NNLA 2024 Winter Conference

1/25/2024 - 1/26/2024


Join us at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln for the 2024 NNLA Winter Conference and Annual Meeting! 

The Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association is excited to showcase a great lineup of national and local speakers with a wide variety of topics. Join us for an evening reception at the Scarlet Hotel, located right on Innovation Campus. The conference offers an exhibit hall featuring all the latest products and services.

Limited Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you would like a vendor booth, click here to register. As of December 11, only five booth spaces remain available.

Download conference brochure for session descriptions.

If you have questions about the conference, contact the NNLA Office at (402) 381-7154 or email jennifer@youraam.com. View more information at www.nnla.org.


Thursday, January 25, 2024
8:15 Registration Desk Opens
8:15 – 9:45 Exhibitor set-up
8:50 President’s Welcome
9:00– 10:00 Practicing New Naturalism: Site-Specific Plantings in Public and Private Places - Kelly D. Norris
10:00 – 10:30 Break/Exhibit Hall
10:30 – 11:30 Remediating circling roots when planting container-grown trees: Slicing and shaving and bare-rooting, oh my! – Riley Johnson
11:30 – 1:30 Lunch/Exhibit Hall
12:15 - 1:15 NNLA Annual Meeting
1:25 – 2:25 Your Ideal Clients: Evaluating Fit – Mardi Dover
2:30 – 3:30 Mixed Bag of Bugs – Jody Green
3:30 – 4:00 Break/Exhibit Hall
4:00 – 5:00 Organize your business: The things no one tells you when you start a company – Scott Scearcy
5:00 Registration Desk Closes
5:15  Reception at the Scarlet Hotel

Friday, January 26, 2024
8:00  Registration Desk Opens
8:25 – 8:30 President Welcome
8:30 – 9:30  NNLA Women of Landscaping Panel
9:30 - 10:00  Break/Exhibit Hall
10:00 – 10:30  Announcements and Raffle Drawing
10:30 – 11:30 It Can Be a Peacock Today or a Feather Duster Tomorrow Unless We Change Often –
Don Josko
11:35 – 12:35   Swiss Army Landscaping – Graham Herbst
12:35 Adjourn
Vendors must tear down by Noon

Education sessions, meals and breaks are included in the registration price. 

Attendees Can Earn up to 8.0 NCNLP CE Credits – 5.0 CEs on Thursday and 3.0 CEs on Friday

NNLA Scholarship Raffle
NNLA will be hosting a raffle to support the scholarship fund during the conference again this year. NNLA uses the money raised from the raffle to award scholarships to horticulture students attending a college in Nebraska. If you would be willing to donate an item, email the NNLA office and then plan to bring your item with you to the conference and drop it off at the registration table.

Parking at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC)
Parking is available in the NIC Event Parking lot or along the street. Payment is require for either the parking lot or street parking. To pay for parking you must use the Passport Parking App.

  • Download the Passport Parking app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
  • Create an account with your mobile phone number or email address.
  • Park anywhere you see Passport Parking app signs & decals.
  • Pay for your parking in the NIC parking lot from your phone using Zone 9900 and your license plate number
  • Pay for your street parking session using Zone 80 and your plate number
  • Extend your time remotely if you’d like to stay longer!

Hotel Room Blocks:
Scarlet Hotel 
Click here to book your sleeping room at the Scarlet Hotel (directly across from the conference center). NNLA has a room block for $129 per night.  
Graduate Hotel
Click here to book your sleeping room at the Graduate Hotel (downtown Lincoln). NNLA has a room block for $96 per night

Cancellation Policy: A refund, less a $10 administrative fee, will be given for all written requests postmarked by January 15, 2024. Requests received after that date will be reviewed by the NNLA Board of Directors.

Questions? Contact the NNLA Office at (402) 381-7154 or email jennifer@youraam.com.

NNLA is not liable for any injury or damage resulting from willful acts of attendees. Attendees assume all risk and danger relating to the NNLA event, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event.

Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) Conference Center
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE
Event Contact
Jennifer Eurek
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1/25/2024 - 1/26/2024
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