Skip to main content

 
 


This past summer, the world lost a visionary ecologist who inspired people to explore how complex natural systems persist and thrive in the face of unanticipated change. Crawford Stanley “Buzz” Holling  is credited with popularizing the study of resiliency in a range of places, from small lakes to prairie landscapes. The resiliency concept would help explain competing “stable states” of shallow lakes: clear water with rooted plants versus turbid water with algae. Each stable state can persist for years until a disturbance “pushes” the lake to an alternative state; the difficulty of changing from one state to another is an indicator of resiliency. Later in his career, Buzz and colleagues focused on coupled human-nature systems to examine how the resiliency concept might apply to our communities.

This exciting direction has opened up a new realm of coupled social and ecological studies. Findings have caused researchers and managers to better appreciate the nuanced contradiction found in such complex systems: they are dynamic and changing, but also stable and persistent. That same contradiction applies to our vibrant community of lake and river lovers and our annual spring gathering. We experience cycles of small transformations when volunteers and staff retire and new faces take on leadership roles. Yet, the core function of our gatherings holds steady over many years and even decades: we assemble to learn from each other, to share stories of success and failure, and to acquaint ourselves with the faces and voices behind the emails and reports. 

Highlights

 

 ​  ​ 
  

Agenda At-a-glance

Wednesday, April 1 - Pre-Convention Workshops/Technical Sessions

​8:00 am
​Registration Desk Opens
​9:00 am - 4:30 pm
All Day Workshops (details coming soon​)
​9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morning Workshops (details coming soon​)

​12:00 pm - 6:00 pm​Exhibits Open
​12:00 - 1:00 pm​Lunch on your own or pre-register to purchase lunch on-site
​1:00 - 4:00 pm

​Afternoon Workshops (details coming soon​)

​3:00 - 3:15 pmRefreshment Break
​4:45 - 5:45 pmSpecial Technical Sessions (details coming soon)
​5:45 - 7:00 pmNetworking Time - dinner on your own
7:00 - 11:00 pmWisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention Welcome Reception (details coming soon​)

Thursday, April 2​ ​

​6:30 - 7:15 am​Sunrise Yoga
​7:30 am​Registration Desk Opens
​8:00 am - 6:00 pm​Exhibits Open
​8:00 - 8:50 amConcurrent Sessions 1 (details coming soon)
​9:00 - 10:30 amWelcome and Keynote Speaker Dr. Douglas Beard (details coming soon​)
​10:40 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions 2 (details coming soon)
​12:15 - 1:30 pm​Lunch 
​1:45 - 2:25 pm
Concurrent Sessions 3 (details coming soon)
​2:35 - 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions 4 (details coming soon)
​3:15 - 3:45 pm
​Refreshment Break 
​3:30 - 4:30 pm
​Concurrent Lightning Presentations (details coming soon​)
​3:30 - 5:00 pm
​Poster Presentations and Visit the Exhibitors and Educational Displays (details coming soon​)
​5:00 - 6:00 pm
​Networking Time
​6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Lake Stewardship and Water Action Volunteer Monitoring Awards Ceremony and Banquet (details coming soon)
​8:00 - 11:00 pm
​Lakes Partnership After Hours (details coming soon​)

Friday, April 3 ​ ​

6:30 - 7:15 am
​Sunrise Yoga
​7:30 am
Registration Desk Opens
​8:00 am - 12:00 pmExhibits Open
​8:00 - 8:50 amConcurrent Sessions 5(details coming soon)
​9:00 - 10:15 amKeynote Speaker Lauren Salvato (details coming soon​)
​10:15 - 10:45 am​Refreshment Break
​10:45 - 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions 6 (details coming soon)
​12:00 - 1:15 pm​Closing Luncheon (details coming soon​)
​1:30 - 2:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 7(details coming soon​)
​2:30 - 2:45 pm
​Refreshment Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions 8 (details coming soon​)
​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​

Website feedback
close
©1993- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point