enthusiasts, academics and students to address our shared challenges in creating, adapting, renovating, maintaining and restoring Japanese gardens around the world. This conference will explore:
- relevance and functions of Japanese gardens in different settings throughout the world
- training in technical skills and cultural context for gardeners
- successes and issues in adapting to local conditions, restoration, and renovation
- defining the identity of Japanese gardens in the 21st century
- reaching new audiences
The conference will feature individual speakers and panels with simultaneous translation in Japanese and English as well as hands-on workshops in gardening skills. Scholarships will be provided for up to 50 students and beginning practitioners. Spend three days in vibrant downtown Portland with abundant museums, gardens, restaurants, shops, parks, and mass-transit. Some events will also be held at the renowned Portland Japanese Garden. Extend your stay to explore Oregon’s scenic wonders such as Willamette Valley wine country, Mt. Hood, Columbia Gorge, Oregon coast, and Cascade Mountains.
Conference Lodging –
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97204, USA
Map & Directions from Portland International Airport
Note: If the hotel website states that discounted rooms are not available, it may be only one of the nights you requested is not available. Most rooms are available Thursday through Monday, as well as a few before and after. Please try adjusting your desired dates to see which are available so you can proceed to book those and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to stay any additional nights that were not available and we can try to request more discounted rooms.
Registration Rates –
Portland Japanese Garden members and Conference Presenters:
please use the Discount Code you will receive via email.
Full 3-day Conference –
Members: $525 (Early Bird $425)
Non-members: $595 (Early Bird $525)
Presenters: $325 (no other discounts apply)
Single Day Registration –
Students (with Valid current ID): $75
Pre and Post Conference Tours –
Friday, Pre-conference Trip: $85 (includes lunch and transportation)
Tuesday, Post-conference Trip: $39 (includes 1-day transit pass)
Banquet & Reception-
Saturday, Banquet: $85
Sunday, Portland Garden Reception: $35
Early Bird pricing to run until July 31st at midnight Pacific Time. Registration ends Thursday, September 20th at midnight Pacific Time. Refunds for cancellations will be considered up to 14 days prior to the event. An administrative fee of 10% will apply.