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​Wisconsin Lakes Partnership

2009 Convention Archive

March 18-20, 2009
KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI

Back To Balance

The 2009 Wisconsin Lakes Convention, Back to Balance, featured an international symposium on aquatic invasive species. Experts from around North America gathered to discuss the research, management options, educational ideas and needed policy changes to deal more effectively with this prevailing issue. The goal of the symposium was to share this knowledge with agency staff, lake citizens, businesses, elected officials, and others to help get our lakes “back to balance.”
While AIS is an important issue, it is not the only challenge facing Wisconsin lakes. Wednesday and Friday workshops offered hands-on training and discussion on many important lake topics including AIS, lake ecology, interpreting and using lake data, working with local partners for lake protection and running a more effective lake group.

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The Agenda at a Glance:

Wednesday, March 18th

​8:00am ​Registration Desk Opens
9:00am-6:30 pm​ ​Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am-12:00pm​ Morning Workshops (click here for details)
​9:00am-12:00pm ​Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
​12:00-1:00pm ​Lunch
​1:00-5:30pm Welcome to the 31st Annual Wisconsin Lakes Convention
1:00-5:30pm Plenary Session - Aquatic Invasive Species in an Era of Globalization: Making Linkages Around the World
Dr. Tony Ricciardi, "Biological Invasions as a Form of Global Change: The Freshwater Perspective"
Dr. Phil Moy, "Aquatic Invasive Species: A Global Threat with Local Impacts"
Dr. David Lodge, "Ecosystem Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Spread by Shipping, Boating and Commerce"
Ms. Kristine Maki, "Movement of Invasive Aquatic Plants Through Water Gardening"
2:45-3:15pm​ ​Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
​5:30-7:00pm ​Networking time - Dinner on your own
6:00-7:00pm Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) Annual Meeting
7:00-8:00pm Special Sessions (click here for details)
​8:00-11:00pm ​Wisconsin Lakes Convention Welcome Reception

​Thursday, March 19th 

7:30am​ ​Registration Desk Opens
​8:00 am-6:00pm ​Exhibit Hall Open
​8:00 am-12:00pm Plenary Session - Wisconsin's Aquatic Invasive Species Strategy: Smart Prevention,
Containment and Control
Jeff Bode, "State of Wisconsin - Aquatic Invasive Species Strategy"
Jake Vander Zanden, "Smart Prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species in Wisconsin"
Dr. Jennifer Hauxwell, "Controlling and Managing Aquatic Invasive Species"
Michael Staggs, "Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia: A New Aquatic Invasive Species"
​10:00-10:15am ​Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm-2:00pm​ ​Lunch & Poster Presentations Session (click here for details)
2:00-2:50pm​ Concurrent Sessions I (click here for details)
​3:00-3:50 pm Concurrent Sessions II (click here for details)
​3:50-4:20 pm ​Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
​4:20-5:10 pm Concurrent Sessions III (click here for details)
​5:10 - 7:00pm ​Networking Time
​7:00pm Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Banquet & Awards Ceremony 

Friday, March 20th

8:00am​ ​Exhibit Hall Open
​8:00am ​Registration Opens
9:00am-5:00pm​ All-day Workshops (click here for details)
​9:00-12:00pm Morning Workshops (click here for details)
​10:00-10:30am ​Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
​12:00 pm-1:30pm ​Lunch (click here for details)
​1:30 pm-4:30pm Afternoon Workshops (click here for details)
​2:45pm-3:15 pm ​Refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
​4:30pm ​Workshops conclude by 4:30 pm

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