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

Sponsored by Stantec

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

Sponsored by ENCAP

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, and 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

Sponsored by Cardno

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

Sponsored by Fund for Lake Michigan

11:00–12:00 Concurrent Sessions

12:00–1:30 Lunch

Sponsored by J. F. Brennan

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

Field trips sponsored by Midwest Natural Resources, Midwest Groundcovers, and Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

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