2017 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
2017 Conference Handouts are available HERE.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Registration: 7:45 - 8:30a.m
Workshops: 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00p.m.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
CONFERENCE BROCHURE AVAILABLE HERE
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE HERE
Parking, Shuttle Information & Campus Map
Carpooling is encouraged! The Wesleyan campus map available for HERE. The primary conference location can be seen on the upper left-hand corner of the map.
Parking for Attendees: Vine Street Parking Lot (Lot V) next to tennis courts and Lot A on College Street. Shuttle service from Lot V to the Usdan Center will be available from 7:30am - 9:30am. Return service will be available at the conclusion of the Annual Conference.
Parking for Presenters and Sponsors: Wyllys Avenue E Lots. If you need special parking accommodations, please contact Amy Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Access at Wesleyan
Using Wesleyan’s computers (for faculty only):
To use a Wesleyan computer in the classroom:
Guest username: ctlcc-1
Guest password: BNGM5gC7cG
For personal devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets etc.) wifi access is through a self-serve registration portal. Connect to the “wes-guest” wireless network; you will then be prompted to fill out a registration form and then wifi access will be granted.
2017 Keynote Speaker: Bilal Dabir Sekou, PhD
"Where do we go from here? Using land to help unify communities and find common ground"
In the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election, the country appears more divided than any time since the Civil War. However, most people believe that it is important for America to be united to solve the nation's problems - such as growing wealth and income inequality, longstanding gender inequities, terrorism, racial and ethnic divisions, and the depletion of natural resources and climate change. The land conservation movement has always attracted an interesting mix of supporters, ranging from birders to hunters to urban gardeners to trail runners. Now that the election is over, where do we go from here and build on our ability to use land as a way to unify communities?
Bilal Dabir Sekou, PhD
Bilal Dabir Sekou is an Associate Professor of Political Science in Hillyer College at the University of Hartford. His research interests are race and politics, urban politics, and campaigns, elections, and voting behavior. He has published articles on social and political participation by African Americans and public attitudes toward quality and integrated education in Connecticut.
Sekou was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received a BS in public administration and governmental economics from Eastern Michigan University, and earned his Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. He has been teaching at the University of Hartford since the summer of 2002.
A social and racial justice scholar-activist, Sekou sits on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including Common Cause in Connecticut, the Connecticut Center for a New Economy, and the Connecticut News Project.
Attention Foresters! Certified Forest Practioner CEU’s have been assigned to the 2017 CLCC Conference.
Bring a certificate of attendance (attached below) to the Conference and CLCC Executive Director Amy B. Paterson will certify your participation at the end of the day. Please make sure to sign the Certified Forest Practitioner's registration form at the Registration table when you check into the conference in the morning. Any questions, please contact Amy at email@example.com.
All Sponsor and Faculty Instructions are Available Below
Instructions for all sponsors and workshop faculty are available to download. Click HERE for sponsors. Click HERE for workshop faculty. You will find relevant information on set-up for exhibit tables and posters, workshop handouts, complimentary registration and travel accommodations.
Workshop Schedule Now Available
The 2017 Conference Workshop Schedule is now available for download. Check out the schedule HERE or download below.
2017 Conference Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available for students and professionals. Click HERE for more info and eligibility details.
2017 Conference Office Hours - Schedule an appointment for 1:1 consultations
More information is HERE.
NEW! 2017 Conference Land Trust Tee-Shirt and Hat Swap!
More information is HERE.
Download a Conference Brochure
The 2017 Conference is available HERE or download below.
Workshop Descriptions Now Available
The 2017 Conference features 7 subject matter tracks, 44 workshops, office hours and more. Click HERE for the updated workshop descriptions.
The 2017 Conference Faculty Bios are available HERE or download below. (Check back often for updates)
CLCC Seeks Award Nominations - Now Closed
The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is seeking nominations for its Excellence in Conservation Awards to be presented at the 33rd annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Click HERE for more information and submission details. Submissions must be received by February 6, 2017 to be considered.
Photo Contest - Now Closed
The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) has partnered with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to sponsor an amateur digital photo contest open to members and the public. The contest is intended to provide a venue for amateur photographers to display their work and provide CLCC and CT DEEP with new materials for our publications and communications. You are invited to submit up to three digital, high resolution photos for consideration (1280 x 960 pixels minimum). Click HERE for more information. Download the contest rules and photo release form below. All entries must be received by Monday, February 6, 2017.
Be a part of something special by becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference! Find information about sponsorships HERE. For questions, contact Executive Director Amy B. Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you 2017 Conference Sponsors!
RP McDermott Associates Inc./Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting
Connwood Foresters, Inc. Drew M. Iacovazzi