Save the Date: Independent Plant Breeders Conference 2023 Will Be Held October 23-25

December 14th, 2022

Early bird tickets coming soon | Sponsorships available

Conference dates: October 23-25, 2023
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens | Denver, Colorado
Brought to you by Plant Select

Mark your calendar…

Plant Select is excited to host the 2023 Independent Plant Breeders Conference in Denver, Colorado this October! Please join us for educational sessions on plant breeding, bringing selections to market, and the latest market trends. 

The conference will be held from the evening of October 23 through October 25 at Denver Botanic Gardens (1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206). Suggested hotels will be shared as they become available.

What to expect

This conference is an exciting opportunity to learn about the newest-of-the-new techniques being used in plant breeding. Plus, you’ll have time to tour Denver Botanic Gardens and network with established and up-and-coming breeders—whether your interest is finding or promoting new plants.  

The 2023 Independent Plant Breeders Conference is designed for green industry organizations, agencies, businesses, professionals, educators, growers and researchers actively working to breed and market new plant introductions.

Speakers include

Dr. Alfred Huo | Assistant Professor/Plant Breeder, University of Florida

Dr. Matt Ritter | Director Cal Poly Plant Conservatory, Cal Poly

Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd | Professor, Extension & Research, Kansas State University

Guy Meachum | New Plant Development Manager, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Joseph Cahill, Ph.D., J.D. |  Executive Director, Ventura Botanic Gardens

Kelly Grummons | Owner/Breeder, Cold Hardy Cactus

Sean Hogan | Nursery owner, Cistus Nursery

Nick Shipley | Co-Owner, Chief Operations Officer, Civano Growers


Consider becoming a 2023 Independent Plant Breeders Conference Sponsor! 

As a conference sponsor, you’ll promote your business or organization to a targeted audience of conference attendees who are passionate about bringing new plants to market. This is a great way to showcase your support for independent breeders and achieve maximum impact with your outreach. 

Find your ideal sponsorship level here (PDF) >

Please visit and thank our current sponsors!

For more information

We’ll update this page as more details become available. If you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to Ross Shrigley of Plant Select at (970) 481-3429.