NAC24 Agenda

2024 Natural Areas Conference

Overview Agenda

All times are Central Standard Time

TimeSession
Monday, October 7, 2024
Start and end times will vary.

Pre-Conference Workshops (Pre-registration required/Transportation provided)

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Welcome Reception - Flint Hills Discovery Center
(across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn & Manhattan Conference Center)

Immerse yourself in the wonder, beauty, and history of the Flint Hills as you connect with colleagues old and new. This is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed!
Tuesday, October 8, 2024
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Welcome & Opening Plenary Session
9:45a.m. - 10 a.m.Beverage Break
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch - Chow-N-Chat 

There is nothing better than lunch with your peers in land stewardship. Each table will feature a topic to encourage those with common interests to meet and exchange stories, interests, and ideas. 
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Plenary Keynote

Sunny Fleming | Director - Environment, Conservation, & Natural Resource Solutions, Esri

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Transition Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.Transition Break
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Beverage Break
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Round Table Topic Discussions

  • State Natural Areas Programs Round Table
  • Native Seed Partnerships Round Table
  • Tree Species in Peril Round Table
  • And more ...
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Field Workshop Opportunities (Pre-registration required/Transportation provided)

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Transition Break
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Poster Reception
Thursday, October 10, 2024
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Plenary Session Panel: Protecting Productivity & Biodiversity: Community-Based Conservation in the Flint Hills

Moderator 

  • Rex Buchanan | Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey

Panelists

9:45a.m. - 10 a.m.Beverage Break
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Symposia

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Natural Areas Association Annual Awards Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate the 2024 George B. Fell Lifetime Achievement Award and Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award. Lunch is included in the conference registration; however, an RSVP is required.

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Transition Break
1:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Concurrent Symposia

3 p.m. Conference End

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