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VALLEY VIEW, Ohio – Lawn & Landscape, sister publication of PCT, is pleased to announce Crystal Washington, technology strategist and futurist, and Erica Orange, executive vice president and COO of The Future Hunters, will be the keynote speakers at the 2021 Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference. The in-person event is a technology-focused conference for the green and pest management industries. It takes place Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, in Orlando. CLICK HERE to register.

Washington’s opening keynote will discuss how to use technology to increase efficiency while improving performance, including task automation. Orange’s closing keynote will discuss several emerging trends that are shaping and impacting the future.


As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Washington takes complex social media, app, and web topics and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people. Her clients comprise Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE. She is one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists and the author of the books One Tech Action and The Social Media Why.

Orange is executive vice president and COOO of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications of those trends for several influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients. Orange frequently speaks to a wide range of global audiences and has also authored numerous articles, book chapters, and industry white papers on cutting-edge, future-focused topics.

The pair join an impressive list of industry speakers who have successfully integrated software and technology into their landscaping, lawn care and pest control companies. Conference sessions and speakers have been carefully chosen by the editors of Lawn & Landscape, producer of the conference, editors of sister publication Pest Control Technology (PCT), and the 2021 Conference Advisory Board. 

“With so many companies going remote in 2020 due to COVID-19, technology was needed more than ever for companies to function on a daily basis,” said Brian Horn, Lawn & Landscape’s editor. “Crystal and Erica will give the audience big picture perspectives on how 2020 changed the way businesses will operate moving forward and how to do so effectively.”


This marks the second year for the Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference, and will take place once again in Orlando, Florida, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2021 at a new location – Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate. 


Along with the new location, there is expanded education for pest management professionals powered by sister publication Pest Control Technology (PCT), and a virtual option is available for those unable to make the face-to-face event. Additionally, attendees will experience organized networking as well as access to an exhibit hall featuring industry-leading technologies, solutions and innovations for green industry and pest management professionals. 


“This year’s conference offers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity between two service industries that not only survived, but in many cases excelled, during the world-wide pandemic,” states Dave Szy, publisher Lawn & Landscape. “The exchange between professionals in both industries will be just as valuable as the education programming.”  



Attendee registration is open, and Super Early Bird Rates are now available until June 8, 2021. Registration information can be found at