How are proposals evaluated? 

The Program Selection Committee awards top scores to abstracts meeting the following criteria: 

 Purpose: Topic, intent, and learning outcomes are focused, well presented, and thoughtfully articulated 

 Presenter Rationale: Rationale for choosing presenters is focused, well presented, and thoughtfully articulated 

 Relevance: Topic and presenters represent a wide range of perspectives, regions, and garden sizes/budgets/mission 

 Audience Engagement: The most appropriate in-person audience engagement format is identified to allow full exploration of the topic 

 Virtual Engagement: The most appropriate virtual session structure is identified to deliver content in an accessible and engaging way 

Impact: Topic is trending, important and timely, highly relevant to the intended audience, and has strong potential to catalyze audience