The 2022 Symposium was a huge success.

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The International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society invites you to register for the 2022 IWGS Symposium to be held in Naples, Florida from August 24 to August 28, 2022.

Together with our host partner, the Naples Botanical Garden, we are planning 3 full days of activities. Come celebrate 25 years of the New Waterlily Competition, and join us at the growing tanks and participate in the popular vote.

The Full Conference Registration fee of $525 per person (Early Bird) includes the Symposium fee and ALL events, meals, & bus rides. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDED ON JULY 23, 2022. The late registration fee, effective July 24, 2022 is $575.

The One Day Conference Registration fee of $97 per person is valid for Friday, August 26, 2022 only, and includes seminars, lunch and dinner with guest speaker. Registrations must be received by August 10, 2022.


Hotel rooms are not included in this symposium price. We have secured a group discounted room rate of $149 per night for attendees, with included breakfast and hospitality suite at the Hyatt House Naples , 1345 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102. This rate is valid until July 23. If you are driving, and are a registered hotel guest, the $1 daily parking fee is included in your room rate.

Please book online at Copy this link into your browser if the link does not take you to the hotel site. The group code for the hotel is G-IWGS.

*Conference Cancellation & Refund Policy: There are no refunds for the full Symposium registration after July 24th, 2022. Cancellations before July 24th will incur a $50 administrative fee.

Naples, Florida USA is home to beautiful gulf coast beaches, shopping, dining, preservation areas and so much more.

We are looking forward to seeing you in person again, renewing friendships and sharing memories!

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Malcom Wright feeding sugar cane to hungry performers
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The IWGS Annual Symposium is filled with educational seminars, networking opportunities, great food, and plenty of fun. Speakers from all over the world provide the latest information on waterlilies and all things water gardening. Past Symposia have been held in Canada, China, France, Germany, Thailand, the UK, and the US. This page will continue to be updated with more previous Symposium history.

If you have photos of any previous Symposium and are willing to share them on the IWGS website, please contact [email protected].

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