The 2016 Western has released a few of the upcoming highlights at the show.

There will be learning Centers with interactive, small group education led by exhibitors on the trade show floor. A keynote from Doug Tallamy will be on Creating Living Landscapes and a panel discussion to discuss how his message works for your company.

The show will also feature roundtable discussions led by fellow WNLA members and young professionals and Education in Spanish with sessions on management and “how to” topics for staff.

The WNLA education series includes year-round education with webinars, tours & onsite education on New Plants, Native Plants, Management, Emerging Leaders and Greening the Industry.

The trade show will give attendees a chance to build relationships and discover new products from local, regional and national suppliers. A western pub networking event will feature ONLA, KNLA, MLNA and INLA and trolleys to barbeque and breweries. This is free on Thursday evening with transportation to local restaurants, bars and micro-breweries.

Students are invited to the Student Forum with Doug Tallamy and to join the Student Advisory Committee.