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The 2021 Summer Conservation Forum and Tour will be held July 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois.

On July 25, 1946 at the Statler Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, 18 representatives from 17 states created the National Association of Soil Conservation District Governing Officials. In 1970, during the annual convention in San Francisco, the association’s name was shortened to the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).

As part of our 75th Anniversary celebration, the 2021 NACD Summer Conservation Forum and Tour is returning to where our association was born in Chicago!

As the second-largest NACD event of the year, the gathering brings together hundreds of conservation district leaders from across the nation, including tribal representatives and representatives from the U.S. territories. The agenda includes a full NACD board meeting, a conservation forum plenary session, concurrent sessions on conservation and conservation district-focused topics and a set of conservation-minded tours. This is a national meeting with a regional flair that offers a first-hand look at how conservation is delivered while also providing direct access to our top leaders.

More information about the meeting will be posted here when available.


The 2020 NACD Summer Conservation Forum and Tour, held in conjunction with the NACD Northern Plains Region Leaders Meeting, has been canceled.

View NACD’s Tips and Tricks to Holding a Virtual Meeting here .

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