Annual Gathering

The OLTA Land Trust Gathering is the annual training, skills development and networking conference bringing together land trust, conservation professionals and those in the broader environmental industry and the charitable sector from across Ontario. Conference participants benefit from workshops and plenary sessions. There is also plenty of time for informal networking and celebrating accomplishments with your colleagues!


2019 OLTA Gathering – Registration is now open!
“A Place To Grow: Protection and Connection”

We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Gathering at Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County. We are excited to bring you two half day sessions on Sunday October 6th. There will be a tour of Prince Edward County’s South Shore or a board governance session for board members – new and old. We are excited to announce that Rick Beaver, restoration ecologist, visual artist and member of Alderville First Nation, will be our opening speaker. There will also be a student poster display. See details below.

Early bird registration ends on September 9th and registration closes on September 17th. Register now!

2019 Registration Form

2019 Schedule – more details will be added as they become available

2019 Session Overviews – more details will be added as they become available

2019 Gathering FAQ


Student Poster Display


You are invited to present your related work at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) Student Poster Display. The deadline to submit your abstract is Friday, September 13. The poster display will highlight work by students and recent graduates in the land trust community. This will also show land trusts what opportunities might apply to them in terms of engaging students and graduates.

Student Poster- Overview

Student Poster – Form

2019 Supporters


Sandbanks Estate Winery Inc.

2018 Gathering: Collaborating for Conservation - Strength in Diversity
2017 Gathering: Promoting Excellence in Conservation

Gathering Program

Presentations from 2017 Gathering:

2016 Gathering: Inspiring Conservation Leadership
2015 Gathering: Conservation Connections