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Northern Rockies Tree School
Montana Green Expo
January 3rd-5th, 2024 - Billings, MT
It's Back...and Better Than Ever!
After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to bring the Northern Rockies Tree School back to Montana! The Northern Rockies Tree School (NRTS) has joined forces with the Montana Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) to create an event that will bring the horticulture industry together and plant the seeds for success. We are proud to once again offer the great programming you have come to expect from the NRTS, and also open up the Montana Green Expo conference to you as well. That's right; your registration gives you access to all the programming for the Northern Rockies Tree School, and the Montana Green Expo.
Join us in the new year, where we will bring in world-renowned experts to highlight best practices, explore innovative and creative business solutions, and help you grow your business. To preview some of the featured speakers, click here, or view the entire Conference Schedule, including available CEUs, here*.
Can't-Miss Opportunities at the Northern Rockies Tree School and the Montana Green Expo
There will be several Workshops held on Wednesday, January 3rd. A separate registration is required for each of the workshops. We are excited to offer the following workshops this year:
You can add workshops to your online registration, or download a registration form by selecting the Workshop name above. All Workshops will be held Wednesday January 3rd, at the Doubletree by Hilton, in downtown Billings, MT. Pre-registration is required.
Five Education Tracks
Five tracks guarantee there's something for everyone. We have seminars focused on:
Industry-leading speakers will address a variety of topics that are top-of-mind in the green industry. Many seminars qualify for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Montana Dept. of Agriculture (MDA), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture. View available CEUs here.
Connection-Building Trade Show
Discover new varieties, new products, and new services at the Trade Show. The trade show is your opportunity to meet suppliers that can help you find solutions that will set you up for success. Grow your network. Grow your customer base. Grow your company.
Follow the link to register online, or to download a printable Attendee Registration Form, click here.
As always, members of the Montana Nursery and Landscape enjoy registration discounts. To view Members-Only registration prices, log in using the email address associated with your MNLA membership. Not a member? Dues are only $195/year, and are pro-rated from July 1st. Instantly join online to receive membership discount: www.plantingmontana.com/join.
Looking for More Details on the Schedule of Events? Read on to find out what's in store:
The Trade Show portion of the MT Green Expo will be open on Thursday and Friday, Visit with vendors and see what's new! Growers, educators, and industry suppliers are all part of the trade show. A Cocktails with Exhibitors event will be held on Thursday evening for a fun way to make new connections with exhibitors.
The Annual Banquet and Awards Show will be on Thursday evening. Relax, kick back and enjoy a delicious dinner and great entertainment. Find out who the winners are for the Best of Montana Landscapes and Container Planting contests, and meet the Member-of-the-Year! A banquet ticket is included with all full 2-day convention registrations. If you register for one-day only and would like to attend the Awards Banquet, contact the MNLA office to register.
A Women in Horticulture Muffins & Mimosas Brunch will be held Friday morning. Join us for a fun mix-and-mingle networking opportunity for women in the industry.
The Annual Meeting Luncheon will be open to all attendees on Friday, and is a good time to catch up with the MNLA Board of Directors to hear about plans for the future of the Association. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and offer suggestions. Board member elections will be held during the Annual Meeting; we encourage you to come participate in electing the leaders that will shape the future of the MNLA.
A Certified Plant Professional (CPP) Exam will be offered on Wednesday. This is one of only two times a year that we offer testing for this certification. Space is limited, so make sure you register early. You can register for the exam by following this link: Certified Plant Professional Exam Registration.
Hotel Reservations. We have a room blocks set up at the conference hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton and at the Best Western Clock Tower Inn (one block from the conference venue). The group discount does expire, so reserve your room early. To receive the discounted rate, reserve before December 25th, 2023. To book online, use this link for the Best Western ClockTower Inn, OR use this link for the Doubletree by Hilton. Room reservations can also be made by calling the hotels directly:
Doubletree by Hilton: 406-252-7400
Best Western ClockTower Inn: 406-259-5511
Ask for the Montana Nursery and Landscape Association group rate when booking over-the-phone.
We look forward to seeing you at the Northern Rockies Tree School @ the Montana Green Expo!
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors:
Interested in Supporting the Event? Contact us about sponsorship and donation opportunities.
Questions? Contact us: email@example.com or call 406-755-3079.
*While we try to keep the schedule that is posted on our website, schedules may change in order to accommodate the special needs of the presenters or the hotel. MNLA reserves the right to substitute speakers or modify the convention schedule as the need arises. The final schedule will be printed in programs that will be available at the registration desk. Changes may also be announced outside seminar rooms or posted on the announcement board at the registration desk.