2022 Natural Areas Conference

*All programming subject to change.  Please refresh the page for the most up-to-date information.  Check in frequently for updates. 
This Conference is provided in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Learn more about registration rates here

September 6-9, 2022 - Duluth, MN
The 2022 Natural Areas Conference (NAC22), Superior Visions: Navigating Complexity Amid Constant Change, will be in Duluth, Minnesota. Duluth occupies the land and waters of indigenous people that include the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who actively conserve and protect natural resources and continue their traditional practices in the present day. The northeast area of Minnesota is renowned for its natural areas, offering boreal and hardwood forest, extensive lakes, bogs and wetlands, as well as savanna and upland prairie.

The NAC22 agenda features more than 100 presentations developed by and for natural areas practitioners, including keynotes and plenary sessions; concurrent breakout sessions; half-day, hands-on workshops; posters; and field workshops.
NAA is committed to your safety during its in-person events and we want you to be aware of the protocols and requirements for NAA in-person events. As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving, NAA reserves the right to adjust protocols based on local, state, and national public health guidelines and restrictions in a specific location.

NAC22 Registration Rates:
  Early Bird  Regular  Late
  until 7/31/22  until 8/31/22  until 9/3/22
  Member  $499  $559  $619
  Nonmember  $569  $629  $689
  Student member  $299  $299  $299
  Student nonmember  $349  $349  $349

Cancellation Policy
Conference registrations canceled on or before August 2, 2022 will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. Conference registrations canceled on or after August 3, 2022 will not be refunded; however, registration fees may be transferred to another individual. (Please note that the new invoice generated as a result of the transfer will the new registrant's membership status and the difference (if any) will be charged.)


Address: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

Directions to the DECC (the Holiday Inn is nearby)

Click here for more Flight and Transportation Information

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Holiday Inn & Suites, Duluth Downtown
200 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Hotel Website

NAA's Guaranteed Rate: $134 per night
Saturday, September 3 - Thursday, September 8, 2022

Call 218- 722-1202 for reservations.

Room Block Availability Ends Friday, July 29.

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We can't wait to see you there!

*All programming subject to change.  Please refresh the page for the most up-to-date information.  Check in frequently for updates. 


Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.