The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced the lineup for its annual Workforce Summit, March 1-3, in Alexandria, Va. The two-day summit brings together workforce strategists from a variety of industries, with recruiting experts and industry companies to brainstorm and share solutions.

The Keynote speaker, Eric Chester, is a renowned workforce development authority and author of the soon to be released Fully Staffed: Finding and Keeping Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever. A former landscape professional, he’ll share his findings on where today’s most innovative companies are finding seasonal and entry level employees.

The summit also features panels and roundtables on the future workforce, diversity and inclusion, success stories from landscape contractors and other industries, and recruiting tips for Gen Z and Millennials.

“The Workforce Summit has quickly become one our most impactful events because we are discussing innovative solutions to the workforce shortage,” said Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “Our members, through the Industry Growth Initiative and our Workforce Council, have led the way in attracting new workers and moving the needle for the entire industry.”

Last year’s Summit sold out, so early registration is encouraged. The cost is $399 for NALP members and $599 for non-members. The event is sponsored at the Platinum level by Caterpillar and by the Industry Growth Initiative.