This link posted above is to a North American Japanese Garden Association newsletter, which has more news about the up and coming international conference in Chicago in mid-October.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a wonderful host. Specialized workshops and tours will be held pre- and post-convention in the Chicago and Rockford area.
For more information, contact the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel (503) 222 1194. On-site and one-day registrations are also available.