Registration for our 2015 Annual Conference, Elevate: Creating an environment of action, Friday, October 2 at Drake University in Des Moines, is now open.
This year’s conference, which also marks the Council’s 20th anniversary, will empower and equip attendees to elevate their work, and will feature keynote speaker Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, founder and president of Living Lands and Waters.
Best known for starting out as a young man in East Moline, Illinois wanting a cleaner waterway, Chad has become a champion for the Mississippi River. Chad and his Living Lands & Waters crew have organized and led over 800 cleanups on 23 rivers in 20 states and removed an estimated eight million pounds of garbage. Chad had an idea that evolved into a movement that has helped to restore one of America’s greatest icons, the Mississippi River. He is proof that one person can make a difference.
Other sessions, featuring national, regional and local speakers will focus on providing attendees with knowledge and resources to effectively identify opportunities, define moments and move interest to action. Additional speakers and sessions will be announced soon.
The Council’s Annual Conference is known for bringing together a unique cross section of Iowa’s environmental community to share their knowledge and experience to address today’s environmental challenges. Together, we learn from one another and work together to make Iowa a better place to live, work, explore and enjoy.
Questions? Contact Communications and Outreach Director Katy Heggen at 515-244-1194 x210 or Heggen@iaenvironment.org