Conference program

Explore an abbreviated schedule for the 2018 Wetland Science Conference below. Details will be added weekly throughout the fall, and the full program will be posted by mid-December, 2017.

Tuesday February 20th

6:00–9:00 Conference Kickoff Social and WWA Annual Meeting (Olympia Resort) 

Sponsored by Stantec

Catch up with your wetland colleagues and friends while enjoying light snacks, cash bar, and music by the Garlic Mustard Pickers. This fun event kicks of Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s 2018 Wetland Science Conference. Learn more about this event on our networking page.

Wednesday February 21st

9:00–10:10 Plenary Session

9:00 Welcome and Opening Comments

9:20 Conference KeynoteResiliency for Wetlands and Communities: Notes from the Field
Gillian Davies, Senior Ecological Scientist, BSC Group, Inc., and Past President, Society for Wetland Scientists

10:10–10:40 Break

Sponsored by Midwest Groundcovers

10:40–12:00 Concurrent Sessions

12:00–1:30 Lunch

Sponsored by GEI Consultants

1:30–3:10 Concurrent Sessions

3:10–3:40 Break

3:40–5:00 Concurrent Sessions

5:00–6:30 Poster Session and Cash Bar

6:30–9:30 Banquet and Presentation (Ticketed event)

Sponsored by Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

7:30 Banquet Presentation
Ken Leinbach, Executive Director, Urban Ecology Center

This is a ticketed event – see our banquet page for more information and how to purchase tickets

Thursday February 22nd

8:30–9:20 Plenary Session

Sponsored by Cardno

8:30 Welcome 

8:40 Plenary Address
John Magnuson, Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Director, UW-Madison Center for Limnology

9:30–10:30 Concurrent Sessions

10:30–11:00 Break

11:00–12:00 Concurrent Sessions

12:00–1:30 Lunch

1:30–4:30 Working Groups, Workshop, and Field Trips

Learn more about this year’s field trips and the working groups and workshops.