Convention and Trade Show


Each year, nonprofits, land management agencies, and businesses come together to network, learn and share expertise for the benefit of public lands.

2020 Convention and Trade Show

March 1 – March 5, 2020
Arlington, VA
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Information about registration will be available this fall.

Visit the 2020 Convention Website

2019 Convention and Trade Show Recap

On February 24 - 28, 2019, more than 500 public lands professionals joined us in Denver, CO for education sessions, our trade show, and field trips to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, History Colorado Center Museum and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Thank you to the volunteers, nonprofits, agency staff, companies and sponsors who helped make this year's event a success!

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What Attendees Say


"As a first year convention attendee, I was very impressed and inspired by the Speakers and could truly relate to them with the love that they have for our public lands. I will use this experience to enhance my skills with partners to make our public lands a richer place to visit!"

Juanita Souther US Army Corps of Engineers


"In 2017, we brought four staff, two members of our Board and the Deputy Superintendent to the PLA Convention. Each of us appreciated the education and networking and it brought us together as a partnership and team."

Cathy Bonser Redwood Parks Conservancy

Future Dates and Locations

  • March 1 - March 5, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott (in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area)
  • February 7 - February 11, 2021 in Portland, OR
  • March 6 - March 10, 2022 in St. Louis, MO
  • February 26 - March 2, 2023 in Arlington, Virginia (Greater Washington, DC Metro Area)