2008 Annual Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts January 14-16, 2008 Indianapolis Marriott Downtown www.iaswcd.org Plug Into . . . Network with over 350 conservationists from across Indiana Meet with . . . SWCD staff Supervisors NRCS & DSC staff Watershed coordinators Conference sponsors exhibitors Why Should You Attend? Visit and learn about conservation products from vendors across the state Why Should You Attend? Increase your skill and knowledge from a selection of 19 breakout sessions Share SWCD successes from across the state Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the IASWCD: 1968-2008 Conservation Implementation Watershed Management Organizational Management Communication & Outreach Highlights of the 2008 Conference 19 Breakout sessions designed around four tracks: Conservation Implementation, Watershed Management, Organizational Management, and Communication and Outreach. For example: Emerging Water Quality Issues Conservation Plantings and Grasses “But, I’m Not a Politician” Ethanol and Rising Corn Prices 10 Tips for Marketing Your District and Conservation Highlights continued… Welcome Luncheon featuring Colin Beavan, NO IMPACT MAN In August 2006, Colin decided to challenge his own notions of what one man and his family can do to impact the world on a daily basis. He made it his quest, along with his Prada-wearing wife, young daughter and the family dog, to make it as real and personal as possible. The exercise being to reduce their ecological footprint. Colin's goal is to better understand how “Saving this planet depends on finding a middle path that is neither unconsciously consumerist nor self-consciously anti-materialist.” Highlights continued… Conservation round tables A chance to sit with one-another and discuss various topics of interest Leadership in the 21st Century led by Janet Ayres, Purdue University The informative networking Legislative Breakfast Three in-depth Wed. workshops Highlights continued… Banquet entertainment by Tim Grimm, Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Hay Farmer Grimm, a Bartholomew County artist, travels the highways and byways of rural America, “searching every dark corner and crevice of the beaten path to find some sort of beauty and purity. His voice is world weary, but never beaten…” Highlights continued… Conference also is a great opportunity . . . To network with speakers Catch up with friends and peers Learn, and Enjoy yourself! And finally… 40th Anniversary of the IASWCD 1968 – 2008 Celebrate the 92 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Supervisors and Staff who are the strength and character of our Association A special thanks to our sponsors Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor (to date) Supplier of Erosion Control Blanket and scourstop Bronze Sponsors • Beacon Credit Union • Beck’s Hybrids • Brownfield Network • V3 Companies To register visit . . . The IASWCD Web site www.iaswcd.org and click on the 2008 Annual Conference icon Hotel reservations must be made by December 14!