The 2019 Natural Areas Conference will be held at the Sheraton Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA October 8-10, with pre-conference Workshops and ID Workshops on October 7, and Field Workshops on October 10. All speakers for the conference need to pay their own registration.

2019 Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration: on or before August 1, 2019
Regular Registration: August 2 – October 1, 2019
Late Registration: October 2 – Onsite at conference

Early Bird and Regular Full Registration, and Student Full Registration, includes the Poster Session and Reception, the NAA Awards Dinner, and all breaks. If you are an NAA member, it also includes the Member Luncheon. For those who pre-register as mentors or are students, it also allows access to the Mentor-Student Luncheon.

One-Day and Late Registration do not include the NAA Awards Dinner, the Member Luncheon, or the Member-Student Luncheon. There is no Student One-Day registration. Students must register for the Full Registration option.

Registration for the conference does not include hotel accommodations. Reserve your room in our specially priced event block at the Sheraton Pittsburgh now. Deadline to receive the special rate is September 6.

Questions about membership or registration?
You can Join anytime, join during conference registration, or join by contacting our Membership Coordinator and Conference Manager, Amy Wills, at She can also answer your questions about conference registration.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation at any time after registration is complete will incur administration costs of $50, as will any requested changes in your registration.

Scholarship Information
Scholarships for students are now closed. Scholarships for natural areas practitioners who work in the state of Pennsylvania are available due to the generosity and support of the Colcom Foundation, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Apply now.

Photography and Filming Note
NAA staff and contractors will be taking photographs and video at the conference. Your attendance at the conference may be covered and your registration indicates consent to have any images or footage featuring you to be used for NAA-related materials and outreach. Please contact us if you do not want your images to be used.


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