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2014 Wisconsin Lakes
Partnership Convention

We welcome lake lovers near and far to join us back in Stevens Point for our annual learning and networking event! We have an expanded menu of workshops and tours offered on Thursday and Saturday – descriptions of the workshops are at the links below. If someone can only make it to one workshop, they can now simply choose that option! A new workshop offering on Thursday is essentially a full-day mini-conference exploring the environmental and social connections between Wisconsin and Nicaragua, a nation blessed with lake resources but challenged by poverty and looming ecological changes. 

Our Friday morning plenary session emphasizes our theme of getting “Back to the Point” of lake management with a panel of lake scientists discussing the evolution of lake challenges over the past three decades. Dr. Carl Watras, Research Scientist; Dr. Susan Knight, Botanist and Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist; and Dr. Tim Kratz, Director of the Trout Lake Station will engage in a moderated discussion with Glen Moberg from Wisconsin Public Radio. They will highlight the long-term experiments carried out at Little Rock Lake in Vilas County and the management implications of lake research in Wisconsin.

Saturday’s agenda is intentionally geared towards folks who have never made it to the Convention before and want to learn more about the art and science of caring for lakes. Our Saturday morning keynote, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, will join us from the University of California – Berkeley, where he directs a path-breaking research and teaching program focusing on frogs and ways that we can help these charismatic amphibians. If you’ve always wondered what the fuss was about the Convention but never could make it in the past, we sincerely hope you will join us for Saturday’s sessions – you will not be disappointed! 


​Thursday, April 24th - Pre-Convention Workshops/Technical Sessions

​8:00 am ​Registration Desk Opens
​9:00 am - 4:30 pm All Day Workshops (click here for details)
​9:00 am - 12:00 pm Morning Workshops (click here for details)
​12:00 pm - 6:00 pm ​Exhibits Open
​12:00 - 1:30 pm ​Lunch on your own or pre-register to purchase lunch on-site for $15 
​1:30 - 4:30 pm Afternoon Workshops (click here for details)
​2:30 - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
​4:45 - 5:45 pm Special Technical Sessions (click here for details​)
​5:30 - 7:00 pm Networking Time - dinner on your own
7:00 - 11:00 pm Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention Welcome Reception

Friday, April 25th ​ ​

​6:45 - 7:45 am ​Sunrise Yoga
​7:30 am ​Registration Desk Opens
​8:00 am - 6:00 pm ​Exhibits Open
​8:00 - 8:50 am Concurrent Sessions 1 (click here for details​)
​9:00 - 10:45 am Welcome, Digital Production & Kickoff Plenary Panel (click here for details)
​11:00 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions 2 (click here for details)
​12:15 - 1:30 pm ​Lunch 
​1:45 - 2:25 pm Concurrent Sessions 3 (click here for details)
​2:35 - 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions 4 (click here for details)
​3:15 - 3:45 pm ​Refreshment Break 
​3:30 - 5:00 pm ​Poster Presentations & Visit the Exhibitors & Educational Displays
​5:00 - 6:00 pm ​Networking Time
​6:00 - 8:00pm Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Banquet & Awards Ceremony
​8:00 - 11:00pm ​Lakes Partnership After Hours

Saturday, April 26th ​ ​

​7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
​8:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibits Open
​8:00 - 8:40 am Concurrent Sessions 5 (click here for details)
​8:50 - 9:50 am Keynote Speaker (click here for details)
​9:50 - 10:20 am ​Refreshment Break
​10:30 - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions 6 (click here for details)
​11:45 am - 1:15 pm ​Closing Luncheon
​1:30 - 4:30 pm Tours & Workshops (click here for details)

for next year’s Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention:
April 23-25, 2015


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