Webinars

Free Online, On-Demand Webinars are presented by AIB board members, judges, and invited guest speakers.


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Webinar Archives -  You can watch these anytime at your convenience.


Doing a Tree Inventory with Volunteers

original air date - October 8, 2013

Tree inventories are essential to good management of your tree canopy, but they can be expensive. Master Gardener Coordinator Pam Bennett shares how community leaders are working with her master gardener volunteers to inventory trees with iTree, analyze the data, and present the findings to the people making budget decisions about tree maintenance and planting.

AIB Symposium & Awards Preview
original air date - July 25, 2013

Symposium chairperson, board member, and AIB judge Katy Moss Warner gives you a preview of talks, tours, awards, and excitement that you can look forward to at the 2013 annual AIB symposium and awards in Orlando, Florida, September 19-21.

Fighting Crime with AIB!
original air date - June 19, 2013

Presented by Dr. Charlie Hall

Research sugges that city environments with more green space may have lower crime levels. This webinar will provide an overview of what the verdict says from recent research on this subject. Budgets for cities and municipalities are tight, but participation in America in Bloom may be one of the best investments a city can make!

Making a Difference in Your Community
original air date - May 9, 2013

Presented by Dr. Charlie Hall

New research indicates that the individual efforts of a community have a synergistic effect. When you and your neighbors beautify and improve your landscape it has an exponentially greater impact on the community as a whole. This webinar will explore these findings and provide recommendations for communities in promoting these efforts!

So You've Registered for the 2013 Program - Now What?
original air date - March 14, 2013

AIB judge and awards program chair Jack Clasen shares what your next steps are now that you've registered for the program, and provides you with the an outline of what to do before the judges arrive.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

The Economic Benefits of Trees
original air date - December 4, 2012

Presented by Pamela Bennett, Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator.
When budgets are tight, money for urban forestry - planting and maintenance - tends to be hit first and sometimes hardest. Learn how to convince community stakeholders that the trees in your community have economic and environmental value.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Paint Your Town with Blooming Baskets
original air date - November 29, 2012

AIB board member and president of Flower Power Marketing Delilah Onofrey provides case studies of several America in Bloom participating towns and how they coordinate and maintain successful hanging basket programs. This webinar is especially helpful for those who are considering starting or building on their hanging basket program.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Make Sure You're Prepared for Participation
original air date - October 18, 2012

AIB national awards program chair Jack Clasen provides an overview of the America in Bloom program with helpful suggestions on how to get started. Topics include a brief introduction to the program, a quarterly calendar of how to prepare for the contest, and tips on gaining community support. This webinar is especially helpful for those who are not familiar with AIB as well as those who are coordinating the local effort.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

National Awards and Symposium Preview
original air date - August 22, 2012

AIB judge and board member Katy Moss Warner takes you on a virtual tour of everything new and exciting that the 2012 symposium has in store for you. From awards presentations to sessions and special presentations, the 2012 Symposium & Awards is a must-attend event!

And remember, the 2012 Symposium isn't just for AIB participants, anyone is welcome to attend!

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Part 2: More Than Just Pretty! AIB Benefits the HOMEOWNERS in Participating Communities
original air date - April 18, 2012

Presented by Charlie Hall, Ph.D

Homeowners living in communities that participate in the America in Bloom program see significant benefits from the beautification of their surroundings. This webinar provides convincing evidence of the impact the AIB program has on homeowners in participating communities and why beautification is vital to improving home values, reducing crime, improving residents' health, and more.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Part 1: More Than Just Pretty! AIB Benefits Communities in Diverse Ways
original air date - March 21, 2012

Communities that have participated in America in Bloom have all benefited directly from the beautification of their surroundings. But the benefits of AIB extend beyond the expected aesthetic benefits. Dr. Charlie Hall uses his vast industry experience and expertise to show how lives are changed significantly in terms of the economic, environmental, and health/well-being benefits of flowers, shrubs, and trees. This webinar provides thought-provoking evidence of the power of plants and why they are necessities in our lives, not mere luxuries!

