Leadership Institute
National Conference

July 14 – 17, 2024 | Nebraska City, NE 
Lied Lodge and Conference Center

Grounding Ourselves in Nature

Join our growing network and take the opportunity to ground yourself in reflection and rejuvenation. Enjoy a great mix of nature-based experiences indoors and out, through hands-on sessions, discussion groups, and inspiring connections. Return home ready to integrate a wealth of ideas and perspectives into the important work you do with and for children each day.

Choose from one of these interest groups:


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Centers Tour:
On Wednesday, July 17 (in the afternoon), take a tour of four very different and engaging Nature Explore Classrooms. Explore the possibilities with all your senses. This includes a box lunch for the 45 minute drive to Lincoln and a celebration snack at the end of the tour.



Make your room reservation directly with Lied Lodge and Conference Center by:


Shuttle Service from Airport:

We recommend flying into Omaha to Eppley Airfield. If you make your room reservation by phone, let Lied Lodge and Conference Center know if you would like a shuttle. If you make your room reservation online, please call Lied Lodge and Conference Center at 800-546-5433 to request a shuttle. Shuttle cost is $65 per person, per trip.




Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds will be made until June 30 minus a $50 processing fee, per registrant. After June 30, refunds will not be available.

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Please contact [email protected] or 402-467-6112 with any questions.