2020 Convention and Trade Show

Arlington, VA, March 1 - 5, 2020

Exhibit Space for the Trade Show is Sold Out and the Wait List is Filled

Didn't get an exhibit space? Click here to learn about other opportunities to connect!

Who Attends the Trade Show

The Public Lands Alliance Trade Show is the best place to sell products and services to nonprofit buyers that support national parks, forests, refuges and other public land sites.

Professionals who attend our trade show are buyers, decision makers and influencers that use this event to shop and learn about products and services to educate, promote and enhance the visitor experience on public lands.

Public lands nonprofit buyers are looking for:

  • Educational and theme-related products and services.
  • Donor and volunteer recognition items.
  • Technology that supports learning and outreach goals.
  • Marketing and communication products and services.
  • Nonprofit management and support solutions.

See the types of companies that exhibit at our show.

View the 2020 Exhibitor List

View the 2020 Floor Plan


"PLA's community is one of my favorite customer bases. I do about 12 to 15 trade shows a year, this group of people is one of the most enjoyable. There is such a positive energy and vibe through the entire conference and show."
- Derek Griffin, Speartek

Information for 2020 Exhibitors

Booth Registration Dates

Update: Trade Show space is sold out and the wait list has been filled. Click here to learn about additional opportunities to connect.

PLA Corporate Partners* (Trailblazers, Explorers and Stewards) receive early access to booth selection:

  • September 17, 2019:
    Open to PLA Trailblazers
  • September 24, 2019:
    Open to PLA Explorers
  • October 8, 2019:
    Open to PLA Stewards
  • October 15, 2019:
    Open to the general public
Note, exhibit space is based on availability. Becoming a Corporate Partner does not guarantee an exhibit space.

Become a Corporate Partner

Exhibitor Information

Please note: exhibitor shipping containers need to be within the measurements of 20’L x 4’ W x 7’ H to ensure delivery to exhibit space, otherwise special handling charges may apply. We encourage exhibitors to be mindful of this when designing and planning their booth spaces.

Location and Schedule

All events for the Convention and Trade Show, except optional field trips, will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. A Room Block will be available for Convention and Trade Show participants.

Hotel Information

The trade show will be open Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Setup hours will be available on Monday, March 2, 2020.

View the Schedule-At-A-Glance.

Didn't Get a Booth? Here’s How You Can Still Connect

While we are sold out for the 2020 Trade Show, there are still many ways to support the community and gain recognition.


You can advertise your company at our convention without being an exhibitor. Check out our sponsorship opportunities, which start as low as $1,000 to include your company's SWAG in each tote bag. 

   Corporate Partnership

Our Corporate Partnership program is an affordable option for companies who would like to remain involved in the public lands community year-round. With three Corporate Partner levels, you can choose the option that works best for you and redeem benefits like product placements in our monthly Newswire. Learn more here.

   Silent Auction

Donate an item, service gift certificate or themed basket of goodies for the Silent Auction. Bring or mail a completed Silent Auction bid form with your donation and your product will be available for all participants to view and bid on. Shipping information will be posted in the coming months.

   Attend the Convention

Join us as a convention attendee and network with customers, all week long. There is plenty to learn about nonprofit-public partnerships, not to mention fun events and field trips. Please note that while networking is encouraged, soliciting fellow attendees is not permitted. Register before December 20 for the early bird rate!

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