2020 TOCA Annual Meeting

By Kristy Mach, Executive Director

The TOCA Annual Meeting is the marquee event of the year for the organization. This year, the meeting will take place in Denver, April 28-30. If you’re looking to bring more colleagues and friends to the TOCA meeting, you might be interested in what some other first-timers had to say after the 2019 meeting.

“I enjoyed meeting other members and learning more about their roles within their respective organizations. Everything felt light hearted and fun, yet still informative and ‘down to business,’ if you will. I felt as though I was actively learning almost the entire time and I’m excited to become more involved with the organization!”

“The tight-knit community that TOCA has created is very warm and welcoming, and it was great to connect with people who understand our industry and marketing.”

The second testimonial really encapsulates what TOCA is all about – continuing education and insight – specifically for green industry communicators. Celebrating the work that is done day in and day out, and being able to connect those in publishing and marketing/public relations.

Swanson Russell developed the logo for the 2020 meeting and we are excited to unveil it here.

Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect that week.

Tuesday, April 28

2:00 p.m.             Board of directors meeting
6:00 p.m.             Informal meet and greet in hotel bar for attendees
7:00 p.m.             Go to welcome dinner (optional). It’s free for first time attendees and board members; others are welcome to pay a la carte.

Wednesday, April 29

8:30 a.m.             Welcome and introductions
9:00 a.m.             Scholarship and internship recognition
9:30 a.m.             Environmental Communicator of the Year – sponsored by Project EverGreen
9:50 a.m.             Volunteer of the Year
10:00 a.m.           Break
10:15 a.m.           Professional development session
11:45 a.m.           Boxed lunch and depart for tours or golf
7:00 p.m.             Opening night reception and silent auction

Thursday, April 30

7:00 a.m.             TOCA Run/Walk Club
8:00 a.m.             Breakfast
9:00 a.m.             Keynote
10:15 a.m.           Break
10:30 a.m.           Keynote II
Noon                   Lunch
12:45 p.m.           Group photo
1:15 p.m.             Professional development session
2:45 p.m.             Break
3:00 p.m.             Professional development session
4:00 p.m.             Business meeting
5:00 p.m.             Adjourn
6:30 p.m.             Reception
7:00 p.m.             Dinner
7:30 p.m.             Hall of Fame induction
7:45 p.m.             Awards program

Stay tuned for more details to be unveiled. For now, write the dates IN PEN on your calendar and make your plans to attend!

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