NACD offers a number of informational breakout sessions during the annual meeting, focusing on the work of districts and their partners across the country. Sessions typically run 60-90 minutes, and in most cases, showcase several speakers at 20-30 minutes each. This year’s session will fit within three themes:
- District Operations and Partnerships
- Natural Resources Policy and Protection; and
- Stewardship and Outreach
NACD’s breakout sessions are some of the most popular activities among attendees at the meeting.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the innovation and quality of the proposal; its relevance to one of the themes; and the applicability to districts across the country. Preference will be given to proposals submitted by a district, state association or partner.
NACD’s 74th Annual Meeting will put heavy emphasis on innovation and how it helps deliver conservation on the ground. In cooperation with the National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP), the NACD meeting will feature public and private sector innovations in a wide range of fields that focus on meeting private lands conservation needs. Conservation innovation will be featured within a set of educational breakout sessions, among other activities. If your company or organization would like time at the meeting to present to NACD members about your innovative products or services that support the work of America’s conservation districts, please contact NACD Director of Development Laura Demmel at laura-demmel[at]nacdnet.org.