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Looking Forward – 41st Annual MCDA Conservation Conference

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41st Annual MCDA Conservation Conference December 6, 7 & 8, 2016 at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB

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Tuesday, December 6th

1:00 pm Registration & Tradeshow Opens – Corridor/MNP Hall

2:00 pm Keynote – Steve Frey, Senior Scientist at Aquanty Inc – Amphitheatre

3:00 pm Keynote – Dr. David Lobb, Professor, Landscape Ecology, University of Manitoba – Amphitheatre       

4:00 pm MCDA AGM (members only) – Amphitheatre

7:00 pm “Breakin The Ice” networking event -Roadhouse Bar
Just 4 Kicks Band (snacks, bar is open for business until 10pm)

10:00 pm Conservation Cup Hockey Game, Conservation World vs Conservation Districts – Westman Place

Wednesday, December 7th

8:30 am Registration & Tradeshow Opens – Corridor/MNP Hall

9:00 am Welcome Introductions – Chris Reynolds           emcee – Amphitheatre

9:10 am Keynote – Kirsten Earl McCorrister, Programs Director,        Lake Winnipeg Foundation – Amphitheatre

9:35 am Keynote – Lara Ellis, ALUS Canada –Tentative – Amphitheatre

10:05 am Keynote – Candace Parks, Zebra Mussels in Manitoba, Sustainable Development – Amphitheatre

10:45 am  Sponsored Networking Break – TUNDRA OIL & GAS – MNP Hall
Refreshments in Tradeshow area     

11:20 am Keynote – Courtney White – Former archeologist and Sierra Club Activist, co-found the Quivira Coalition to bridge ranchers conservationists, public land mgrs, scientists around land Health. Carbon Rancher – Amphitheatre

12:00 pm Sponsored by Enbridge – LUNCH – (downstairs)   UCT Pavilion

1:00pm Watershed Successes Lightening Round – Amphitheatre

  1. LPCD – Adam Kerkowich
  2. Alonsa CD – Shawn Gurke
  3. GF2 – Dale Timmerman
  4. IMCD – Jeff Thiele
  5. Open Farm Day – Wendy Bulloch
  6. CCCD – Colin Gluting
  7. Riverwatch Program – Kent Lewarne

1:55pm Keynote – Dr. Christopher Craft – Janet Duey Professor of Rural Land Policy Director, Environmental Science PhD Prog. School of Public and Env. Affairs, Indiana University. Wetland expert. – Amphitheatre

2:40pm Sponsored Networking Break –  Refreshments in Tradeshow area – MNP Hall

3:15pm Keynote – Ray Thompson – Senior Land Services Officer officer with the Central West Local Land Services, based in Nyngan in New South Whales, creating “Water Ponds to tackle the drought clay pans on the landscape. – Amphitheatre  

4:00pm Keynote Day Closing Remarks – Amphitheatre

4:30pm The Manitoba Cooperator Sponsored VIP CD Awards Reception – Salon A      

5:00pm Tradeshow Takedown – MNP Hall

6:00pm Manitoba Conservation Districts Awards Banquet – UCT Pavilion


Thursday, December 8th – Conservation District Members Only

8:30 am Province of Manitoba Sustainable Development Session

12:00pm Closing Remarks – No lunch served.


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