Energized, innovative and collaborative. The National Association of Landscape Professionals new annual conference and expo ELEVATE just wrapped up to rave reviews. Next stop, Dallas in 2023 (September 10-13). Save the dates and plan to be there.  It's the can't miss education and networking event for landscape maintenance, lawn care, design build, irrigation, and horticulture professionals.

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ELEVATE welcomes company owners and decision makers, emerging entrepreneurs, and management-level professionals to share ideas among peers and connect with green industry icons and disruptors.
With innovative session formats, high-caliber speakers and crowd sourced topics, you’ll take a deep dive into essential issues and trends that could spark industry-changing conversations. Explore the content and conversations that matter most to your business.
The ELEVATE Expo will spotlight the most innovative and prominent industry suppliers as well as emerging companies, inspiring you with the latest technological advancements to improve efficiency, quality and environmental impact.

  • Elevate your experience.
  • Elevate your business.
  • Elevate the profession.

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An Incredible Conference Venue

We are raising the bar! ELEVATE and ELEVATE Expo is taking over the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center outside of Orlando, Florida. This incredible resort gives you, your team, family and guests access to incredible pools, waterparks (including the new river rapids), a spa and fitness center, and five unique dining spots. Conference education and the ELEVATE Expo all take place at the resort so you have more opportunities to connect.

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Closing Party at Universal Orlando Resort

Get ready for one of the most incredible parties National Association of Landscape Professionals has ever thrown because we’ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park just for you! All night long, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to incredible rides and attractions including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™, and Flight of the Hippogriff™. Plus you can explore Hogsmeade™ and visit some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments. It’s an entire evening of magic and excitement—and it’s all yours!

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Landscape maintenance, lawn care, design-build, irrigation and tree care professionals will find the specialty education, collaboration spaces, trends and new technologies needed to raise their game.
The ELEVATE experience is uplifting and fun. Receptions at special venues, facility tours, interactive learning, branded company experiences, facilitate new connections and team building.
ELEVATE creates the right spaces for you to come together for candid conversations, discuss key issues of industry concern, and build new partnerships. Collaborative learning will expand your network.
Explore leading-edge ideas, solutions and technologies that are shaping the future of landscaping and lawn care. ELEVATE is your opportunity to gain fresh insights and plan with an eye to the future.

Main Stage Speakers

Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Most recently, he spent the last 2 decades working for ESPN and the NFL Network as an NFL analyst.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Joe played in 163 consecutive games from 1974-1985 for the Washington Redskins and holds Redskin records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2,044) and attempts (3,602).  He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and Pro Bowl MVP leading the Washington Redskins to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

Joe was selected as the NFL’s Man of the Year in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. In 1983, he won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, leading the Redskins to a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.  Joe Theismann’s career ended abruptly in 1985 after sustaining a badly broken leg during a Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants on national television.  In 2003, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and in 2013 received the Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American” Award.

Alex Banayan

The day before his freshman-year final exams, Alex Banayan hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most innovative leaders. Over the course of his unprecedented journey, Banayan interviewed Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and more.

Banayan’s keynotes have had far-reaching effects, acting as the catalyst for a new way of thinking. The Third Door™ framework has helped individuals discover unconventional routes to achieve their biggest dreams and has aided Fortune 500 companies to take new approaches to sales, marketing, and exponential growth.

Since the publication of The Third Door, Banayan has brought his message of possibility to millions of people in more than one hundred countries. At the core of Banayan’s mission is his belief that, “When you change what someone believes is possible, you change what becomes possible.



A Few of the Great Companies You'll Find at ELEVATE

What People Are Saying...

“It is vital for our team at Yellowstone to stay on top of the trends in our industry and see new products and innovations. That, along with the connections our key team members will make, is why we’ll be at NALP’s new annual meeting.”

Tim Portland, CEO, Yellowstone Landscape

Future ELEVATE Conference Dates

September 10-13, 2023
Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center
Dallas, Texas

November 3-6, 2024
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

November 2-5, 2025
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

November 1-4, 2026
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

Have questions? Contact our events team for more information.


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