2023 Public Lands Council Annual Meeting

Join the Public Lands Council for our 55th Annual Meeting! We’re heading to the incredible Pendleton, Oregon from September 5-7, 2023 for a packed schedule of informative general sessions, policy committee meetings, cocktail hours, our annual awards banquet, and more. This year will be one for the books — don’t miss your chance to post up in Pendleton!


Full Registration (All speakers, meetings, meals, etc.)

Spouse/Guest Registration (Discounted rate for attendance at meals and social events only.)

Student Registration (Discounted rate students enrolled in college/university.)

Media Registration (Discounted rate for media on assignment.)

Tradeshow Vendor Registration (Discounted rate for our generous tradeshow participants.)
Please contact Will at wbaugh@beef.org for a discount code.

Registration will also be available on-site, but we strongly encourage all attendees to register and secure hotel accommodations well in advance. This is a very busy time of year in Pendleton! All on-site registrations will incur an added $50 fee.



The room blocks for the hotels are now closed, but rooms are still available at market value. The two hotels below are the official hotels for PLC Annual Meeting: 

Best Western Pendleton 
400 SE Nye Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 276-2135

Holiday Inn Express 
600 SE Nye Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 966-6520


There are several local/regional Oregon airports near Pendleton but the closest major airports are:

Tri-Cities Airport (PSC)1 hour / 69 miles
Pasco, WA 99301

Portland International Airport (PDX)3 hours / 204 miles
Portland, OR 97218


Boise Airport (BOI)3.5 hours / 221 miles
Boise, ID 83705


Sponsorship Opportunities

PLC’s Annual Meeting wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of our generous sponsors. If you want to get your brand and message in front of an influential, highly-invested audience of ranchers, natural resource policy experts, and government officials, let’s talk! Email Will Baugh (wbaugh@beef.org) about how we can work together to put on a great event and extend the reach of your business or organization. Become a PLC Annual Meeting Sponsor Today! 

Pendleton Fun for the Whole Family

PLC’s Annual Meeting is taking place the week before Pendleton’s World Famous Round-Up! The Round-Up is one of North America’s largest and oldest rodeos, with a history spanning 113 years. If you are attending Annual Meeting, this is the perfect opportunity to extend your stay by a few days and enjoy a family vacation to one of the West’s most action-packed venues with parades, big-name country concerts, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, and more.

If you’re staying in town for the rodeo, PLC has organized some Friday morning activities to keep you busy. When you complete your registration, be sure to sign up for a tour of either the Pendleton Woolen Mills (children under 12 not permitted) or the Pendleton Underground. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot! 

Need more ideas for your trip to Pendleton? We’ve got you covered! Click here to view our Pendleton Adventure Guide, with plenty of tips for family-friendly and after-hours attractions.