Convention and Trade Show


Each year, nonprofits, land management agencies, and businesses come together to network, learn and share expertise for the benefit of public lands.

Convention Program

Our educational programming is designed to build capacity for public land nonprofits and give government leaders the tools necessary to fulfill their agency missions.

The 2018 Convention and Trade Show will take place February 25 – March 1, 2018 in Palm Springs, California at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. The theme for the 2018 convention is Leveraging for Excellence, Building for Impact.

Attendee Registration is now Open!

Visit the Convention Website

Trade Show

Our trade show is the best place for companies to sell products and services to a national network of buyers from nonprofit organizations supporting public lands.

Retail store buyers, purchasers of volunteer and donor recognition gifts, decision makers and influencers use this event to shop and learn about products and services to educate, promote and enhance visitor experiences on public lands.


What Attendees Say


"As a first year convention attendee, I was very impressed and inspired by the Speakers and could truly relate to them with the love that they have for our public lands. I will use this experience to enhance my skills with partners to make our public lands a richer place to visit!"

Juanita Souther US Army Corps of Engineers


"In 2017, we brought four staff, two members of our Board and the Deputy Superintendent to the PLA Convention. Each of us appreciated the education and networking and it brought us together as a partnership and team."

Cathy Bonser Redwood Parks Conservancy

Future Dates and Locations

  • February 24 – February 28, 2019 in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel