ELA Conference 2017

ELA Conference – A Great Success!

The 23rd Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace took place  at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Hundreds of attendees were immersed in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts that support living landscapes. Conference conversations and evaluations all report the success of the event and reinforce that this event is a unique opportunity for education and networking with a strong ecological focus.

An event of this size and success is only possible with a dedicated committee of volunteers. Thank you to the conference committee for their many contributions to this magnificent conference.

Thank you to all of the attendees, speakers, panelists, and volunteers.

The synergy of these two days, dozens of presentations, and hundreds of conversations will ultimate benefit thousands of lives as the power of this knowledge and inspiration touch the earth more sustainably!

ELA Conference Coordinators
Kathy Sargent-O’Neill, Contractor/Facilities and Brochure Coordinator
Tara Mitchell, Brochure Co-author
Marie Macchiarolo, Member Profiles Coordinator 

Trevor Smith, Exhibitor Coordinator
Maureen Sundberg, Volunteer Coordinator
Angela Tanner, Speaker Liaison
Conference Committee Members
Kristin Andres
Tom Benjamin
Kerry O’Kelly
Dan Jaffe
Bob Walsh
Jamie Kelley
Theresa Sprague

Penny Lewis, Conference Chair