The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has opened registration for LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience, which will take place October 20-22, 2020. The annual conference normally takes place in conjunction with GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. However, due to travel and event restrictions, this year’s conference will take place virtually. The conference — the nation’s largest education event for landscape and lawn care contractors — has unveiled its schedule, with more than 40 education sessions that provide vital takeaways for every staff position in a company, including sales and marketing, finance, operations, and business strategy. “Our annual conference helps industry companies find solutions to their greatest challenges, including improving company culture, winning more sales, streamlining operations, improving business and financial planning, and this year is no different,” said Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “We would love to be together in person, but we’ve created the next best thing with online networking and live Q&A sessions, to ensure that people can still benefit from the peer learning aspect which is such an important part of our events.” The event also includes Zoom with Champions, an online version of the very popular Breakfast with Champion event, which brings peers and experts together for in-depth discussions on one of 80 different topics. Register for Zoom with Champions during the conference registration process. Spots for popular topics will fill up fast. View the list of discussion topics. Attendees have access to all the education sessions for a full year after the conference and also receive 10% off the NALP Innovation and Technology Forum in November. The day-long NALP Innovation and Technology Forum, taking place on November 18, 2020, offers seven hours of education and networking, with sessions that highlight how landscape and lawn care businesses are using technology to streamline systems, improve productivity, and transform operations. The keynote speaker, Josh Linkner, is a tech entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author who shares strategies to use an innovation mindset to boost growth. The education for both conferences is approved for Landscape Industry Certified CEU’s at 1 per hour of instruction attended. LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience is sponsored by John Deere (Platinum Partner), Caterpillar (Gold Partner), and Bayer (Silver Partner). The NALP Innovation & Technology Forum is sponsored by Gravely and Stihl.