2021 Summit

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Join us virtually, August 23-26.

NATURE CENTERS, OUTDOOR SCHOOLS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERS are in a new phase of challenges, and we need new solutions. Join us for the 2021 ANCA Summit, where we will LOOK AHEAD to the future and RECHARGE & RESET our work as a profession. If you want fresh tools and inspiration for your organization, don’t miss this empowering event.


Registration Fees



The Summit is for current ANCA Members. We do not want the cost of a membership to be a barrier to attending and will offer two discounted membership rates for non-members to join. When you register for the Summit, you can join as an Associate Member for $45 (normally $60) or as a Professional Member for $70 (normally $95). These discounted rates are for expired or non-members only and not available for membership renewals.


ANCA will award scholarships, up to $225, to senior management staff who demonstrate the greatest need and potential impact that the Summit will have on their position and their organization. We recognize the financial stresses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and welcome applications from anyone who needs financial assistance this year. Apply for a scholarship here.


The Summit features different opportunities for you to learn and connect:

FACILITATED DISCUSSIONS where all attendees enrich the discussion by contributing ideas and experiences on a topic. Facilitators ensure a shared dialogue that brings out an abundance of perspectives, possibilities, and renewed energy.

WORKSHOPS for you to expand your skill set and learn in-depth on a single topic, while also directly engaging with experts. See the workshops here.

FEATURED SPEAKERS who will offer their expertise on current trends and innovation in the field. See the speakers here.

OPEN SPACE SESSIONS provide an opportunity for participants to create their own meeting, continue a session that needs more time, or find a group to address an issue that was not presented elsewhere during the Summit.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES will help you grow and strengthen your personal network. With spaces for small group and one-on-one interaction, you can create connections that will endure long after the Summit.

With these experiences and more, the Summit will be an impactful event for all current and future leaders in the nature and environmental learning center field.

"I've attended so many virtual meetings and seminars this year and the Summit was by far the best-organized and well-planned program I participated in."

— 2020 Summit participant


Supporting Sponsors

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Contributing Sponsors
Lake | Flato Architects

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Partnering Sponsors

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 Split Rock Studios

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