Conference Preview: LANDSCAPES 2021

LANDSCAPES 2021, the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP’s) annual conference will once again be co-located with GIE+EXPO. This year’s conference will take place October 19-22, 2021 in Louisville, Ky. LANDSCAPES 2021 will provide cutting-edge education sessions that provide practical solutions to the challenges landscape professionals face.

A welcome reception will take place Tuesday, October 19, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT, and will allow an opportunity to network and celebrate the opportunity to come together for three days of learning.

The Opening General Session will be held Wednesday, October 20, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. EDT. The session will featured NALP Leadership Perspectives and Leadership Award Presentations, as well as Kick-off Speaker, Kaihan Krippendorff, on the topic of “Outthink The Competition to Drive Bottom-Line Results.” As a successful entrepreneur, author, consultant and CEO, Krippendorff has worked with and studied thousands of companies and the different approaches they take to drive growth, foster innovation, and set themselves apart from the competition.

Wednesday will also feature Power Session on topics like “How a Focus on the Fundamentals Helps Companies Grow,” “Develop A Second in Command – Scale Your Business while Freeing Your time As Owner,” and “How to Build a Recruiting Machine That Works.” 

Thursday will feature sessions on team management, H-2B, measuring marketing ROI, robotics, company culture, safety program implementation and much more. Thursday evening concludes with the Awards of Excellence Reception.

Friday will feature educational content on Google trends, company leadership, water conservation, hiring, and marketing. 

There will also be plenty of forums and other networking events throughout the conference. 

Schedule at a Glance * 

Tuesday, October 19

6:00 – 6:30 PM         Orientation for Newcomers             

6:30 – 7:30 PM         Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 20

7:00 – 8:15 AM         Breakfast with Champions (advance registration and additional fee required)

8:30 – 9:45 AM         NEW! LANDSCAPES Opening Session             

10:00 – 11:00 AM     Power Sessions – Concurrent Education (3)

11:15 – 12:15 PM     CEO Forum (invitation only)

11:15 – 12:15 PM     NEW! Peer-to-Peer Specialty Discussions – Design/Build, Irrigation, Landscape Management, Lawn Care, Snow and Ice (advance registration required, no fee)

2:00 – 3:00 PM         GIE+EXPO Keynote (KEC)             

6:30 – 8:00 PM         NEW! NALP Network Social – Reception hosted by the Latino Landscape Network, Women in Landscape Network and Young Professionals’ Network (Open to All)

Thursday, October 21

7:00 – 8:15 AM         Breakfast with Champions (advance registration and additional fee required)    

8:30 – 9:15 AM         NEW! NALP Government Relations Update

10:00 – 11:00 AM     Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC)

11:15 – 12:15 PM     Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC) 

1:00 – 2:00 PM         Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC) 

2:15 – 3:15 PM         Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC)         

3:30 – 4:30 PM         Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC)               

6:00 – 7:30 PM         Awards of Excellence Reception

Friday, October 22

9:00 – 10:00 AM       Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC)

10:15 – 11:15 AM     Concurrent Education Sessions (KEC)

This preliminary schedule does not include Council, Committee and other small group meetings, and all evening events. All events held at the Omni Louisville unless noted as KEC. Those events will be held at the Kentucky Expo Center.

For the full schedule, speaker information, event details and to register for LANDSCAPES 2021 click here.

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