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The Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates’ first ever VIRTUAL Summit is an online learning experience that provides professional education to those unable to attend in person.  Held on both days, Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2018, this virtual event will offer two days of sessions streamed to your computer. You may choose from two tracks in each Breakout Session. There is something for everyone!  The event will be held online so that virtual attendees can participate from anywhere they have access to a computer and the internet.

Virtual Aquatic Invaders Summit

Feb. 28, 2018 – 9 am to 5:30 pm (CT)

Mar. 1, 2018 – 9 am to 12 noon (CT)

Registration Fee

$99 per person Early Bird Rate (until January 14, 2018)

$119 per person Regular Rate (after January 14, 2018)

$259 Group Viewing (good for 3+ people)

Refund Policy for Virtual Registrations

Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received by Feb. 1, 2018.
A 50-percent refund is given if written notice is received between Feb. 2 – 26, 2018.
Individuals who do not give a written notice to MLR  prior to Feb. 27, 2018 will not receive a refund.

Method of Payment

You may pay by credit card, check or purchase order. If paying by check, make payable to “AIS Summit/MLR”.  Mail to:

Summit-MLR
PO Box 22262
St. Paul, MN  55122

For Purchase Orders, please contact Judy Corrigan at 952-854-1317.

Registration Questions?

Contact Judy Corrigan at 952-854-1317 or judy@mnlakesandrivers.org

Technology Requirements

What you will need:
– Broadband Internet
– Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Google Chrome
– Compatible with desktop, laptop, IOS and Android based tablets and smartphones

Summit at a Glance (Virtual)

We have hand-picked the individuals who will lead the sessions at the Summit. These speakers were chosen because of their reputation and expertise in our field. Here is a preview of some of the speakers you can expect:

Day 1: February 28, 2018

  • 9:00 – 9:45 am – Welcome, Conference Overview

    Jeff Forester

    9:45 – 10:15 am – AIS in a Changing World

    Retired WCCO news anchor Don Shelby, will address the impacts of changing weather patterns on AIS spread. The panel discussion following, moderated by Mr. Shelby, will include nationally recognized experts who will explore the many forces impacting our lakes, including declining fisheries, AIS, warmer weather, changing hydrology and increasing nutrient loading, and how these forces are inter-related.

    10:30 – 11:30 am -Plenary Panel: The New Normal -Understanding and Preparing for Changes to Our Natural Environment

    Panelists: Mike Hoff, Dr. Peter Sorensen, Dr. Ray Newman, Dr. Jim Cotner

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch Presentation: Ballast Water, Ground Zero in the Fight Against AIS

    Phyllis Green, National Park Service

    • 1:00 – 2:30 pm – Breakout One

      Track Two* – Mandatory Regional AIS Inspection/Decontamination – A Minnesota Pilot Project Update
      Track Three* – Concordia Study – Who Are Minnesota’s Lake Associations and What Do They Do

      *Live streaming attendees will have a choice to view either Track Two or Three online.

    • 2:45 – 4:15 pm – Breakout Two

      Track Two* – AIS in the Schools -Curriculum to Engage Local Students
      Track Three* – Angling and AIS – Role of Anglers and Impacts to Fisheries

      *Live streaming attendees will have a choice to view either Track Two or Three online.

    • 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Breakout Three

      Track Two* – Local Actions and Programs – Beyond AIS to Increase Lake Resiliency
      Track Three* -Making it Easier for People to Stop the Spread of AIS

      *Live streaming attendees will have a choice to view either Track Two or Three online.

Day 2: March 1, 2018

  • 9:00 – 9:15 am – Welcome

    – Jeff Forester

    9:15-10:45 am -Legal Panel: Role for Public Attorneys in AIS Prevention and to Increase Consistency Across Jurisdictions

    Introduction and Moderator:
    Stephanie Showalter Otts, National Sea Grant Legal Center

    Panelists:
    Greg Kryzer – Wright County Attorney
    Deputy Jeff Hahn, – Polk County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Dept.
    Kevin Reuther – Chief Legal Officer, MCEA
    Jim Gray – Attorney (ret.)
    DNR Attorney, TBA

    1.5 CLE Hours (Standard Credit Category)-event code 253562
    State Board of Continuing Legal Education

    • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Breakout Four

      Track Two* – Starry Stonewort Panel: Impact, Control and Next Steps
      Track Three* – Water Connects Us All: Introduction to Freshwater Conservation Zones

      *Live streaming attendees will have a choice to view either Track Two or Three online.

  • 12:30 – 1:45 pm – Lunch & Minnesota Public Radio Panel Discussion on AIS

    1:45 – 1:55 pm – Closing Comments

    – Jeff Forester

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