Conference program

Explore an abbreviated schedule for the 2019 Wetland Science Conference below. Details will be added weekly throughout the fall, and the full program will be posted by mid-December, 2018.

Tuesday February 19th

6:00–9:00 Conference Kickoff Social and WWA Annual Meeting (Madison Marriott West) 

Sponsored by Sterling Lumber

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

Wednesday February 20th

9:00–10:10 Plenary Session

9:00 Welcome and Opening Comments

9:20 Conference Keynote: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in U.S. Wetland Policy: How Did We Get Here, Where are We Headed, and Is It Enough?
Jeanne Christie, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Policy Advisor, Association of State Wetland Managers

10:10–10:40 Break

Sponsored by Merjent

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

Sponsored by NES Ecological Services

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 We Energies

7:30 Banquet Presentation
Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Professor of History, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies, Norfolk State University

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

Thursday February 21st

8:30–9:20 Plenary Session

8:30 Welcome 

8:40 Plenary Address
Katie Beilfuss, Outreach Programs Director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association

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, Workshops, and Field Trips

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