Plan It Native FAQ

Below are answers to frequently asked questions for Plan It Native.  Each year we’ll reevaluate our process to serve you better.  We invite and welcome your feedback as we grow!

Where can I get help with the registration form? How do I register more than one person?

We’ve produced this short video to walk you through the process. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out!
816-301-7545 ext. 703

Who should attend Plan It Native?

You! All are welcome. Whatever your experience with native plants, you will find resources to grow your knowledge.

Previous attendees include:

parks departments
landscape architects
students and educators
conservation agencies
nonprofit organizations
home gardeners

What is the schedule of events?

Monday, September 12
Plan It Native Kick-Off – In-Person Exhibit Hall/Social – Boulevard Brewing Company – 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 13
Pre-conference field trips in Kansas City metro area 9 am-1 pm Central Time

Wednesday, September 14
Noon-5 pm Central Time – Online Conference Sessions

Thursday, September 15
Noon-5 pm Central Time – Online Conference Sessions

Friday, September 16
8:00-1:00 Central Time – Online Conference Sessions

More details to be announced, including daily roundtables, speakers, beginners series, and three tracks of concurrent sessions per day. Can’t join us live? Recorded sessions are available for registered attendees for up to one year following the conference.

What if I have a schedule conflict?

Can’t join us live? Recorded sessions are available for registered attendees for up to one year following the conference.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! We will award conference scholarships as funds allow. Click here to apply.

In making award decisions, the committee will consider audience diversity, previous participation in Deep Roots & Plan It Native, and financial need.

Would you or your business like to sponsor conference scholarships? We would love to discuss with you! Please contact Tammy@deeprootskc.org.

Will you have Continuing Education Units available?

We will have CEUs approved for Landscape Architecture for sessions and field trips – see session descriptions for more details. For those needing CEUs for other affiliations – we will provide learning objectives for each session to assist you in self-reporting your credits – see the program pages for these. Please let us know what type of continuing education certifications you’d like to see at future Plan It Native events – and we will continue to refine our CEU offerings based on interest.

Can my organization exhibit at Plan It Native?

Yes! Virtual and in-person exhibit opportunities are available. See our Exhibitor page for more details, or contact Tammy@deeprootskc.org. Sponsorship opportunities may also include virtual exhibit space, or we can customize a package to meet your organization’s needs.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests received more than 7 days prior to the event will be honored in full. No refunds will be granted after September 7th, 2022.

Is there a student rate?

Yes! A reduced-price option is once again available! Please use your .edu email to register, or contact us to verify eligibility. Student registrations also include access to recordings for up to 1 year. See the registration page for more details on the student rate option.

Will you need volunteers?

Without people, the show cannot go on! We will need a handful of volunteers who are experienced with Zoom and have a reliable internet connection. Both on-screen and off-screen positions are available. Please email us to express your interest!

How is the virtual conference different from a webinar?

Plan It Native 2022 features in-depth sessions and discussion with regional and national experts, robust networking opportunities, a buzzing virtual and in-person exhibit hall, and more! You will have the opportunity to engage in two-way dialogue with speakers, exhibitors, and your peers virtually and in person. If you’re local to Kansas City or St. Louis, we invite you to join us for an in-person field trip!

My computer doesn't have a camera. Can I still participate without one?

Yes! During the regular sessions, only speakers and hosts will be on screen. (You can watch in your pajamas if you want – we won’t know!) Attendees can choose to be on-screen during speaker office hours, roundtable discussions, and in the virtual exhibit hall. If you don’t have a camera or prefer to keep it turned off, you can still see, hear, and be heard during these interactive portions.

My question wasn't listed here. Where can I find more information?

If we’ve missed something, please let us know so we can help. If you still have questions, please contact Sarah, our friendly conference coordinator, by phone or email:

Tammy Thompson 
816-301-7545 x 703

Can I really meet new people at a virtual conference?

We’ve made sure to include plenty of interaction opportunities! Within the virtual conference venue you can:

Customize your profile to tell others who you are and who you are excited to meet!
Browse profiles to connect with other attendees during or between sessions.
Meet and chat with speakers in small groups during “Office Hours” following the sessions.
Attend roundtable discussions with other attendees who share your interests.
There’s even an in-conference social media wall! Post about your favorite session, your current native plant projects, and more.

Who will be on-screen during Plan It Native?

During regular sessions, only the speakers and hosts will be on screen. Viewers will be able to submit questions, but won’t be visible to others. (You can watch in your pajamas if you want – we won’t know!)

You can choose to be visible and audible for conversations during speaker office hours, roundtable discussions, and in the virtual exhibit hall.

Do I have to commit to attending a single track of sessions?

We have loosely grouped sessions into broad topic areas, however, you are free to move from one track to another to participate in the sessions that most appeal to you!