Learn with Public Lands Partners

Learn with Public Lands Partners

The Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show offers 40+ education sessions that teach public lands nonprofits and their land management agency partners about best practices, ways to leverage resources, how to connect with local communities and ways to develop strong leadership. There's a variety of sessions to attend that are relevant to your profession.

Here are a few sessions you won't want to miss:

  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Advocacy for Board Members

  • Strategic Business Planning: A Framework for Collaboration

  • Passing the Test: Taking Care of the Donors Who Take Care of You!

  • Designing Citizen Science: Partnerships That Maximize Public Lands Benefits 

  • 15 Retail Ideas Worth Stealing! 

The list of education sessions continue to grow! Be sure to check the website often and then register to take advantage of numerous learning opportunities!

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Over 90% of 2017 attendees, responding to a survey, said they would recommend the PLA Convention and Trade Show to a colleague or public lands partner!

This convention helps keep us up-to-date on what the board and our members need to be aware of. In 2017, several sessions dealt with strategic planning and how to move an association into the future. This information was worth the cost of attending the convention.
Colleen Hennessy
Black Hill Parks and Forests Association

The PLA Convention and Trade Show is my favorite learning and sharing opportunity. It has been invaluable to my professional growth and in its contribution to supporting our mission and strengthening our partnerships with our six parks.
Kim Olsen
Hawaii Pacific Parks Association