Save the Date: April 30 - May 1, 2015: 2015 Maryland Land Conservation Conference

15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference
April 30 – May 1, 2015
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

Conference Registration is Now Open


The 15th annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference will take place on April 30 - May 1, 2015 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD. The conference provides opportunity for land trusts, conservancies, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners to network and exchange new ideas about the future of land conservation in our region.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.

Early registration is $55 for a single day, $110 for both days. After April 3, 2015, registration is $68 for a single day, $135 for both days. Late and registration at the door goes up to $80 for a single day, $160 for both days. Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and educational sessions. Payment must be made online via credit card or by check.

Note: If paying by check, make check payable to Maryland Environmental Trust and mail to:

Maryland Environmental Trust
Attn: Joyce Wimberly
100 Community Place, First Floor
Crownsville, MD 21032

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

Call for Speakers Now Closed


The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) invites you to submit a proposal for its 2015 Maryland Land Conservation Conference, scheduled to take place April 30 – May 1, 2015 in Anne Arundel County. The annual conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the state for land trusts, conservancies, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other advocates.

How to Submit Proposals:

Completed proposals are due by 4:00 pm on January 26, 2015 and should be submitted using the online form available HERE. A PDF version of the RFP is also available by clicking HERE. This will allow you to prepare and then copy your work in a word document, in addition to using spell check and word counts.

However, all proposals must be submitted online through the link to the online form.

At this time workshops will be 75 minutes in length. Notification of proposal status will be sent via e-mail in February 2015.

Please contact Michelle Grafton at michelle.grafton@maryland.gov with any questions.

Room Specifications:

All session and workshops will take place in a breakout room set-up in a ‘classroom style’ with a table upfront for the presenter(s). The following AV will be provided in each breakout room: PC laptop; projector with connections to PC laptop; projector screen; flip chart and markers; microphone and internet access.

The following AV must be supplied by the presenter:

A backup copy of your presentation on a flash drive or in your email. If you prefer to use your personal laptop, you must bring the appropriate adapter cords if it is a Mac. Any additional AV requirements.

Special Notes and Speaker Requirements:

  • Please limit your proposals to 4 speakers.
  • If selected, speakers will receive discounted registration for the day they are presenting. (If your presentation is selected and requires more than 4 speakers, additional speakers will be required to pay their own entrance into the conference.)
  • Speakers agree to grant permission to MET for hard copy and online distribution of presentation materials.
  • To help keep registration costs affordable, MET does not pay honoraria, travel, per diem or other costs for conference speakers.
  • Bios submitted in the workshop proposal should be 100 words or less. This will be used in the conference program (subject to change).
  • You are welcome to submit more than one proposal but must complete one on-line submission for each proposal.

Important Dates:

  • January 26, 2015 – proposals due
  • February 2015 – all applicants will be notified about the status if their proposal
  • April 15, 2015 – final presentation materials due
  • April 30 – May 1, 2015 – 15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference

15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference

April 30 – May 1, 2015
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD

Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Meeks - Keynote Speaker for the 15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference

Stephanie Meeks is the president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which she has led since July 2010. 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Maryland Land Conservation Conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the state for land trusts, conservancies, natural resource advocates, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners. Conference sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to publicize and position your business or organization before a sophisticated and engaged audience of knowledgeable professionals and decision-makers in the industry, while at the same time helping Maryland Environmental Trust to keep the conference accessible and affordable. Click here to download the sponsorship form.

Questions?

Contact:

Michelle Grafton
(410) 514-7915
E-Mail: michelle.grafton@maryland.gov