Registration and Lodging2019-05-09T15:16:34+00:00


Registration is now open for the 2019 conference! Click here to go to the registration page.

Registration rates are as follows:
General registration before June 27: $250
General registration after June 27: $300
Student registration: $180
Optional tour: $25

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 30, 2019.

Poster submission is part of the registration process. If you would like to present a poster during the October 8 poster session, please have the poster title ready, along with a few sentences describing how the poster is relevant to protecting pollinators, and how it is relevant to urban landscapes.


A block of rooms is reserved for conference attendees at The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth St, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

To make a reservation at the conference rate of $159 per night, please visit the hotel’s booking website using this link. The room block is open to reservations until September 16.

You may also call the Hilton Netherland Cincinnati at 1-800-445-8667 and request a room within the National Protecting Pollinators Conference room block (group code NPP). The room block is open to reservations until Monday, September 16th.

The Hilton Netherland Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, just two blocks from Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar stop, connecting popular Cincinnati destinations throughout the city. The Netherland Cincinnati has been Hilton’s #1 USA Food and Beverage hotel for six of the last seven years and is home to Orchids at Palm Court, which is Ohio’s only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant. The plaza is a national historic landmark with restored 1930s French Art Deco design, rosewood paneling and ceiling murals

Airport and Ground Transport

The closest major airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG. It is located in Northern Kentucky and is a short 20-30 minute drive to downtown Cincinnati

Another option is the Dayton International Airport, DAY, located north of Dayton and about is about an hour’s drive from downtown Cincinnati.

Taxi Services. While the Hilton Netherland does not offer a guest shuttle to and from the CVG airport, many taxis are available at the airport. Guests may also choose to use an Uber or Lyft ride service, which are easily found in Cincinnati and surrounding areas.

Cincinnati Bell Connector- Downtown Cincinnati Street Car. The Cincinnati Bell Connector is an electric streetcar operating in its first phase on a 3.6-mile loop connecting key communities in the city’s urban core. The streetcar runs up to 18 hours a day and 365 days a year. The Hilton Netherland Plaza is located just two blocks from the nearest streetcar stop.

For more information about streetcar routes, pricing and times, visit

Optional Tours

Conference registration includes the option to join a recreational tour on the afternoon of Wednesday October 9, after the conclusion of the scientific program. The tour includes travel to Spring Grove Cemetery, Smale Riverfront Park, and Rhinegeist Brewery. The $25 tour cost includes lunch, bus travel, and time at each destination. Additional details about the tour destinations can be found here.

About our Host: The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The Zoo was founded on 65 acres in the middle of the city, and has since acquired some of the surrounding blocks and several reserves in Cincinnati’s suburbs. The Zoo was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987 due to the significant architecture featured in the Elephant House, the Reptile House, and the Passenger Pigeon Memorial. The Zoo’s Reptile House is the oldest existing Zoo building in the country, dating from 1875.

The zoo is one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio. In a typical year, the Zoo’s horticulture team and volunteers plant 110,000 bulbs, 40,000 annuals and about 4,500 other plants, including trees and perennials of approximately 200 species and selections.

Rated by peer zoological parks as one of the best zoos in the nation–and just voted best zoo in North America by USA Today–the Cincinnati Zoo continues to set the standard for conservation, education and preservation of wild animals and wild spaces. More than 1.5 million people visit the Zoo annually. The Zoo features more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species, making it one of the largest Zoo collections in the country. The zoo is also home to the #1 Cincinnatian in 2018, Fiona the Hippo, who was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo in January of 2017.

To learn more about the Zoo’s many pollinator-related initiatives conducted through its Pollen Nation program, click here.

Around Cincinnati

Whether you’re looking for family fun or the city’s best craft brews, it can all be found in The Queen City. Visit for information on local attractions, dining, tours and more.

The Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference 2019 is planned jointly by Michigan State University, North Carolina State University, and the Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Garden.