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Keep Texas Beautiful Conference

KTB Conference A conference for all Texans
June 24- 26, 2024

The Keep Texas Beautiful Conference is the primary statewide educational event for community leaders to network, gain knowledge on environmental issues, recycling, and litter prevention, and recognize community excellence.

The KTB Conference supports provides connections to others working in the field and high-quality professional development for KTB community partners (staff and volunteers) government staff, elected officials, and industry leaders.

Our goals for the KTB conference are to:

  • Celebrate and recognize the achievements of youth and  community leaders (of all ages), civic groups, businesses and governments.
  • Offer an array of educational sessions that relay pertinent, innovative approaches to community beautification, waste reduction and litter prevention to those looking to improve their surroundings.
  • Provide unparalleled networking opportunities and exciting presentations from knowledgeable experts and those with a passion for community improvement and the environment. 

Presenting Sponsor

The 2024 KTB Conference will be hosted online June 24-26th

Schedule at a Glance

*subject to change

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. EXPO HALL OPEN

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. WELCOME & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION

10:35 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. EXPO HALL OPEN

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. AFFILIATE RECOGNITION

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. NETWORKING

10:00 a.m.- 10:10 a.m. BREAK

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. BREAK

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. EXPO HALL OPEN

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. BTA Winners Presentation 

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. PANEL- BTA WINNERS SPOTLIGHT

10:15 a.m.- 10:25 a.m. BREAK

10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. PANEL

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS


Keynote Speaker

David Buggs

Mr. Buggs is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), an agency of the state of Texas.  He earned his MBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a B.S. in Marketing from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

His role is developing and managing the execution of TPWD’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy.  David is an accomplished cultural compliance and management professional with years of experience in the area of relationship building, leadership development, mentoring, training, and executive coaching.  David also provides insight on behavior management, cultural understanding, multigenerational management, and ethical and government compliance.


Where is the conference this year?

The 2024 KTB Conference will be held virtually, using Zoom. While we value the opportunity to convene community members in person, many KTB affiliates don’t have the budget for travel. This year’s conference will allow Texans from all corners of the state to learn with us.

How do I register?

Registration coming soon!

How much does the KTB Conference cost?

Early Bird Registration is $125 and begins March 4, 2024, and runs through Earth Day, April 22, 2025.

Regular Conference Registration is $150 and is open April 23-June 26, 2024.

Will I receive an email confirmation of my registration?

Yes.  If you do not receive your email confirmation within 60 minutes, please check your email spam folder and then contact us at

We will also email you with periodic updates and reminders (if you consented to receive them.)

I registered, but now I can't attend. Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?

One of the nice things about a virtual conference is we can be more flexible! Cancellations with a full refund may be
made before Jun 24, 2024 by contacting the KTB office and
speaking to Michelle Lay at 512 961 5257 or emailing

You may also transfer your registration to another
attendee by contacting the KTB office at 512 961 5257  and speaking to Michelle Lay, or emailing

***Please note that recordings of the sessions will be available to registrants after the conference ends.***

Can I share my KTB Conference login information with other members of my team or organization?

No, your individual login credentials are unique to you, and cannot be shared with others.

Are single day registrations available?

We do not offer single-day registration options. If you are only able to watch a portion of the conference live, recordings of all the conference sessions will be available for you to view and refer to after the conference.

Become a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor!


Presenting Sponsor of the 2024 KTB Conference