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Opening Ceremony


Since we can’t be in Nashville, we are bringing Nashville to you! Join us for an exciting performance featuring songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird as we kick-off PestWorld 2020.

Barry Dean has earned a Grammy nomination for Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” and has topped charts with number one singles for Little Big Town, “Pontoon” and “Day Drinkin'”; “Think a Little Less,” which topped the charts for Michael Ray; “Heartache Medication” which most recently hit #1 for Jon Pardi; Ingrid Michaelson’s Top 40 smash “Girls Chase Boys”; and an ever-growing list of country and pop successes.

Luke Laird co-wrote many songs with Barry Dean and has written over 20 number one Billboard singles, including Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, and Sara Evans, to name a few.

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Opening General Session Featuring Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, TV host, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. For over a decade, he’s traveled the globe to over 100 countries to highlight the good in humanity. Documented through his best-selling books and TV Shows, Leon works constantly to inspire the world with his message of Kindness and Hope. This is best shown through his Netflix series The Kindness Diaries.

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Industry Awards & General Session Featuring Ben Nemtin


Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a professional soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette— Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams and realize that impossible is possible.

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CEO Forum: Good to Great

Business owners and managers will not want to miss the CEO Forum: Good to Great, a new event series kicking off at PestWorld featuring a combination of both keynote speakers and industry leaders who will provide a vision for innovative solutions that will ensure a successful future for your business.
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Closing Session: PestWorld Popstar

Join your pest management community as we close out a successful convention with some fun entertainment featuring The Voice contestant, Kirk Jay, and musical talent from your fellow attendees!

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Beyond 'The Right Thing to Do': A SMART Approach to Diversity


A seasoned communicator, Janet Stovall is UPS’s primary speechwriter and one of a handful of Black speechwriters working at the C-level in the FORTUNE 500. A popular speaker, Janet’s frank business approach tackles corporate racism, diversity and equity head-on, offering  straightforward formulas and frameworks for dealing with them. Her TED talk challenging business to get serious about inclusion has been viewed nearly 1.8 million times. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College, a Master’s of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University and post-graduate certificates in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University and Yale University.

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24/7 Access to an Interactive Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall is where the real business of PestWorld takes place. The virtual platform allows participants to browse the hall at their own pace with 24/7 access! Meet with our industry’s suppliers in an interactive setting, learn about new products and discover the latest innovations for your business. With leading vendors showcasing the latest technologies, you are bound to discover solutions and partnerships that are perfect for your business. See who's exhibiting.


60+ Expert-Led Educational Sessions

It’s not business as usual for our industry, so it’s not education as usual at PestWorld 2020’s virtual conference. Our virtual format allows for live chat, Q&A and direct access to the experts. There’s no better time—or way—to invest in your future than connecting with knowledge here.

PestWorld attendees have exclusive access to 20 LIVE expert-led educational sessions and over 40 MORE educational sessions that will be made available on-demand well after the convention ends. What does this mean? Access to more trainings and more credits than ever before, all on your schedule! Check out the approved credits in your state.


Unique Networking Opportunities

Why do attendees return to PestWorld each year? While the world-class education and exhibits are compelling on their own, at the heart of it all is the people. The old friends, the new contacts, the shared stories.

In these changing times, the need for a reliable network has never been stronger. And your community is coming together again—virtually—to reconnect through unique experiences. That includes a live opening ceremony with entertainment from Nashville, live Q&As with speakers, interactive roundtables with your peers, and casual coffee chats throughout the three days. Plus, virtual mixers for different interest groups will pair you with like-minded professionals across the globe to share insights and talk growth, making for long-lasting connections.