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ELA webinars, workshops, tours, and conferences expand your knowledge, increase your skill set, and offer opportunities to build a network of like-minded contacts.

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ELA is sponsoring a 2023 Photo Contest.  Visit here to learn about how YOU can enter and get your talents recognized!

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ELA’s one- and two-day regional conferences offer cutting-edge knowledge, useful information, CEU’s, and invaluable opportunities for engagement with fellow professionals. Conference sponsors present their ecologically-focused products and services while supporting ecological education.

2023 Conference: Season’s End Summit – New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, MA

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 8:30 am

We look forward to a great Season's End Summit 2023 -- this hybrid event promises to be one that will be a highlight of your learning year!

2023 Conference: Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes – Longwood Gardens, PA

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 8:30 am

Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes promises to be a "must-attend" event for ecological professionals. The event is hosted by Longwood Gardens and all are invited to attend either in person or online!

2023 Conference: Ecological Plant Conference – Location TBD, NY

Friday, December 1, 2023 - 8:30 am

The 2023 EPC conference promises to be an exciting ecological event!

ELA 2024 Winter Conference & Eco Marketplace!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 12:00 pm

We hope to see you at ELA’s Annual Conference scheduled for February 21 & 22, 2024! We are thrilled to be celebrating our 30th year in this collective relationship together and as a nod to that, this year’s theme is PEARLS OF WISDOM.


Attend a focused event on an ecological topic. From native plants to alternative lawns and carbon sequestration to water conservation, there’s a topic sure to pique interest and imagination. Taught by experts in their fields, classes focus on tools for creating the ecological landscape you envision.

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Eco-tours & Workshops

In-person and hands-on opportunities to explore ecological landscapes can be an invaluable experience. Professionals involved in designing and installing ecological landscapes act as Eco-tour hosts, guiding small groups of attendees, providing context, and answering questions. Hands-on workshops bring concepts to life with opportunities for practical experience.

2023: Eco-Tour – Green-Wood Cemetery

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 10:00 am

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds, and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 570,000 permanent residents.

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ELA hosts two webinar series over the course of the year. Wednesday Walks in the Garden offer ecological topics to garden enthusiasts and are available for free to both members and non-members. A Focus on Sustainability is an interactive webinar series geared to the needs of landscape professionals and gardeners with both new presentations and the extensive webinar archive available for free to ELA members. Webinars are developed in collaboration with several like-minded, ecologically-focused regional organizations and feature sustainability topics from experts across the country.

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