2020 Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention Moves to Virtual Platform

The 2020 Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention, originally planned for April 1-3 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, will take place much as planned except it will be completely online. The program should appeal to lake and river advocates, scientists, managers, educators, and the general public who have an interest in protecting Wisconsin’s waters.

For more information on topics covered, keynote speakers, and how to register, visit https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/convention/default.aspx

Leaders from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UW Madison Division of Extension, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Lakes, and many others are collaborating to move the conference to a live, online format. Using the Zoom platform, this event will be able to accommodate hundreds of participants from across Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Attendees can join the meeting on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Moderators will be in each session to facilitate viewer questions in real time.

This Convention features over 40 concurrent sessions, 10 half-day workshops on April 1, and a plenary session on each day (April 2nd and 3rd). The online platform will allow people to participate from the safety of their own homes. This will also provide the opportunity for a wider audience, including students, educators, and the general public, to join us and learn from experts in the water industry.

To most accurately plan for the number of people planning to join the meeting, there is a registration process with a nominal fee. Each half-day workshop will cost $5 and the whole day of Thursday or Friday are $10 each.

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