Request for Proposals - 2019 Convention and Trade Show

By Public Lands Alliance Staff posted 06-13-2018 09:55 AM


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2019 Convention and Trade Show

February 24 - February 28, 2019

Denver, Colorado

Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel

The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) is looking for enriching and enlightening session proposals that will help attendees achieve new levels of excellence in serving and supporting public lands across America.

Our program committee seeks proposals that respond to contemporary opportunities and challenges on public lands. We especially seek proposals that incorporate elements of PLA's effective partnership tenets and further the conversation of effective public lands partnerships.

Proposals are due Sunday, July 8, 2018. Download a sample proposal form.

Submit your Proposal

Consider connecting your content with one of these areas in order to illuminate effective partnership tenets:

  • Leverage: Illustrate how organizations foster success on their public lands with fewer resources.

  • Connection: Demonstrate the role of a public lands nonprofit as the connector between the lands and the community.

  • Leadership: Show how building organizational consensus around common goals helps benefit public lands.

Within these specific areas, submissions should cover topics relevant to public lands nonprofits and their agency partners, including but not limited to: advocacy; board development; cultural competency; environmental / programmatic education; field institutes and residential learning centers; fundraising and philanthropy; marketing and communications; membership recruitment and retention; nonprofit management and operations; product and program development; program evaluation and research; retail operations; sound financial practices; or, your choice of relevant topic.

Proposals are due June 29, 2018.

Submit your Proposal

Note: You will need to create an online account which will allow you to save and edit your proposal before submitting it.

If you have questions about submitting a proposal or would like to discuss a potential idea before submitting, please contact the Public Lands Alliance Education and Training Manager Chuck Benjamin at