ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace


UMass-Amherst Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA
United States

25th Annual ELA Conference
Sustaining the Living Landscape

Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration?
From the practical to the applicable, join us in March for the 25th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise.

Forests and natural systems are under enormous pressure from the effects of climate change, insect damage, invasive plants, and rapid urbanization. What can you do to protect these systems? Join us to learn more about how to restore lost ecological connections, better manage urban land, and create beautiful, highly functioning landscapes!

Wednesday, March 6 – Two full-day workshops:
–   Forest Dynamics in a Changing Climate
–   Form, Function, & Flow: Managing Stormwater Naturally

Presentations will focus on the science and management of natural and urban forests and on managing stormwater naturally, effectively, and aesthetically.

–   Keynote Address by Charles Mann
The Wizard and the Prophet:
Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World

Thursday, March 7 topics present more on the wild side,  sessions range from an in-depth look at insects, plants, and fungi to larger concepts of creating urban habitat, repairing degraded land, and restoring human connections to the natural world.
And much, much more!

Click here to view conference brochure!

Continuing Education Credits
CEU credits have been requested from APLD, ASLA, ISA, LA CES, MAA, MLP, MNLA, NOFA OLCP, MA Forester, and MA Pesticide.
CEUs have been approved by APLD, ISA, and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES).
Approved CEU awards status will be available January 15th.

Ecological Products and Services
Increase your knowledge, build professional networks, and visit the Eco-Marketplace to learn what ecological products and services are available to help you grow your business

Conference Hotel
Rooms at Hotel UMass are available in the same building where conference sessions are being held. Register online or call (877) 822-2110 and specify the ELA group promotional code: ELC19C.
Additional lodging options are listed on the UMass Amherst visitor webpage.