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Did you know that the human body undergoes remarkable changes every time you go underwater? The heart rate slows and the cardiovascular system shifts gears, allowing people to hold their breath much longer than they can above land. Did you also know that, even when controlling for all other variables, people who live near lakes, rivers and oceans experience significant benefits in terms of happiness, longevity, and absence of diseases? These are just some of the many fascinating ways that being near, in, on, and under water affects people. We invite you to take a closer look at these phenomena during the 2017 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention in Stevens Point April 5-7 as we “go deeper” and explore the mind-body-water connection.



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The 39th annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention will be held in conjunction
with the Water Action Volunteers Annual Symposium.

2017 Convention Agenda At-a-glance

Wednesday, April 5 - Pre-Convention Workshops and Technical Sessions

​8:00am​Registration Desk Opens
​9:00 am - 12:00pmMorning Workshops (click here for details)
​12:00 pm - 6:00pm​Exhibits Open
​12:00 - 1:30pm​Lunch on your own or pre-register to purchase lunch on-site
​1:30 - 4:30pmAfternoon Workshops(click here for details)
​3:00 - 3:30pmRefreshment Break
​4:45 - 5:45pmSpecial Technical Sessions(click here for details)
​5:45 - 7:00pmNetworking Time - dinner on your own
7:00 - 11:00pmWelcome Reception (click here for details)

Thursday, April 6 - Kickoff Keynote, Concurrent and Poster Sessions,
WAV Symposium, Networking Time and Awards Banquet ​ ​

​6:30 - 7:15am​Sunrise Yoga (click here for details)
​7:30am​Registration Desk Opens
​8:00am - 6:00pm​Exhibits Open
​8:00 - 8:50amConcurrent Sessions 1(click here for details)
​9:00 - 10:45amWelcome, Digital Production & Kickoff Keynote (click here for details)
​11:00am - 12:00pmConcurrent Sessions 2(click here for details)
​12:15 - 1:30pm​Lunch 
​1:45 - 2:25pmConcurrent Sessions 3 (click here for details)
​2:35 - 3:15pmConcurrent Sessions 4 (click here for details)
​3:15 - 3:45pm​Refreshment Break 
​3:30 - 5:00pm ​Poster Presentations & Visit the Exhibitors & Educational Displays (click here for details)
​5:00 - 6:00pm​Networking Time/WAV Coordinator Meeting and Supplies Distribution
​6:00 - 8:00pmWisconsin Lake Stewardship Banquet & Awards Ceremony (click here for details)
​8:00 - 11:00pm​Networking After Hours with Tuck Pence! (click here for details)

Friday, April 7 - Concurrent Sessions, WAV Symposium, Closing Keynote, Afternoon Workshops ​ ​

​6:30-7:15am​Sunrise Yoga (click here for details)
​7:30amRegistration Desk Opens
​8:00am - 12:00pmExhibits Open
​8:00 - 9:00amConcurrent Sessions 5 (click here for details)
​9:15 - 10:15amConcurrent Sessions 6 (click here for details)
​10:15 - 10:45am​Refreshment Break
​10:45 - 11:35amConcurrent Sessions 7 (click here for details)
​11:45am - 1:15pm​Luncheon Plenary, WAV Awards and Closing Keynote (click here for details)
​1:30 - 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions 8 (click here for details)
​2:30 - 3:00pm​Refreshment Break
​3:00 - 4:00pmConcurrent Sessions 9 (click here for details)
​1:30 - 4:30pmAfternoon Workshops (click here for details)
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