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ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace

Wed, March 4 @ 8:00 am EST - Thu, March 5 @ 5:00 pm EST

UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States

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March 4 & 5, 2020

Exhibitor Space at Eco-Marketplace Sold Out!

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Inspiration    ~     Education      ~       Collaboration

Attend ELA’s 26th Conference & Eco-Marketplace to reenergize your practice and prepare for spring! Network with other professionals and enjoy this year’s inspiring presentations full of information you can apply in practice. ELA offers two full days of research and field-tested expertise as well as innovative case studies on a wide variety of topics.

Wednesday features two educational workshop tracks. Track One – explore soils from “micro to macro” with a dive into the intricacies of soil…. hear about the latest research, and learn how to apply new practices for results in the landscape. Track Two explores the detailed workings of meadow ecosystems and what it takes to make a successful meadow project and more.

Thursday offers a broad range of sessions. Delve into landscape design elements from native shrubs to playscapes and larger ecological landscapes, including rain gardens and modern agricultural models. Enjoy a presentation or join an idea exchange to engage with your peers on timely topics.

Up your game this year. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance community for inspiration, education, and new opportunities.

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Don’t Forget Breakfast!

Again this year, ELA offers a ticketed breakfast, Food for Thought, where you can nourish your body while you challenge your mind – all before the first session begins. To prevent food waste, attendees register separately for breakfast each day. From 8:00-9:00, you can engage with experts on your favorite topics. Stick with one topic, or graze the offerings. Topics will be posted on tables and experts will be ready to keep the conversation flowing.

CEUs have been approved by:
APLD, ISA, MA Arborists (MCA), LA CES, MA Forester, MLP (MCLP), NOFA AOLCP, and MNLA (reciprocal with NLAs throughout New England).  See all CEU awards here.

Exhibit at the ELA Conference

Click here to reserve an exhibitor space for March 4 & 5, or contact Trevor Smith,, or call 617-308-7063. Don’t miss out – exhibitor spaces sell out early!

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Wed, March 4 @ 8:00 am EST
Thu, March 5 @ 5:00 pm EST
$5 – $460
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UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States


Penny Lewis