Mark your calendar for the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. The event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. We have thirty (30) outstanding presentations and four (4) information-packed field tours for you to choose from. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center and the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott on the shores of Lake Erie.


We’ve got you covered. The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will offer continuing education credits for the following:

ASLA LA/CES – Eight (8) credits approved to-date, with more to come. Each of the credits approved to-date also meet the Health, Safety & Wellness (HSW) standard. Please see the Presentation Summary, where LA/CES-approved sessions are indicated with the LA/CES logo. Check back in the coming weeks as we anticipate offering an additional 4-8 credits via qualifying sessions and field tours.

USDA-NRCS Pennsylvania, Conservation Planner Continuing Education Credits – This event qualifies for six (6) Wildlife Biology CECs and two (2) Pasture CECs.

Certified Crop Advisors – We have submitted applications for multiple CEUs and they are currently under review. We will update the available CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors as approved.


The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will take place at the lovely Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA, with premier lodging provided by the adjoining brand new Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront. You might not want to go home after enjoying these first class conference facilities and luxurious accommodations. Learn more about everything the Erie Lakeshore region has to offer at You can even download the new Hello Erie app to use during your stay.

Symposium Details at a Glance

September 17-19, 2018
Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, PA

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We’ve partnered with Marriott’s Courtyard Erie Bayfront for lodging at a discounted rate for the event.