The 15th annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference will take place on April 30 – May 1, 2015. Maryland Environmental Trust will host this year’s conference at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD.
The annual conference is the only state-wide land conservation conference and training workshop of its kind in Maryland attracting board members, volunteers and staff from Maryland’s many land trusts and conservation organizations, as well as local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners.
Join Maryland Environmental Trust for two full days of educational workshops, peer-to-peer networking and an evening reception. This year’s keynote speaker will be Stephanie Meeks, president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Prior to joining the National Trust, Stephanie held senior executive positions, including chief operating officer and acting president and chief executive officer, during her 17-year career with The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest and most influential conservation organizations.
Online registration is open and space is limited. REGISTER NOW to take advantage of early registration rates which are available through April 3, 2015. Early registration is $55 for a single day ticket and $110 for both days. After Friday, April 3 the conference cost will be $68 for a single day ticket and $135 for both days. Walk-in and late registration (provided there is availability) is $80 for a single day, $160 for both days. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and educational sessions.
With an amazing line up of speakers from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and beyond, this year’s conference will offer a variety of topics on: historical and cultural resources; fundraising; urban land trusts; outreach and innovative partnerships; emerging issues and the conservation of large landscapes and working lands.
Participants will exchange new ideas and partake in lively, meaningful discussions about land conservation in our region. An informal Evening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 4:45pm until 6:45pm. Tickets to the evening reception are complimentary for conference attendees, speakers and sponsors. However, registration is required.
So come join your fellow conservation colleagues at this year’s conference to learn about priority issues, engage in dynamic discussions and to reconnect with friends. For more information on sponsorship or exhibiting at the event, please contact Michelle Grafton at (410) 514-7915.