2023 Conference Details

Learn more about our conference speakers, events, breakout sessions, registration, and hotel reservations below.

Curt Meine

Conservation has always evolved to address emerging social and environmental realities. Aldo Leopold recognized this when he described the land ethic as “a product of social evolution,” occurring “in the minds of a thinking community.” Conservationist and Environmental Historian Curt Meine, author of the biography Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work and Senior Fellow with The Aldo Leopold Foundation, will explore new needs and directions that are shaping land ethics for the next generation as our Wednesday luncheon keynote.

Alonzo Kelly

Alonzo Kelly has gained international and global attention. He is recognized as one the nation’s leading experts on leadership development, strategic thinking, planning, and acting which results in individual and organizational goal achievement. Kelly will take attendees on a learning journey aimed at increasing knowledge and ability to utilize critical thinking skills to make authentic connections at our Thursday luncheon and afternoon breakout session.

Thanks for attending our 70th Annual Conference! We hope to see you March 6-8, 2024 at the KI Center in Green Bay.

Our annual conference provides valuable networking opportunities, forums to discuss current work and new ideas with colleagues, a chance to build technical knowledge, and space to be re-inspired by the passion for conservation across the state.

The annual business meeting is held on the last morning of the conference. This meeting includes updates from our Board of Directors and a forum for discussion.

Other events occurring at the conference include the following:


Join the Professional Improvement Committee (PIC)!

The PIC's main responsibility is to assist in the planning and execution of our annual conference. Visit the PIC's webpage and learn more about why it's important the committee has representation from staff and supervisors around the state.

Become a Conference Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2023 conference, contact Matt Krueger.

Silent Auction

The silent auction is always a fun part of our conference! Proceeds benefit youth education programs such as the Conservation Awareness Poster & Speaking Contest, Wisconsin Envirothon, and two youth conservation camps. To learn more, view our Silent Auction materials for 2023. We are using 32 Auctions.com for the auction this year. Please upload your item and submission here and please bring your item to the conference. https://forms.gle/Jzxd4VX1FMr... Questions contact megan.steckelberg@co.adams.wi.us


Like most events, this conference could not happen without the support of the numerous staff and volunteers to help run a smooth event. Many volunteer positions are available including session moderators, A/V set up, raffle ticket sellers, and general set up. Contact Chris Schlutt if you would like to volunteer.

Future Conference Dates

March 6-8, 2024 | KI Center, Green Bay

March 5-7, 2025 | KI Center, Green Bay