12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Optional afternoon tour to Aldo Leopold’s Shack. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Join us for a private tour of Aldo Leopold's famous Shack property guided by University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus Stan Temple, and Aldo Leopold Foundation Executive Director Buddy Huffaker. You'll be transported by coach bus from the Edgewater Hotel, and will return ahead of our opening symposium reception. We have limited space available. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening welcome reception on the shores of Lake Mendota.
Nothing beats a late June evening at the lake. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and opening remarks outdoors on the Edgewater terrace.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Full day symposium featuring speakers, discussions, peer-to-peer learning, and lunch.
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reception and Dinner
Gather for a lakeside cocktail reception before heading inside for dinner and conversation.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Morning Session - Communication and Outreach
How do you tell your conservation story for maximum impact? Hear from a panel of seasoned Leopold Conservation Award-winning landowners about their community engagement, media relations, social media content creation and more.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Farm and Field Tour
Get a front row look at Wisconsin's innovative dairy industry and farmer-led water conservation successes with a visit to Endres Berryridge Farms. This tour includes and on-farm discussion, lunch, and a stop at Indian Lake Park - gateway to the ecologically important Driftless Area which was untouched by glaciers during the last ice age.