Call for Workshops
Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to submit a proposal for a Workshop at our 24th annual Wetland Science Conference, to be held February 19-21, 2019, in Madison, WI. The conference will highlight the environmental, socio-cultural, and economic value of wetlands and will promote the latest research on and techniques for wetland and watershed planning, restoration, and management.
Workshops offer opportunities for participants to learn and apply new skills and methodologies. Workshops can range from a couple of hours to a half or full day, and they can be held on the day prior to the conference, the afternoon of day 2 of the conference, or on the day following the conference. All workshops should further knowledge-building on topics related to wetland science, management, and communications. Workshop organizers will be responsible for recruiting instructors and facilitators for their session.
Suggestions for workshop topics
- Wetland plant identification
- Techniques for effectively communicating wetland science to non-science audiences
- Demonstration of new tool / product of interest to wetland professionals (e.g., drones for surveys and management assessment; hardware/software for field data collection and management; products for protecting wetlands from damage during construction)
How to apply
Workshop proposals should be submitted by email in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please email your workshop proposal to email@example.com by September 28, 2018. Proposals should be limited to two pages, single-spaced and include the following information:
- Proposed title
- Organizers (names, affiliations, email, identify one primary contact person)
- Description of workshop: objectives (at least 3), goals, and expected outcomes
- Statement regarding how the workshop can benefit attendees and the wetland community
- Description of target audience and estimated number of participants (minimum and maximum)
- Proposed workshop duration, format, activities, and schedule
- Any special A/V needs
- Any costs that would need to be covered by a fee charged to be charged to workshop registrants
- Short biographical sketch for each presenter/instructor, describing relevant experience and qualifications (not included in page limit)
Individuals considering submitting a workshop proposal should contact Katie Beilfuss, WWA Outreach Programs Director, at 608-250-9971, prior to submitting to discuss ideas and process.
Evaluation process and criteria
- Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
- Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
- Overall quality of the submission
- Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees
Organizers will be notified electronically concerning the receipt, review, and acceptance of their proposal via the e-mail address provided. Organizers will be notified as to the acceptance of their proposal no later than November 5, 2018. If for some reason you do not hear from the Conference Advisory Panel Symposium Committee by November 5, 2018, please contact Katie Beilfuss, WWA Outreach Programs Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.