PRESENTED BY DEEP ROOTS KC

September 22-24, 2021

ONLINE EVENT

Tuesday 9/21  | Field trips in Kansas City metro area – 2pm-4pm Central
Wednesday 9/22  |  1:00pm-5:00pm CDT
Thursday 9/23  |  1:00pm-5:00pm CDT
Friday 9/24  |  8:00am-12:30pm CDT
Can’t join us live? Recorded sessions are available to registered attendees for one year following the conference.

Native landscapes are essential for a healthy planet. The 2021 Plan It Native Landscapes Conference, hosted by Deep Roots and its partners, will offer more than 20 live, interactive sessions, three inspiring keynote speakers, and opportunities to connect with peers and sponsors. Sessions will include expert advice for landscapes small to large, as well as a new track focused on effective communications, policy, and behavior change.

With a mix of live, online content you can access from anywhere, and in-person Kansas City field trips, Plan It Native 2021 is the best of both worlds! Join us! 

CEUs Available for: ASLA


2020 Virtual conference attendees are saying:

“You folks definitely showed me that a virtual conference can work and be worthwhile!”

“I thought the Plan It Native virtual conference was well planned and executed. No problems logging in, seeing the agenda, entering the vendor live chats, and the speaker lineup was terrific. Kudos for 2020 event and already looking forward to 2021.”

“You all knocked the virtual conference out of the park! The platform you used was easy to navigate and engaging.”

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

WAMBUI IPPOLITO

Horticulturist and Landscape designer Wambui Ippolito is the 2021 Best in Show award winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show. She is the first Black woman ever to win and first solo female Major Exhibitor to do so.

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NANCY R. LEE

Nancy R. Lee has more than 30 years of professional marketing experience, with special expertise in Social Marketing, the proven discipline for behavior change for social good.

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DR. PETER RAVEN

Author of numerous leading textbooks and several hundred scholarly articles, Peter Raven has been a tireless champion of sustainability and biodiversity, earning him the plaudit of “Hero for the Planet” from Time.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND PLAN IT NATIVE? YOU!

All are welcome. Whatever your experience with native plants, you will find resources to grow your knowledge.

Previous attendees include:

municipalities
parks departments
landscape architects

students and educators
conservation agencies
nonprofit organizations
landscapers

nurseries
naturalists
home gardeners

The goal of Plan It Native is to increase the appreciation, conservation, and use of native plants in the heartland.

Deep Roots is a collective impact organization of multi-sector partners. Together with our Partners, we work to increase native plant landscapes through educating, collaborating, and facilitating the planting of regenerative native landscapes that are essential for a healthy planet. Learn more at deeprootskc.org.   

SPONSORS

Plan It Native is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.

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