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
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.