Events & Conferences

Our conferences and events provide the best education for landscape and lawn care professionals. Learn from top industry experts who have insider knowledge and connect with CEOs owners and managers who are dealing with the same issues that you face.

NALP Annual Events

Leaders Forum


Leaders Forum is the premier executive-level conference for landscape and lawn care company owners, CEOs, and senior managers. Network with award-winning leaders, emerging talent in the field, and address challenges and opportunities impacting your career, your team, and your business.

National Collegiate Landscape Competition


The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual, three-day powerhouse event which brings together the top landscape and horticulture students, top industry companies, and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers. Each year more than 700 students from two- and four-year colleges demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events and network with top companies at the largest Career Fair in the industry.

Legislative Days


NALP works year-round with members of congress and the administration representing your professional interests. However, in today’s political world, that is simply not enough. Your voice carries the most weight with politicians. Join your peers - learn more about the issues that impact your business and come together to make sure our industry's issues are heard.

NALP Field Trip


Go BEHIND THE SCENES at our extremely popular Field Trip event. A mix of interactive facility tour and education sessions, that gives you an in-person inside look at some of the most successful landscape companies in the country. 

Renewal & Remembrance


Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, our annual service event will be smaller in scope, but will still make an impact. Our members will lend their professional skills to care for and beautify Arlington National Cemetery and the National Mall. 

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Leadership Academy

Looking for industry specific leadership and business management training at a world-class institution? Then the Leadership Academy is for you or for your rising stars. In partnership with Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business, NALP's Leadership Academy provides industry pros with the skills, industry specific insight, and know-how needed to be effective leaders in today's changing market.

Due to the uncertainty around whether Cornell will be able to host us on campus in September as COVID restrictions are lifted, the Leadership Academy will not be held in 2021.



Experience LANDSCAPES 2021, the largest annual conference for landscape and lawn care professionals! Bring key team members and LEVEL UP with cutting edge education sessions that provide practical solutions to the challenges you face. Get inspired by thought leaders in our industry. Connect with your peers. Take the time away from the day-to-day grind to Strategize, Energize and Revitalize!

Register and make your hotel reservations today!

On Tour

Select Dates Throughout the Year
Want to peek behind the bushes and see how other successful landscape companies make it work? Hit the road with us (at least virtually) and go “On Tour” as we take you behind-the-scenes of successful landscape businesses.

If you missed any of our Virtual On Tour Events, click here for information on how to view these FREE events.