NALP announces the brand for its new annual conference and expo

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that its new annual conference and expo for landscape and lawn care professionals is called ELEVATE. The event, drawing landscape and lawn care professionals from across the nation, will be held in different locations each year, starting with the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center in Orlando in September of 2022 and the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center in Dallas in September of 2023.

“ELEVATE will do exactly what its name says; it will provide crucial education and networking to enable contractors to elevate their businesses,” said Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “After 15 years in Louisville, our members and attendees wanted a change. So, we’ve created an experience that will educate and inspire lawn care and landscape contractors from across the U.S.”

ELEVATE will offer education designed by and for landscape and lawn care contractors. Focusing on the needs of owners, decision-makers, and management-level professionals, the conference will deliver innovative session formats, high-caliber speakers, and crowd-sourced topics, taking a deep dive into essential issues and trends that matter most to industry businesses.

The ELEVATE Expo, an essential part of the conference experience, will be housed in 25,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center. It offers a more focused experience that allows company owners and decision-makers to connect with new technology, innovations and products to future-proof their businesses.

“We deliberately designed our Expo to be a more manageable size to enable attendees to find the right tools for their businesses and have focused conversations with industry suppliers that can truly make a difference,” said Wood.

Registration opens in February 2022. Exhibitors can download a prospectus and contact Scott Savodnik for more information. Learn more at