2017 North Carolina Land Trust Assembly  at Hendersonville’s Kanuga Conference Center!

Tuesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 25


Registration Information

Register Early – Save Money! Register by May 9th to receive the early registration rate. After May 9th there will be an additional $25 administrative fee.

Assembly Fees

Full Assembly: 5/23-5/25

  • SINGLE rate – $350. Includes Tues and Weds overnights + 6 meals: Tues supper, Weds all, Thurs breakfast and lunch
  • DOUBLE rate (shared room) – $300. Includes Tues and Weds overnights + 6 meals: Tues supper, Weds all, Thurs breakfast and lunch.

Half Assembly: 5/24-5/25

  • SINGLE rate $225. Includes Weds overnight + 4 meals: Weds lunch and supper, Thurs breakfast and lunch.
  • DOUBLE rate (shared room) $175. Includes Weds overnight + 4 meals: Weds lunch and supper, Thurs breakfast and lunch

Wednesday Commuter – $100. No overnight accommodations and includes breakfast, lunch, supper.

Thursday Commuter – $50. No overnight accommodations and includes breakfast and lunch.

Click here to complete your registration. 

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, May 23

3pm                            Assembly Registration opens

                                  Free time/Networking/Hiking at Kanuga

4pm                            Kanuga check in for guests staying on site

6-6:45pm                  Assembly begins with Dinner

7:30-9:30pm            Conservation for All: A Networking Event and Social hosted by CTNC’s Future Leaders of Conservation Advisory Board (location TBD)


Wednesday, May 24

8-8:45am                  Breakfast

8-9:30am                  LTA Special Invite Working Group on Community Conservation

9-10:00am                Free time/Networking

9-9:45am                  Newcomers to land conservation: A special session for interns & others new to conservation


10- 12pm                   CTNC Opening Welcome and Interactive Plenary

                                  It Happens: Staff Transitions and Succession Planning

12-12:45pm              Lunch

1-2:30pm                  Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Taking Farmland Preservation to the Next Level: New Tools, Approaches, and Partnerships
  • Session B: Land Trusts and Climate Communications
  • Session C: Sharpening the Saw: Moving your land trust from risk taking to informed decision making

2:30pm                      Break

2:45-4:00pm            Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Land Protection & Stewardship Hot Topics #2: Energy Facilities on Conservation Lands
  • Session B: Looking Within: Land trusts examine diversity and equity in their organizations
  • Session C: Working Group: Building the 100,000 Voices Communications Campaign

4-5:00pm                  Land Trust Council Committee Meetings

5-6:00pm                  Free time/Networking

6-6:45pm                  Dinner

7-8:30pm                  Awards Ceremony with Wendy Jackson, Land Trust Alliance

8:30-10:30pm         Social hour(s) at The Pavilion on Kanuga Lake


Thursday, May 25

8-8:45am                 Breakfast

8-8:45am                 Land Trust Executive Council Meeting (separate breakfast)

9:30-11am                Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Policy Roundtable: State and Federal Legislative Priorities and Advocacy
  • Session B: A Two Way Street: Building Relationships with Corporate Funders
  • Session C: Land Protection & Stewardship Hot Topics #1: Current National Issues & Take-Aways

10:15am                   Break

11:15-11:45am         Assembly Wrap Up with Walter Clark, Clean Water Management Trust Fund

12-12:45pm             Lunch and depart