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Get ready to elevate Iowa’s environment!

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Nationally renowned speakers. Leading natural resource, health, climate, agricultural and clean energy organizations. Passionate advocates, professionals, legislators, community leaders and students. They’re all coming together under one roof next Friday, October 2 at Drake University in Des Moines for our 2015 Annual Conference, Elevate: Creating an Environment of Action. Join us: REGISTER TODAY

2013 CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke, author, president & founder of Living Lands & Waters; a non-profit river clean-up organization, will headline the event. He will be joined by a dynamic slate of speakers hailing from across the Midwest, Washington D.C. and Vancouver, who will take to the stage to share their knowledge and expertise during eight thought-provoking sessions. This event has been approved for 3.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit. View this year’s agenda.

The day will also feature networking opportunities, top-notch exhibitors and a seasonally-focused lunch.

Discounted registration is available to Council members and students. Scholarships are available for students facing financial barriers.
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Questions? Prefer to register via phone? Contact Communications & Outreach Director Katy Heggen at Heggen@iaenvironment.org or 515-244-1194 x210.

ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
Join us for our Annual Members Meeting, open to all Council members, immediately following the conference. Staff will provide a brief overview of the Council’s policy priorities for 2016, after which members are invited to ask questions and offer input as well as other issues for consideration.
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Please RSVP to Executive Director Ralph Rosenberg at Rosenberg@iaenvironment.org by Friday, Sept. 25th.

Agenda announced for 2015 Annual Conference

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Today, we are excited to announced seven sessions featuring a dynamic slate of speakers hailing from across Iowa, the Midwest and as far as Washington D.C., that will take the stage to share their knowledge and expertise at our 2015 Annual Conference, Elevate: Creating an Environment of Action, on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Drake University in Des Moines.

Join us to learn about work being done in Iowa to elevate agricultural action on climate issues, be inspired by one man’s quest to clean up our rivers one piece of garbage at a time, dive into the sociology of sustainability, engage in conversations about bridging the clean energy divide, and more!

View this year’s agenda and reserve your spot alongside Iowa’s environmental leaders today.

The theme of this year’s conference, which also marks the Council’s 20th anniversary, is elevate. Sessions will focus on providing participants with knowledge, information and resources to identify opportunities, define moments and move interest to action.

As always, the conference will also feature networking opportunities, top-notch exhibitors and a delicious lunch featuring seasonal produce.

Take advantage of early bird registration rates, ending Sept. 4, and register today.

Our  conference is also a great opportunity to connect your organization with a unique cross-section of Iowa’s environmental community. Register as an exhibitor. Don’t delay – space is limited.

Questions? Prefer to register via phone? Contact Communications & Outreach Director Katy Heggen at Heggen@iaenvironment.org or 515-244-1194 x210.

Interested in sponsoring our conference? Contact Development Director Jamie Burch at burch@iaenvironment.org or 515-244-1194 x202

2015 Annual Conference aims to elevate environment

IEC_ElevateLogo_WebRegistration 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.

pregracke_chad_webBest 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.

Take advantage of early bird registration rates and reserve your spot today.

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.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Questions? Contact Communications and Outreach Director Katy Heggen at 515-244-1194 x210 or Heggen@iaenvironment.org