Registration is open for the Iowa Environmental Council’s annual conference At the Tipping Point: Creating Momentum for a Healthier Iowa Environment, to be held Friday, October 11 at Drake University in Des Moines.
Tipping points are a familiar idea in the environmental community—they are the moment when a change—good or bad—begins to spread and take hold. The Iowa Environmental Council is focused on creating positive tipping points for Iowa’s environment—by increasing Iowa’s use of clean energy, for example, or by building support to protect clean water from polluted runoff.
Today, we are announcing the first speakers in what is shaping up to be an exciting line-up—with more to come:
- Bill Stowe, head of the Des Moines Water Works, and Art Cullen, editor of the Storm Lake Times, will share their first-hand stories of why Iowa must increase its efforts to protect clean water.
- Cathy Kling, head of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, and Paul Johnson, former director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will share thoughts on how Iowa can achieve progress for clean water.
- Warren McKenna and Tom Wind will describe how solar energy is poised to take off in Iowa in big and important ways—much the same way wind energy did ten years ago.
Our event is also well known as a great networking opportunity that draws together a unique cross-section of Iowa’s environmental community. This year, we will return to Drake University’s Olmsted Center, and we are keeping our popular $25 registration rate for students. You can save money by registering soon—early registration discounts are available through Labor Day.
- Register for the conference or reserve exhibit space
- Learn about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities (.pdf)
We will be issuing more details about our conference program over the next few days, including announcing our highly anticipated keynote speaker. Complete details about the event are available anytime at the Council’s website, and you can register by phone by calling 515-244-1194, extension 210.