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					2008 Annual Conference of
Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts

January 14-16, 2008 Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

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,

 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 and click on the 2008 Annual Conference icon

Hotel reservations must be made by December 14!

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