12th ANNUAL UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER CONFERENCE | OCTOBER 23-24, 2019

Advancing our Shared Vision ~ Sustaining and Utilizing our Mississippi Treasure


Oct. 23-24, 2019
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Moline, Ill.

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2019 UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER CONFERENCE ~ Preliminary Program
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WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
John Anfinson, National Park Service - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Colin Wellenkamp, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative

THURSDAY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Olivia Dorothy, American Rivers
Loren Wobig, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources Office of Water Resources

CONCURRENT SESSION SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Sustaining and Improving the River
Lauren Salvato, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
KathiJo Jankowski, USGS
Chris Jones, University of Iowa
Bob Bohannon, City of Moline
Joshua Lighton, Iowa American Water
Roger Viadero, Ph.D., Western Illinois University
Jon Hendrickson, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Mark Binsfeld, J.F. Brennan

Utilizing the River
Craig Miller, Illinois Natural History Survey
Katie Burns, Audubon Minnesota
Martin Graber, Mississippi River Parkway Commission/Great River Road
Leif Fixen, The Nature Conservancy
Jay Solomon, Illinois Extension Service
Eliana Brown, Illinois Extension Service
Tim Wagner, Izaak Walton League

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP - "We Survived the Flooding, so Now What?"
Ed Freer, Graef USA
Antonio Arenas Amado, University of Iowa

THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Mike Davis, Minnesota DNR

FINAL PLENARY SESSION
Kirsten Wallace, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
Andrew Stephenson, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association