ELA 2023 Winter Conference & Eco Marketplace!
Wed, February 22 @ 12:00 pm EST - Thu, February 23 @ 7:00 pm EST
Looking for Innovative Landscape Solutions and Inspiration? Looking to learn, connect and BUILD RELATIONSHIPS?
Join ELA on February 22 & 23, 2023 for the 29th Conference & Eco-Marketplace – all online. We’ll energize your practice and prepare you for the season ahead with two full days of research, field-tested expertise, and innovative case studies.
This year, our theme is BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. This theme will give the ELA community a chance to hear about the importance of relationships as we interact with our lands, wildlife, plants, and each other. At ELA, we take pride in the relationships we build with speakers and members alike.
Wednesday – February 22
|BUILDING & MAINTAINING PLANT COMMUNITIES||RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE LAND|
|A Deeper Green: resilience in planting design for sustainable landscapes Laura Hansplant Studio Sustena||Knowing the Land: Indigenous Strategies for Revitalization and Adaptation Clint Carroll University of Colorado Bouldere|
|Unlocking the Mysteries of Native Plant Selection Kim Eierman EcoBeneficial||Origin Park: A New Place to Celebrate the Ohio River and All Who Call it Home Kristin Faurest River Heritage Conservancy|
|Vernal Pool Development and Restoration Tom Biebighauser Wetland Restoration & Training LLC||Eating the Landscape: Cultivating Relationship, Resilience, and Identity Enrique Salmón Cal State University East Bay|
|Maintaining and Managing Meadows Rebecca Kagle Larry Weaner Landscape Associates||Ethical Landscapes and Ethnobotany Linda Black Elk Regenerative Rising|
|KEYNOTE and bring your own dinner: A World of Discoveries: How Science and Heart Can Make You a More Ecological Gardner Nancy Lawson The Humane Gardner|
Thursday – February 23
|BUILDING SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT WILDLIFE||HOW WE WORK TOGETHER – BUILDING TEAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS|
|Build It and They Might Come: Opportunities for Small-Scale Rare Species Habitat Enhancement Projects Bryan Windmiller Zoo New England||The Modern Rural Cemetery: Managing a Historic Landscape in the Face of Climate Change Joe Charap Green-Wood Cemetery|
|Fire Ecology and Plant Communities Deborah Landau The Nature Conservancy||Take Two: Collaborating to Renovate Design and Restore Intent Andi Pettis Trust for the Governor’s Island|
|Restoring Ecosystem Functionality and Biodiversity in a Changing Climate Heather Holm Biologist, Pollinator Conservationist||Seeking Fellowship and Finding Community – Returning to the Land Together Shanice Chesney Charleston Park Conservancy|
|Intersection of the Land – Wildlife and Advocacy Priya Nanjappa National Parks Conservation Association||Aesthetically Pleasing and Culturally Meaningful Landscapes Contribute to Quality of Life Keith Green Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (INVITED)|
Remember all presentations will be recorded and made available to registrants after the conference. You can enjoy the event live, and then revisit presentations at your leisure.
Continuing Education Units:
CEUs are being sought from APLD, ASLA LA CES , NOFA OLCP, SER , MALP MCLP , and MCH .
2023 ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace Pricing
|Early Discounts Through 1/31/23||Pricing After 1/31/23|
|ELA Member||Non-Member||ELA Member||Non-Member|
|February 22 Ticket||$125||$150||$150||$175|
|February 23 Ticket||$125||$150||$150||$175|
|Feb 22 & 23 Tickets||$200||$255||$255||$315|
|Student ticket: Either Feb 23 or Feb 24**||$50||$50||$50||$50|
|Keynote BYODinner Ticket||$25||$40||$25||$40|
**Proof of student enrollment must be provided upon request.
This year’s Annual Conference is 100% virtual! This carbon footprint calculator will tell you how many metric tons of CO2 you have saved by not traveling! Just plug in your starting location, and then enter BOS as your flight destination- or anywhere in the New England area for any of the other options, then hit “calculate” to see what a difference virtual makes for the environment! ELA thanks you for your efforts and participation, and we look forward to seeing you in our 2023 Winter Conference and Eco Marketplace!