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!

Waldo believes that the key to growth and building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo!

Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman - The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 fighter pilot and businessman.

Waldman is a highly experienced combat veteran with over 2,650 flight hours and sixty-five real world combat missions, having flown both in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force in 1999. Some of his military honors include five Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals. Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior.

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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!

Parties & Entertainment

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 Kickoff and Opening Reception - 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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Awards of Excellence Celebration

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 headquarters hotel in Louisville. Join us for education, networking and receptions in the luxury Omni Louisville Hotel. 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 2019.

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.