LANDSCAPES is great education - but so much more! Check out the venue, GIE+EXPO, the Keynote, and all the networking opportunities and special events and get the most out of your time in Louisville!

Be inspired by our keynote speaker.  LANDSCAPES 2018 hosted Dr. Robert Ballard, world-renowned explorer.  Stay tuned for information about the 2019 keynote speaker. 

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Experience more than 850 indoor and outdoor exhibits of power equipment and products for landscapes maintenance and design, lawn care, irrigation and light construction at the GIE+EXPO. Your full registration includes tradeshow access. Don’t miss the greatest display of industry products and equipment for landscape and lawn care professionals in the United States!


Party with thousands of landscape professionals at the “street party” and free concerts at 4th Street Live on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights featuring top country bands.

NALP Welcome Reception and Auction - We always kick-off LANDSCAPES with an opening night receptions.  Join us on Tuesday night for drinks, food and networking. 

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NALP-PAC Reception - Whatever your politics, join us for a party to support the NALP-PAC and our legislative efforts for the industry.


Connect and share ideas with people just like you who deal with the same challenges that you face in your business. You are not alone and you’ll meet mentors, friends, and helpful collaborators at these events:

Breakfast with Champions – Join us at one of the most popular events of the year. Sit at one of 50 networking tables and dive deeply into an issue and hear how others deal with the same thing.

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Young Professionals -  This is quickly becoming the place to be in Louisville. Party at one of the hotel’s coolest venues (the rooftop pool deck) with the industry’s up and comers under 40. Not under-40? Don’t worry – party at 4th Street Live, at our Kick-Off or Awards Celebration. 

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Student/Employer Roundtable - Meet tomorrow’s top landscape industry professionals at the Student/Employer Roundtable Recruiting Session. Employers will be stationed at tables, and students will select potential employers to talk with. For more information, contact Jenn@landscapeprofessionals.org.

Newcomers Reception – Is it your first time at the conference or are you a newer NALP member? If so, join us for our annual Newcomers Reception and grab a drink and meet some seasoned pros.

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Celebrate with your colleagues and be inspired by their award-winning work at the Awards of Excellence presentation.  Witness some of the best commercial and residential design/build and maintenance projects in the country – created by some of the top companies -  and network with friends at the reception.

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Revel in our new headquarters hotel in Louisville. Join us for education, networking and receptions in the luxury Omni Louisville Hotel which opened in Spring 2018. The uber-cool Omni Louisville has a spa, pool deck, bowling alley, high-end restaurants and bars, and an excellent location downtown near restaurants, bars and 4th Street Live. Rooms at the hotel can be booked after you register for LANDSCAPES 2018.

All NALP room reservations require a LANDSCAPES registration. After you complete your LANDSCAPES registration, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with information on how to make your hotel arrangements. 

Headquarters Hotel

Omni Louisville
400 S 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Additional Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites
100 E Jefferson
Louisville, KY 40202

Galt House Hotel
140 N 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202


It’s a foodie-town, a Bourbon-town, a horse racing-town, a baseball-town and more. If you can break away from the conference and the amazing Omni Lousville Hotel, then you might want to take a tour of the legendary Churchill Downs, visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (just remember – you can’t carry the bats on the plane when you leave), the Muhammad Ali Center or bar and restaurant-hop.