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2024 ELA Annual Conference & Eco Marketplace!

Wed, February 21 @ 10:00 am EST - Thu, February 22 @ 4:30 pm EST

Registration is now open – Register below!

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Looking for Innovative Landscape Solutions and Inspiration? Looking to learn, connect and build relationships?  COME TO THE 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR PEARLS OF WISDOM!

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. This virtual conference will give the ELA community a chance to engage and reflect on where the industry has been, to hear lessons learned, to prepare and adapt for the future, and to inspire each other to do all that we can to build and maintain resilient landscapes that work in harmony with the life that supports them. 


Each day participants will be able to choose between two tracks of virtual presentations scheduled from 11:00am – 4:00pm ET over Zoom. 

In track one, Process: knowledge-sharing and story-telling, speakers will share strategies for how to tell the story of our work and why the language we use matters. They will show examples of inspiring young people and building pathways to joining the workforce. Speakers will discuss how knowledge and practices are shared across industries and cultures. They will challenge  what we think we know about our work so that we can join together, embrace our differences, and share with everyone why this world is so wondrous and worth protecting. 

In track two, Practice: How we act and adapt, speakers will share project examples of ecological maintenance from large and wild to small and curated. They will reflect on how observations can highlight mistakes as well as inform the best next steps of action. They will offer strategies for climate change adaptation across scales of work and inspire us to understand how to use the available information as a map for how to move forward.  

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.

All times listed below are in EST



To read more about this year’s speakers, click here!

For in-depth presentation descriptions, click here!

Continuing Education Units:

The following Continuing Education providers have confirmed credits for this year’s conference: ASLA LA CES, SER CERP, State NLA’s & LNA’s. To see a complete list, please click here

Additional CEUs are being sought from APLD, ISA, NOFA, CCLC, MLP, DEEP Pesticide Program, PACE, NJUCF, NGICP, Phipps Sustainable Landcare Accreditation


2024 ELA Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace Pricing

Early Discounts Through 2/7/24 Pricing After 2/7/24
ELA Member Non-Member ELA Member Non-Member
February 21 Ticket $125 $150 $175 $215
February 22 Ticket $125 $150 $175 $215
Feb 21 & 22 Tickets $200 $255 $280 $355
Student ticket: Either Feb 21 or Feb 22** $50 $50 $75 $75

**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 2024 Winter Conference and Eco Marketplace!


Wed, February 21 @ 10:00 am EST
Thu, February 22 @ 4:30 pm EST
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