State Conference

September 20-21st, 2017 | Baton Rouge

Join us for our annual two-day conference that will spark ideas and conversations about how we can protect and beautify Louisiana and for generations to come.

The Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference is a fantastic opportunity for environmentally-minded individuals, businesses and organizations to come together for networking, training, and sharing big ideas. This year, we’ll learn how to develop a successful wildflower trail program, find ways to reduce – or even eliminate – waste in our homes and workplaces, discover methods for effectively marketing to millennials, and hear about a successful Christmas tree recycling/mulching program. Registration for the two-day conference plus a ticket to the formal Everyday Heroes Awards banquet is $125 per person. You may register online below as either a participant or an exhibitor.


The 2017 Everyday Heroes Awards Banquet will be held on the first night of the conference, September 20th at the Heidelberg Ballroom in the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Everyday Heroes are those outstanding individuals and groups that go the extra mile to keep their communities clean, beautiful, litter-free places to work and play. An Everyday Hero might be the young person that introduced recycling to your local festival, the law enforcement officer that tracks down illegal dumping in your community, or a group of students that has taken it upon themselves to reduce waste in their school cafeteria. Everyday Hero nominations are due on August 25th and nominations are available in eight different categories, found in the link below. Anyone can nominate someone for an award, and there is no limit to the number of individuals/groups that can be nominated.


Keep Louisiana Beautiful is pleased to announce that the 2017 State Conference and Everyday Hero Awards Banquet are generously sponsored by ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production (E&P) company, based on reserves and production, and also the largest private wetlands owner in the United States. The company’s wetlands property, known as the ConocoPhillips Coastal Wetlands, is located in Southeast Louisiana and comprises approximately 636,000 acres. ConocoPhillips participates in a wide variety of environmental initiatives, including coastal restoration, wetland mitigation, and biomass carbon sequestration. To advance its environmental stewardship, the company also explores new opportunities through research projects and new experimental technologies. We are honored to have their partnership, which helps us reach our own mission of promoting “personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.”

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Wildflower Trails of Mississippi
A Glimpse Into a Zero Waste Family
Marketing to Millennials
Zero Waste Behavior Modification
Overcoming Nature Deficit Disorder
Behavioral Change and Community Appearance
Volunteers: How to Recruit and Manage Strategic Players in a Mission-Driven Organization
How to Start a Christmas Tree Recycling Program in Your Area
How Non-Profits Can Make Their Voices Heard to Legislators Without Lobbying
Environmental Education Programs and Policies

Special Meetings:
Louisiana Recycling Coalition
Keep Louisiana Beautiful Affiliate Meeting

Please register for the conference using the registration link below. You may also purchase additional or single tickets to the Everyday Hero Awards Banquet through this registration form. Payment by credit card or check is accepted.


Keep Louisiana Beautiful welcomes like-minded organizations and vendors aligned with our mission to join us as an exhibitor at the 2017 Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference. We appreciate your partnership and presence at our annual conference and hope that it will be successful for your organization as well as our attendees.

Please note that exhibitors will be provided with one six-foot table and two chairs. Exhibitors should bring their own table linens if desired. Electricity is provided, but exhibitors should bring extension cords and power strips.

Exhibitors must set up on Wednesday, September 20th between 7:30am and 8:30am. Exhibitor breakdown must be completed no later than Thursday, September 21st at 3:00 pm.



The beautiful Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center will be the host hotel for the conference. It is located at 201 Lafayette Street and rooms may be reserved by calling 1-800-955-6962. Provide the code (BEA) or ask for the “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” group to receive the group rate.

Parking is available for $10 per day. Lots are located at Florida and Lafayette or Convention and Lafayette streets.  Limited shuttle service provided from hotel to Galvez Building Conference Center.


The conference will be held in the Oliver Pollock and Pensacola Rooms in the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Galvez Building Conference Center, located at 602 North 5th Street. Conference parking for the Galvez Conference Center is located at Galvez Parking Garage located at 504 Main Street.  Parking will be free for registered conference attendees with a validated ticket.