AAS Summit 2013: "Trialed in Canada!"

By Donna Dawson
6/8/2013 9:18:29 AM

Join All-America Selections in Ontario, Canada, for a 2 1/2 day event designed for AAS participants, supporters, AAS Display Gardens, trade media and garden writers to view the AAS flower and vegetable trials courtesy of local host trials and display gardens. Everyone can learn first-hand exactly what the extensive AAS trialing and judging process is all about and why it matters.

Ontario, Canada. Photo by: Flickr user Hobolens

In 2013, we will visit the Niagara Peninsula, which is the first time AAS has visited this area since 2004, and in that time span, we have added one more trial site at William Dam Seeds. So in addition to the trials at William Dam Seeds, we will also see AAS trials at the University of Guelph and Stokes Seeds. As a bonus, we will visit the expansive container trials at JVK, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and the impressive Vineland Research Station.

This trip is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the AAS Trialing process as we'll visit at least three different AAS Trial grounds where the on-site judges will give us a walkthrough of what they have seen thus far in their 2013 trials. It's an eye-opening experience to see each AAS entry and hear what the expert judges have to say about their garden performance compared to the other varieties that are planted side-by-side with our entries.

To register to attend.

Full Registration: USD$350; after July 19: USD$450

Monday/Tuesday registration: USD$180; after July 19: USD$280

Wednesday only registration: USD$170; after July 19: USD$270

Waterfront Hotel, Burlington, Ontario

Please make your reservations in the AAS Group block at the Waterfront Hotel website. Our negotiated room rate is CAN $129/night

Go to, click on reservation> groups> enter your group code ALLA, choose your room type and proceed to fill in the required information.

A confirmation letter will be sent via email within minutes.

You can also call the Waterfront Hotel Reservations Department toll free at 1-877-681-0767, available 24 hours.

Book early - room rates and availability not guaranteed after July 19, 2013. Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to the next available rate and will be extended based on availability. In order to guarantee your reservation, please provide a credit card number when making your reservation. Should you need to cancel your reservation, please do so prior to 6 p.m. the day before arrival to avoid any late cancellation fees.

Complete program details (PDF)

Extend Your Stay ideas (PDF)

Passport information

Regarding Registration Payment:

All registration costs are in USD$. Hotel rate is in CAN$. Payment by check must be from a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars.

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