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Keep Texas Beautiful Conference

KTB Conference A conference for all Texans
June 24- 26, 2024
Big Bend National Park

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

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

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

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


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 PRESENTATIONS

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. BREAKOUT SESSIONS


Keynote Speaker

Better Together: This land was made for you and me

As our society grows increasingly diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, culture, language, and age, we face the imperative of fostering greater participation in outdoor activities among this evolving demographic.

Concurrently, it is vital for organizations dedicated to conservation and sustainability to adapt and remain pertinent to this expanding population, all while maintaining their current base of participants and supporters.

In this keynote address, Mr. Buggs will discuss strategies to promote broader population engagement and relevancy to your work and the importance of new user participation to the sustainability of natural resources, our people, and our economy.

David Buggs

Mr. Buggs is the Director of Community Engagement for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 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 community engagement 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.


Explore the session descriptions for the KTB Conference:


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?

Register Here:

If you’re registering multiple individuals from your organization, please fill out a separate form for each attendee. Ensure that you provide each attendee’s email address accurately. The link to join the event is unique to each participant and will be sent to the email provided during registration.

How much does the KTB Conference cost?

Early Bird Registration is $125 and begins March 6, 2024, and runs through Earth Day, April 22, 2024.

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! Also, recordings of the conference sessions will be available after the event, so you can watch when it’s convenient for you.

If you aren’t able to attend, cancellations with a full refund may be made through Jun 21, 2024 by contacting the KTB office and
speaking to Michelle Lay at 512 961 5257 or emailing

Refunds will not be issued after June 21, 2024. Registrations may be transferred to another attendee through June 21st by contacting Michelle Lay at the phone or email referenced above.

After the start of the event, registration may not be refunded nor transferred to another attendee, no exceptions.

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.

Can I purchase a conference T-shirt separately from registration?

Yes! If you registered and didn’t order a T-shirt, want a T-shirt but need to pay for it with a different card, or can’t attend but want a T-shirt anyway–you can! Visit the registration page and ONLY select the T-shirt and continue to complete check-out. Please double-check your shipping address is correct.

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Thank you to our 2024 KTB Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor of the 2024 KTB Conference