2017 Quad Cities Pollinators Conference Agenda


Unless otherwise noted, conference sessions will be held at the River Center in downtown Davenport located at 136 E 3rd Street in the portion of the venue that is connected to the Adler Theatre. A parking garage is conveniently located at 102 E 2nd Street.

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September 13, 2017

8:30-11:30 a.m. Optional pre-conference Workshop #1. Additional $20 fee applies. Limited space is available. Held at Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Avenue, Davenport, IA 52802.
Dr. Paul Mayes: Butterfly Identification and Monarch Tagging and Brian Ritter: Wildflower Identification and Invasive Species Management.
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Optional pre-conference Workshop #2. Additional $20 fee applies. Limited space is available. Location TBD. Monarch Conservation Science Partnership has developed a nationwide monitoring strategy to build upon contributions of long-standing citizen science projects and gather additional information about habitat characteristics, habitat types, and geographic locations where information to date has been lacking. In this session the Monarch Joint Venture will introduce key monitoring activities to get involved in!

Registration & Vendor/Sponsor Booths Open
1-1:20 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
1:30-2:20 p.m. Afternoon Session 1 (3 Options)
2:30-3:20 p.m. Afternoon Session 2 (3 Options)
3:35-4:25 p.m.
Afternoon Session 3 (3 Options)
4:30-5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd Street
within close walking distance of the conference center.
6 p.m. Doors Open for Dinner Keynote
6:30-7:30 p.m. Keynote: “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together” by Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home

September 14, 2017

8 a.m. Vendor/Sponsor Booths Open
8:30-9:20 a.m. Morning Session 1 (3 Options)
9:30-10:20 a.m. Morning Session 2 (3 Options)
10:35-11:25 a.m. Morning Session 3 (3 Options)
12:30 p.m. Vendors Close
11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1-4 p.m. Choice of Citizen Science Workshop or Wallace’s Garden Center Tour.


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