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