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Best Ideas – Great Gifts to Give Your Town
original air date - January 26, 2012

Cindi Cope, AIB judge and chair of Fayetteville, Arkansas' multiple winning AIB efforts joins Evelyn Alemanni, AIB international judge, board member, and author of AIB's "Ten Years of Best Ideas" share ways to can engage your friends, neighbors, and local businesses to work together to complete some simple projects that will make a major difference.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

How to Get Started with AIB and Get Ready for the Awards Program
original air date - September 15, 2011

Chair of the AIB contest committee and master gardener, Jack Clasen addresses the benefits of participating in AIB along with providing many suggestions on how to get started in the program. Topics include: promoting your involvement in AIB, organizing a committee, developing the community profile, preparing for the judging visit, and getting support from the media and local leadership groups. This webinar is especially helpful for those who are not familiar with AIB as well as those who are coordinating the effort.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Strategies for Winning the AIB YouTube Video Contest
original air date - May 12, 2011

This webinar was presented by AIB board members/judges Evelyn Alemanni and Jack Clasen

Did you know that present and past America in Bloom participating towns can win $500 for their YouTube videos that show the benefits of AIB participation? Viewing this webinar gives you an edge on the competition. The presenters will share tips and tricks for creating a video that you can use to promote your AIB involvement and MUCH more.

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

Planning for the Judges' Visit
original air date - April 13, 2011

Jack Clasen and Bill Hahn, two highly experienced judges, guide you to develop the perfect itinerary for showing off your town when the judges arrive. Topics  include: how to prepare an itinerary, important areas to cover during the tour, tips on how to make the best use of the time the judges are in your town, and who should be leading different components of the tour. A sample itinerary is presented along with ample time available for questions. The webinar is also valuable for communities considering entering next year!

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

 
Engaging a Local AIB Committee and Developing the Community Profile

original air date - March 17, 2011

This webinar was presented by AIB Judge and Horticulture Consultant, Diana Weiner of Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania and AIB Board Member & Judge, Evelyn Alemanni of Elfin Forest, California.

Whether you've entered this year's AIB competition or are interested in entering next year, you'll learn all you need to know about pulling together and structuring an effective committee that will drive the AIB program in your town. You'll also learn about the benefits of a community profile and will receive pointers on how to use the AIB Word template to create your very own.


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AIB Success Stories - How AIB Helps Your Town

original air date - February 22, 2011

This webinar was presented by Cindi Cope, who led Fayetteville, Arkansas' AIB committee for many years and Bob Lund who was a uniting force in Arroyo Grande, California. Fayetteville has won their population category an unprecedented FIVE times. Arroyo Grande has participated in AIB for several years and has won their population category twice.

Learn what AIB has meant to these two communities in terms of beautification, livability, sustainability, and more. Check out this enlightening webinar and see what AIB can do for your community!

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

 
Jump Start Your Town's Urban Renewal with America in Bloom

original air date - February 4, 2010

Learn how participating in America in Bloom can help your town create synergy between various groups that leads to grassroots urban renewal and visible enhancements, often accomplished through the passionate efforts of hardworking volunteers.

This webinar, co-hosted by AIB's veteran judges/board members Evelyn Alemanni and Jack Clasen will allow you to:

* Hear how the America in Bloom program works.
* Learn how to get your community involved.
* Discover the benefits of participation.
* Get the advice you need to plant pride in your community!

To download the entire webinar file to your computer for later viewing or for a presentation click here and sign up for a free membership to Vimeo.

   

What is a webinar?

A webinar is an acronym for Web-based Seminar. Attending a webinar is like attending any seminar apart from the place where the event takes place.

Instead of meeting in a conference room we will meet in a virtual conference room on the web. Joining a meeting does not take long – just follow the instructions, which you will receive after you have registered.

Once you have logged in you can sit back and listen to the presentation on the phone while watching it on your screen. If you wish to ask a question you can virtually "raise your hand" by clicking on the hand symbol which will appear on your screen. or you can type your question directly into the questions area.


Webinar FAQ

How do I register for the webinar? Click the "register" link next to the webinar listing under Upcoming Webinars. After submitting your completed form you'll receive an email with a link to join the webinar at its scheduled time.

How do I join the webinar at the scheduled time? Click the “Join a Webinar” button or link in your confirmation email, which will be automatically sent to you after registering. You do not need to pre-install any software prior to joining the webinar.

How will I hear the presentation? There are two options to accessing the audio portion of the webinar, via a toll phone number or via your computer speakers. Details on both will be included with your webinar confirmation.

Do I need special software or need to install a program to attend the webinar? You do not need to pre-install any software prior to joining the webinar. You do need to make sure your computer meets the technology requirements listed below.

Technology requirements for a PC computer:

  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (Recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)
  • Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended), a microphone and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).
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