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2019–2020 Professional Development Conferences
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ONLA's 2019–2020 annual conference offerings features two opportunities for you and your team. 

The Member Summit, ONLA's signature annual conference, returns as a two-day retreat with a strong focus on topics specifically for business owners and key organizational managers.

A new program, Credits and Coffee, offers two days of education sessions designed to help green industry professionals meet the credit requirements for their certifications.

Check back soon for more details!



Management Retreat


December 11–12, 2019
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Lewis Center, OH

A two-day, business and management intensive program for owners and key decision makers.


Tentative Schedule

1:00 pm: Registration & Networking
2:00 pm: Keynote Presentation
3:45 –6:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
6:00 pm: Happy Hour: Visit with sponsors, enjoy appetizers and drinks
6:45 pm: Dinner & Guest Speaker Jon Petz
8:15 pm: End of Day 1! Grab a friend and head to the on-site Pub for a nightcap (cash bar).

8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast & Networking (ONLA Annual Business meeting at 8:30 am)
8:45 am: Keynote Presentation
10:00 am–12:15 pm: Breakout Sessions
12:15 pm: Lunch & Closing Session
2:00 pm: End of Conference!



$399 per person, includes all meals and education sessions. Hotel discount code will be available this fall.


Register Here



Education Essentials


January 13–14, 2020
Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Worthington, OH

A cost-effective solution to obtaining continuing education and certification credits.

  • Take up to ten one-hour sessions (five each day)
  • Four "mix and match" Education Tracks: Pests and Diseases (led by OSU educators!), Plants, Landscape, and Retail. 
  • Credits available will include: ODA, LA CES, ISA, APLD, AOLP, IA, ICPI, CIT, NALP, OCNT
  • All day coffee and lunch included!



$260 per person, includes all education sessions, coffee and lunch.


Register Here


Call for Presenters

ONLA is looking for experienced speakers to present one-hour education sessions at Credits and Coffee. Learn more and submit a proposal here. 

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