2021 State Conference

October 13-14 | Hilton Capitol Center | We'll be together again!

The Keep Louisiana Beautiful annual state conference and Everyday Hero Awards Banquet will take place on October 13-14 at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge. We hope you’ll join us!

 

All those interested in working towards a greener, cleaner, more beautiful Louisiana are invited to attend. Industry experts, civic officials, and anti-litter advocates from across the state will gather to present and share real world applications for environmental stewardship in local communities.

Wednesday, October 13

Riverview A  |  Paramount Room  |  Mezzanine Suite  | Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge LA 70801

2 – 2:45 PM

Best Practices for a Strong Board of Directors

3 – 3:45 PM

Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Volunteers

4 – 5 PM

How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal

3:45 – 5 PM

Louisiana Room |  Affiliate Director Orientation | Onboarding Breakout Session

This session is required for affiliate directors appointed within the last 12 months and those in the formation process. Affiliate directors who feel they would like a refresher are also invited to attend. Orientation will include: reporting, affiliate requirements, programs, communications, grants & resources. 

6 – 8 PM

Waste Management Welcome Reception: Mezzanine Suite                                           

 KLB Affiliate Directors, Affiliate Board Members & KLB Board Members are all invited to attend this “come as you are” gathering. Casual attire with libations & light fare sponsored by our hosts, Waste Management.

Thursday, October 14

Riverview A  |  Heidelberg Ballroom |  Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge LA 70801

8 – 8:30 AM

Registration | Grab & Go Breakfast with Coffee
Register for the day’s events and have some light morning fare with us before we dive into a half day of educational and relevant topics.

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Conference Opens with Welcoming Address

8:45 – 9:30 AM

Session I: Keep America Beautiful’s 2020 National Litter Study Results: David Scott, Ph.D., Senior Director, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation; Keep America Beautiful

The KAB 2020 National Litter Study is the most comprehensive study of litter and is a follow up to the landmark 2009 study which builds on science-based litter research started by KAB in 1969. 

9:30 – 10:15 AM

Session II: The Litter Connection to Flooding with the Louisiana Stormwater Coalition

Marie Constantin | Dr. Jeff Keuhny | Kelly Sword-Hurtado | Renée DeWitt-Verma

Hear from the four founding members of the Louisiana Stormwater Coalition about litter and its flooding consequences. The Louisiana Stormwater Coalition is an all-volunteer, grassroots effort to increase awareness about the benefits of stormwater management,  securing consistent funding for stormwater management,  and working towards solutions to Louisiana’s litter problems.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session III: Creating & Maintaining Community Recycling Program

  • Rachel Hering, Keep Texas Beautiful
  • Janet Vincent, Keep DeRidder Beautiful
  • Courtney Hornsby, KLB Board | West Monroe
  • Aundi Brown, Ouachita Green 

Rachel will discuss her long-term solutions to work hand in hand to bring recycling to rural and smaller communities throughout Texas. She will be joined by Janet, Courtney, and Aundi who will discuss creating a local recycling drop-off program in your community.

11:30 – 12:15 PM

Session IV: Steal This Program Panel

  • Franziska Trautmann + Max Steitz, Glass Half Full NOLA
  • Trey Brownfield, Keep Slidell Beautiful
  • Lauren Jones + Emilie Harmeyer, Shreveport Green

Learn all about successful programs ranging from ‘glassroots’ recycling and upcycling, to attention grabbing Earth Week projects and urban farming/community gardens.

12:30 – 12:45 PM

EVERYDAY HEROES AWARDS LUNCHEON

Welcome | Keynote Address: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

12:45 – 1:00 PM

University Affiliate Program Presentation: Gretchen Vanicor, KLB Board Member/ULL Director of Sustainability

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Luncheon

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Please join us in recognizing our previous 2020 Everyday Hero Honorees, our 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards Recipients, and our 2021 Everyday Heroes Honorees. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

Our room block at the Hilton is SOLD OUT; however, we’ve secured additional rooms at the Courtyard Baton Rouge  just 2 short blocks away from the Hilton.

Rooms are booking fast and OCTOBER 6th is the last day to reserve your room(s), so time is of the essence.

Book yours today!