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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Meeting

Registration for The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Meeting is now open!

Hosted in partnership with the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts, the 2023 Annual Meeting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 11-15 at the New Orleans Marriot. Early bird registration will be open through December 23, 2022.

NACD’s Annual Meeting is the biggest event of the year and brings hundreds of conservation leaders from across the nation together. The Annual Meeting agenda includes a full NACD board meeting and is packed with opportunities for attendees to network and hear from a variety of conservation speakers.

Attendees may also elect to purchase additional dinner and tour options. This year, the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts will host a Mississippi River dinner jazz cruise on The Creole Queen. Experience an evening of Louisiana cuisine and entertainment on this Victorian era paddle-wheeler! Dinner cruise tickets are $120 per person.

We will also offer two tour options. Participants can learn more about conservation efforts at the Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion or the Partnership Potpourri-Conservation in the St. Bernard Parish Central Wetlands. Participants will learn about the ecosystem of the local wetlands, and will see the impact of ongoing vegetation and infrastructure restoration projects. Tours are priced at $30 per person. More details, including agenda and tour information, can be found here.

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Submit a Proposal for a Breakout Session!

NACD is accepting breakout session proposals for the upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting – to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 11-15, 2023. These informational breakout sessions focus on the work of conservation districts and their partners across the country. Sessions typically run 60-90 minutes long and often showcase several speakers. Session proposals are being accepted now through Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

This year NACD is seeking proposals that fit into one of four themes:

• Natural Resource Management & Climate Resilience
• District Operations & Developing Next-Gen Conservationists
• Equity, Access, & Outreach
• Conservation Planning & Customer Service Training

NACD’s breakout sessions are some of the most popular activities among meeting attendees. Spread the word about this opportunity and consider submitting a proposal!

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NACD Offering First-Timers Scholarships

If you haven’t attended an NACD annual meeting in the past, you may be eligible for a first-timer scholarship! Thanks to the generous support of AgriDrain Corporation, NACD will once again be offering selected first-timers complimentary meeting registration and a ticket to the Appreciation Banquet.

Only one person per state or territory may receive a scholarship, and chosen individuals must stay in the NACD room block at the New Orleans Marriot. Scholarships are limited to the first 20 individuals submitted so don’t delay!

Once a state or territory association selects a scholarship recipient in cooperation with their NACD board member, they are asked to send the recipient’s name and email address to NACD Director of Membership Engagement Ariel Rivers at ariel-rivers@nacdnet.org to complete their registration.


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    February 11, 2023 - February 15, 2023

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