Convention and Trade Show

PLA 2021 (Visit event website)

February 9 – 12, 2021 | Virtual event


Recognizing the challenges that COVID-19 presents to safely convening our members, partners and friends from across the nation, as well as the economic toll of the pandemic, PLA moved our annual convention and trade show online in February 2021.

Over 500 participants convened virtually for this event, taking in sessions from over 80 subject matter experts and experienced public lands professionals as well as meeting with over 65 vendors exhibiting new products, services and solutions for our attendees' educational and outreach efforts.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's event a success!



What Attendees Say


“The 2020 PLA Convention and Trade Show was important to the sustainability of our organization. I walked away with new ideas, an increased understanding of best practices, fresh energy and friends.”

Aryn LaBrake, Friends of Valle de Oro NWR

Future Dates and Locations

  • March 6 - March 10, 2022 in St. Louis, MO