Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention
Wisconsin Waters 20/20: Focusing on Resilient Lakes & Rivers
April 1-3, 2020
Holiday Inn Convention Center, Stevens Point
The 42nd Annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention and Water Action Volunteer Symposium will be held April 1-3, 2020 in Stevens Point, WI. This year's theme is "Wisconsin Waters 2020: Focusing on Resilient Lakes and Rivers". The event is a collaboration of the Wisconsin DNR, the University of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Lakes. We are a partnership of people caring for our legacy of lakes, rivers and streams through science, education, and citizen involvement. For 2020, we are taking a closer look at how we can continue to protect and enhance our wonderful water resources. Consider focusing on these ideas when submitting a proposal for a convention presentation:
We are looking to highlight RESILIENCY in 2020 convention presentations. Resiliency is the capacity of natural and human systems to "bounce back" from stressful events through self-organization, learning, and adaptation. Where possible, please include a description of how your proposed presentation will feature resiliency.
- Addressing habitat loss through restorations,
- Tackling non-point source pollution through producer-led coalitions,
- Managing invasive species through citizen monitoring and education, or
- Mitigating climate consequences through improved landscape design.
The Convention brings together scientists, managers, and citizen stakeholders to learn more about water resources, so the audience is more varied than a typical research or professional conference. Ideally, presentations provide the audience with actionable lessons that they might apply at any of Wisconsin's thousands of lakes, rivers or streams.
The Convention planning team will meet in October to review submissions and develop the agenda for the spring gathering.
NOTE: We are also planning to schedule two "lightning talk" sessions; these will feature a series of short (five minute) to-the-point presentations followed by a reception time for audience members and presenters to interact. Please indicate in your submission if you are willing to be considered for a lightning talk slot.