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Submit a Presentation Proposal

There are many ways to share your project, research, success story, or expertise at the Lakes and Rivers Convention. Check out the four opportunities below and consider submitting a proposal today!

  • Workshops
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Poster Presentations
  • Lightning Talks

Submit your Workshop Proposal here.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023

Workshops will be scheduled on Wednesday morning and afternoon (April 10) as well as Friday afternoon (April 12). Workshops can be 2-3 hours in length (half-day) or full-day (6 hours). Full-day workshops will only take place on Wednesday.

Workshops are meant to be more in-depth than concurrent sessions and engage participants in hands-on/exploratory activities, group discussions, or planning/work time (such as developing a communications plan, working on a website, or learning new technologies/tools).

Submit your Concurrent Session Proposal here.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023

Concurrent sessions take place on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12 and typically range from 20-50 minutes. There will be at least five concurrent sessions happening simultaneously in different rooms. Having a clear and exciting title as well as a clear description helps conference attendees decide which sessions they’ll attend. We encourage presenters to be interactive and engage the audience in their presentation. We also work in at least 5 minutes for Q&A at the end of each session.

This year, we are looking for presentations that fit into the following topic areas:

  • 50 Years of Water Science Translated to Action
  • Lake and River Flora and Fauna
  • Legislative and Policy Updates
  • Human and Critter Health
  • Managing Recreational Impacts
  • Capacity Building Strategies for Lake and River Groups
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • County Successes Over the Last 50 Years: How Local Government has Played a Role in Protecting Water Resources

Have something to share? Submit your proposal today!

Submit your Poster Presentation Proposal here.

Deadline: April. 1, 2024

Posters will be displayed starting Thursday morning (April 11) at 8:00 a.m. through Friday at 2:00 p.m. (we encourage you to attend the Wednesday evening Welcome Reception and set your poster up Wednesday evening). A featured Poster Session will take place on Thursday from 4:30-5:30 in which poster presenters are required to attend and discuss their poster.

During the Thursday poster session, you and other poster presenters will have a chance to share and discuss your topic one-on-one with a statewide audience.

Poster submissions should address the Convention’s broad theme of “Chapter 33 Golden Jubilee: 50 Years of Partnering for Our Waters” if possible.

Guidelines for poster presenters:

  • Posters should be 3 feet high by 4 feet wide (they will be displayed on horizontal boards) and readable from a distance of at least one meter.
  • Posters should be set up no later than Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Presenters are required to attend to their posters during the Poster Session from 4:30-5:30 on Thursday, April 11.
  • Posters should be taken down on Friday, April 12 between 2-4 p.m.
  • Handout materials for attendees may be provided. Please bring something to contain your handout materials, such as a leaflet holder, pocket folder, etc.
  • You may submit your poster as a PDF if you would like it included on our Convention website.
  • We require all presenters to register for the Convention if you plan to attend more than just the poster session. If you need assistance, please see our scholarship information.
  • Poster proposals will be reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis until the deadline, or until we reach capacity. Submit your proposal early to ensure inclusion in the program.

Please Note: The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention does not endorse specific products or services. Therefore, posters presented by individuals representing corporations or projects conducted by corporations should avoid the use of trade or brand names and refer to the products or services by a generic descriptor.

Submit your Lightning Talk Proposal here.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

This information-packed session will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 11). We will move from one presenter right into the next with time for questions after everyone has presented. If you have been chosen to present a Lightning Talk, we encourage you to submit a poster as well; the poster session will take place immediately following the Lightning Talks.

Guidelines for Lightning Talk presenters:

  • Submit up to five slides by April 1, 2024
  • Be ready to present no later than 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 11
  • Keep your time under 5 minutes.
  • We require all presenters to register for the Convention. If you need assistance, please see our scholarship information.
  • Lightning Talk proposals will be reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis until the deadline, or until we reach capacity. Submit your proposal early to ensure inclusion in the program.
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