We want to thank our Sponsors for their support of the 2014 AHTA Annual Conference, recently held outside Philadelphia.  We were extremely proud and fortunate to have had Stephen Kellert, PhD as our 2014 AHTA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker.  Professor Kellert is a social ecologist and senior researcher at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  He has written several books and produced a documentary about biophilic design, the topic on which he will speak.  Biophilic design goes beyond sustainability to integrate and connect people wih their natural world.

George Ball, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., (known to most of us as Burpee Seed Company) was our Plenary Speaker on Sunday morning.  He spoke on "Horticulture for Health: Industry Leaders and Horticultural Therapists Collaborating in New Ways."  Mr. Ball has directed Burpee's development of breakthrough flower and vegetable varieties and helped foster the companies global charities.

Rounding out Conference was 30 presentations and workshops. 

In addition to the Sponsors listed on the right, the AHTA would like to also thank:

  • Legacy Health
  • Teresia Hazen, Med, HTR

for their contribution and assistance in making the 2014 Annual conference a success!


2015 AHTA Annual Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon!

Join us October 9-10, 2015 (pretours on October 8) in Portland, Oregon.  The RFP will be availabe soon and the Conference registration materials will be available in early spring.  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Roger Ulrich will be our Keynote Speaker.