LANDSCAPES 2018 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!

LANDSCAPES 2018 Keynote
Be inspired by one of the greatest explorers of our time. Oceanographer and former U.S. Navy officer Dr. Robert Ballard will share his stories of exploration, environmental discovery and leadership. Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, he has conducted more than 140 deep sea expeditions, including the first manned exploration of the Mid-Ocean Ridge.

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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 which opens a day early this year – on Wednesday afternoon (right after the Keynote). 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 The Crashers, Colt Ford and Jana Kramer.

NALP Kick-Off Reception and Live Auction - Join us on Tuesday night as we celebrate and kick-off the conference and support the Industry Growth Initiative. Hosts Marty Grunder and Frank Mariani will spread some magic and get the conference started off right by auctioning off some world-class experiences and trips. Get a sneak peek at some of the items we'll be auctioning off (all for a good cause to grow the industry).

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NALP-PAC Reception - Whatever your politics, join us Tuesday for an end of the night party at the Angel’s Envy Bourbon Distillery for the NALP-PAC Reception and support legislative efforts for the industry (and drink some great Bourbon).


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 on Wednesday & Thursday morning at one of 50 networking tables and dive deeply into an issue and hear how others deal with the same thing.

Young Professionals - Party on Wednesday night 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. RSVP to Andrea@landscapeprofessionals.org if you plan to attend.

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 Tuesday night, grab a drink and meet some seasoned pros. RSVP to Andrea@landscapeprofessionals.org if you plan to attend.

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Celebrate with your colleagues on Thursday night and be inspired by their award-winning work at the Awards of Excellence presentation that is FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES this year!  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. Cut-off date: September 24, 2018.

Headquarters Hotel

Omni Louisville
400 S 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Rate: $234 single/double

Additional Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites
100 E Jefferson
Louisville, KY 40202

Rate: $210 single/double

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

Rate: $167 single/double


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.