Energized, innovative and collaborative. The new national conference and expo (formerly LANDSCAPES and GIE) for landscape maintenance, lawn care, design build, irrigation, and horticulture professionals is here: ELEVATE. 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is bringing together industry icons, thought leaders and new partners to reimagine the future of the profession and the needs of the green community. The result? A more focused event that will better serve our industry, inspire change and propel our professionalism at every level.

Moving to a new city each year from east to west, ELEVATE will connect you with new people, experiences and technology. Are you with us? Get ready to ELEVATE.
EXPERIENCED Professionals
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.


Schedule at a Glance 
September 18 – 22, 2022

Sunday, September 18

Morning - Registration Opens
Afternoon - Leadership Meetings
Evening - Welcome Networking Reception 

Monday, September 19

Morning - Breakfast, Education Sessions
Afternoon - Lunch, ELEVATE Expo/Happy Hour Reception
Evening - Awards of Excellence Reception

Tuesday, September 20

Morning- Breakfast, Breakfast with Champions (Ticketed)/Education Sessions
Afternoon - Lunch, ELEVATE Expo/Education Sessions/Happy Hour Reception 
Evening -  The Ultimate Green Battle- presented by the NALP Foundation, Closing Party at Universal Orlando Resort

Wednesday, September 21

Morning - Breakfast, Breakfast with Champions (Ticketed), Education Sessions
12:00pm - Conference Concludes
Afternoon - Facility Tours (Ticketed)

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

Have questions? Contact our events team for more information.


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