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Agenda Highlights

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  • Interactive workshops (morning and afternoon workshops – pre-registration required)
  • Field Trips
  • Special Technical Sessions (tentative) driven by participant needs
  • Educational and Business Exhibits
  • Evening Poster Session
  • Evening welcome reception (must be registered for Wednesday and/or Thursday); join us as we try our hand at Lake and River Pictionary, a fun way to get to know other attendees
  • Full day of learning and engagement
  • 35+ concurrent sessions; topics include:
    • Wildlife/fisheries/natural history
    • Building Trust Across User Groups and Stakeholders: Bridging Communication Gaps and Considering Different Perspectives
    • Unique Issues of Impounded Lakes
    • Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and Aquatic Plant Management (APM)
    • Recreational Impacts and the Public Trust
    • Building Trust Through Proper Project Management/Coordination
    • Funding for Water Resource Projects
  • Educational and Business Exhibits
  • Morning Welcome featuring a “How we enjoy water together…” Digital Production and kickoff keynote event
  • Lunch
  • Lightning Presentations
  • Wisconsin Lake Stewardship & Volunteer Stream Monitoring Awards Ceremony and Banquet (registration required)
  • Lakes and Rivers Partnership After Hours informal networking event
  • Full day of learning and engagement
  • 35+ concurrent sessions; topics include:
    • Wildlife/fisheries/natural history
    • Our Urban Waters
    • Community-led Initiatives: Building Trust within Communities
    • Human and Wildlife Health Impacts from Aquatic Chemical Exposures
    • Recreational Impacts and the Public Trust
    • Developing Organizational Capacity
  • Educational and Business Exhibits
  • Morning keynote speaker
  • Lunch

Virtual participants will be able to participate in the 2023 WI Lakes and Rivers Convention through the EventMobi app. You will have access to select sessions on both Thursday and Friday in addition to the keynote speakers, and a chance to interact with educational and business exhibitors online.

Thursday, April 20

Virtual sessions on Thursday will include topics from:

  • Wildlife/Fisheries/Natural History
  • Building Trust Across User Groups and Stakeholders: Bridging Communication Gaps and Considering Different Perspectives

 

Friday, April 21

Virtual sessions on Friday will include topics from:

  • Wildlife/Fisheries/Natural History
  • Our Urban Waters

 

Benefits of Virtual Event

  • You can stay home (or wherever you are) and save fuel (and reduce emissions!)
  • You can still participate in presentations AND the keynote speakers
  • Connect with speakers and other attendees using the app
  • Connect with exhibitors and sponsors using the app

Agenda At-a-Glance

Times subject to change

Wednesday, April 19

9 a.m.-12 p.m.Morning Workshops and Field Trips (pre-registration required)
12-7 p.m.Exhibits Open
12-1 p.m.Lunch on your own or pre-register for provided lunch
1-4 p.m.Afternoon Workshops and Field Trips (pre-registration required)
4:45-5:45 p.m.Special Technical Sessions (tentative)
6-7 p.m.Poster Session
6-11 p.m.Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Partnership Convention Welcome Reception 

Thursday, April 20

9 a.m.-6 p.m.Exhibits Open/Posters on Display
8-8:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (seven concurrent sessions)

9-10:30 a.m.Welcome, Digital Production & Kickoff Keynote Event
10:40 a.m.- 12 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (seven concurrent sessions)
12:15-1:30 p.m.Lunch and Speaker
1:45-2:25 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (seven concurrent sessions)
2:35-3:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (seven concurrent sessions)
3:30-4:30 p.m.Lightning Talks
6-8 p.m.Wisconsin Lake Stewardship & Volunteer Stream Monitoring Awards Ceremony and Banquet

Friday, April 21

8 a.m.- 12 p.m. Exhibits Open
8-8:50 a.m.Concurrent Sessions (six concurrent sessions)
9-10:15 a.m.Keynote Speaker
10:45-11:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions (six concurrent sessions)
12-1:15 p.m.Closing Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (six concurrent sessions)
2:45-3:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions (six concurrent sessions)
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