Annual Conference

The Hawaii Island Landscape Association board of directors is pleased to report on last year’s 2019 successful conference for HILA members and the community at the beautiful Hapuna Beach Hotel.  We will be posting photos of the conference shortly for your enjoyment.  The theme of 2019’s conference was the Green Industry – the Business of Landscape.

The next annual conference will be in 2021.  Hawaii Island Landscape Association offers several opportunities for members and the community to earn LICT Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Please visit the “Training” page to get more information.

Want to see what you missed? Download the prior 2019 Conference Speaker Schedule
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Become a HILA member today for the opportunity to save on future conference fees and continuing education course fees in 2020 and if you renew next year for the 2021 conference. To pay for membership online or to download a membership form, click here.

 For more information,
contact Ty McDonald, or 322-4884.

Since HILA’s inception of holding conferences in 2010, HILA, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, has presented an annual conference and trade show at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Kohala Coast. This one-day educational event is the premier annual conference for all members of the Big Island green industry:  landscape architects, designers, nursery growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, arborists, suppliers and educators.  The Trade Show features the latest products and services offered by numerous landscape vendors in Hawaii. Speakers include local experts from the golf course, nursery and landscape industry, as well as the University of Hawaii. The conference provides an opportunity to earn valuable Continuing Education Units (CEU) for:

  • HILA Certified Landscape Technicians
  • ISA Certified Arborists
  • HDOA Pest Applicators