Registration Opens for 2024 KLB State Conference

BATON ROUGE, La. – Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) will host its annual State Conference October 23-24 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge, welcoming all to hear from experts on best practices for litter prevention, recycling, beautification, and sustainability efforts in Louisiana.


KLB will introduce a new format featuring breakout sessions, allowing attendees to create customized learning experiences that meet their unique interests and educational objectives.


Conference topics include
– Technology’s Role in Fighting Litter
– Green Events and Festivals
– “Rewilding” Your Campus and Organic Land Care
– Household Hazardous Waste
– Native Plants and Pollinators
– Recycling for Our Coast
– Microplastics in Our Waterways
– Youth Litter Education
– Main Street Beautification
– And much more


Day one speakers include Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, KLB Executive Director Susan Russell, and Jay Dardenne, former Commissioner of Administration. Dardenne will present on the subject matter of his film and documentary companion book, both titled “Why Louisiana Ain’t Mississippi… or Any Place Else!” The full conference schedule and speaker roster will be available soon at


Attendees will include local and state leaders, local government administrators, community organizations, non-profits, university staff and students, and individual community members.


Discounted early-bird registration is $160 until August 29. Student registration is $100. Registration is available on the 2024 State Conference webpage. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are also available.


“It’s important to provide a forum for local and state leaders, businesses, non-profits, and individual citizens to discuss Louisiana’s litter problem,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “The KLB State Conference serves as an opportunity for us all to come together to bring attention to this issue and brainstorm ways to address the problem. Together, we will move the needle toward a cleaner, greener Louisiana.”


“The KLB State Conference is attended by people who care about Louisiana and want to see it cleaned up,” said KLB Executive Director Susan Russell. “Not only is the conference a great networking opportunity, but it’s a time for idea sharing. We hope people learn from one another and take back ideas to their communities.”


The conference will conclude on October 24 with the Everyday Hero Awards luncheon honoring individuals, businesses, and non-profits going above and beyond to clean up Louisiana. Everyday Hero Award nominations are being accepted through August 29.


About Keep Louisiana Beautiful Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is the state’s leading anti‐litter and community improvement organization focused on achieving a cleaner, greener Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. KLB is affiliated with the national organization, Keep America Beautiful, and is supported by a robust statewide network of Community Affiliates and University Affiliates. Learn more at