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Say Hello to NALP’s New Annual Conference and Expo: ELEVATE

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, NALP unveiled the name of the new annual meeting to be known as ELEVATE.

After more than 15 years in Louisville, we are taking our new conference on the road. Your new annual conference and expo experience will take place in September 2022 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando.

ELEVATE is designed by landscape and lawn care experts, influencers and contractors, specifically with the needs of NALP members and industry professionals in mind. Each year, we’ll travel to a different location, connecting you with new people and experiences.

“After a partnership with GIE+EXPO and 15 years in Louisville, it is time for a change,” says Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “So, we are creating an experience that will educate, entertain and inspire lawn care and landscape contractors across the U.S. ELEVATE will do exactly what its name says; it will provide the education and networking to help contractors to elevate their businesses to the next level.”

What is ELEVATE?

Energized, innovative and collaborative — that’s the ELEVATE experience — created for company owners, emerging entrepreneurs, and management-level professionals to share ideas among peers and connect with green industry icons and disruptors.

The conference will bring you the “best of” what your business needs to thrive, with an eye towards future-proofing your success. With innovative session formats, high-caliber speakers, and crowd-sourced topics, you and your key team members will take a deep dive into essential issues and trends and explore the content and conversations that matter most to your business.

“Orlando sounds great,” says Miles Graves, regional manager for The Greenery, Inc. based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. “It’s hard to convince your members that you’re getting outdated. I applaud them. It’s a thankless job, but to push the industry to new levels you got to do it.”


The new ELEVATE Expo is a more focused experience that will better serve our industry, inspire change and propel our professionalism at every level. We’ll spotlight innovative and prominent industry suppliers as well as new and emerging companies, inspiring you with the latest technological advancements to improve efficiency, quality, and environmental impact. 

We are deliberately keeping the expo at a manageable size to better enable you and your team will find the right tools for your business and have focused conversations with industry suppliers that can truly make a difference.

Plan now and register early for the best rates. Registration opens in February 2022. Learn more at

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.