2018 AISWCD SUMMER CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
July 22nd – 24th, Wyndam City Centre Downtown Springfield
700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701
Download the conference program booklet HERE!
Towering thirty stories above the center of Illinois’ historic capital, the 100% non-smoking, petfriendly hotel is adjacent to the BOS Center, and a few minutes walk from the State Capitol Complex and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Enjoy first class amenities and upscale services, including a heated indoor pool, fitness center, acclaimed dining and entertainment options with views of the skyline, 24-hour business center, and over 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space.
A parking garage is available for guest convenience. Overnight parking is $5 to be paid with cash as you exit. This fee can be added to the room bill upon check-in. If participant is not spending the night the garage charges $.75 per hour until nine hours and then it is $7 for 24 hours.
A block of rooms at the rate of $70 per night will be available at the Wyndham City Centre Downtown Springfield until July 1st, 2018. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 217-789-1530 or online HERE.
PRE-CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENT
Tour the newly renovated Illinois Executive Mansion on Sunday, July 22nd from 3-4pm!
The Illinois Executive Mansion has been home to Illinois governors and their families since 1855. It is the third oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion in the United States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Over the years, Illinois governors have hosted U.S. presidents, ambassadors, and most importantly generations of Illinois residents at the People’s House. As of January 1, 2017, the Executive Mansion has been closed for renovations.
Join the AISWCD and be among some of the first Illinoisans to tour the newly renovated and reopened Executive Mansion on Sunday, July 22nd from 3-4pm! Following the tour, we will travel a short (walking) distance to Obed & Issac’s, a local eatery and brewpub!
Please RSVP by Monday, July 9th to reserve space on the tour! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 1 | Monday, July 23rd, 2018
7:30am – 6:00pm:
Conference Registration | Mezzanine Lobby Area
Silent Auction Registration | Mezzanine Lobby Area
8:00am – 9:35am:
Welcome from Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Easter | Prairie Room
Partner Reports | Prairie Room
9:40am – 10:40am:
Solar Farms | Prairie Room
Overview of NRCS Conservation Planner Program | Rendezvous Room
Auxiliary Annual Meeting | Plaza 1 & 2
10:45am – 11:40am:
Monarch Initiative | Prairie Room
Overview of NRCS Conservation Planner Program (Repeat) | Rendezvous Room
11:45am – 1:15pm:
Recognition Luncheon | Capitol & Illinois Room
1:25pm – 2:25pm:
Nutrient Loss & Habitat Initiatives | Prairie Room
Employee Back to Basics | Rendezvous Room
Auxiliary Yard Art & Glass work | Plaza 1 & 2
2:30pm – 3:30pm:
Drainage Regulation | Prairie Room
Press Releases, etc. | Rendezvous Room
3:30pm – 4:30pm:
S.T.A.R. (Saving Tomorrow’s Ag Resources) | Prairie Room
LICA Edge of Field Research | Rendezvous Room
5:15pm – 6:00pm
Farm Family Reception | Plaza 1 & 2
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Farm Family Banquet | Capitol & Illinois Room
8:30pm – 11:00pm
Pheasants Forever’s Fun Night of Networking!
Day 2 | Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
7:30am – 1:00pm:
Conference Registration | Mezzanine Lobby Area
7:30am – 9:00am
Stewardship Breakfast | Capitol & Illinois Room
9:15am – 10:45am
Director Forum Prairie Room | Prairie Room
Employee Forum | Rendezvous Room
Auxiliary Master Gardeners | Plaza 1 & 2
10:45am – 11:45am
Keynote Speaker Ryan Stockwell | Prairie Room
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch | Capitol & Illinois Room
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Foundation & Annual Meeting | Prairie Room
*Please note times, programs and room locations are subject to change without notice. Any changes will be posted at the registration table. A brief description on sessions will be available at a later date when sessions are more final.
Register by June 30th for discounted registration!
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will pay a $100 stipend to one (1) director and one (1) employee to attend the 2018 Summer Training Conference. Payment will be made to those registering prior to the start of the conference, and will be remitted following the conference.
2-DAY REGISTRATION: $45
1-DAY REGISTRATION: $25$
2-DAY REGISTRATION: $20
1-DAY REGISTRATION: $10
2-DAY REGISTRATION: $55
1-DAY REGISTRATION: $35.
2-DAY REGISTRATION: $25
1-DAY REGISTRATION: $15.
2018 AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:
2018 PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:
*Please click HERE to learn more about the S.T.A.R. Program (Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources).
2017 RESOLUTIONS (All Approved):