Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Welcome to the 2018 Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit

Submit an abstract of your presentation or poster now! 

See below for further information.

The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc., is pleased to announce that the second annual Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit will be held at beautiful Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in Ozaukee County on November 2 and 3, 2018.

The conference is designed to foster regional collaboration and networking by providing an opportunity to meet and listen to the people who are conducting terrific work here in southeastern Wisconsin.

The two-day summit will focus on all topics environmental: past, current, and future research and monitoring, conservation advocacy, and ecological restoration being conducted in southeastern Wisconsin by diverse actors: area faculty and undergraduate and graduate students; staff members of nonprofit organizations, land trusts, nature centers, and county governments; landowners; consultants; and many other interested parties.

Call for abstracts

Please consider submitting an abstract for a presentation or poster about an environmental or conservation-related topic germane to the southeastern Wisconsin area. If your work is statewide, consider how you may be able to place some focus on the southeastern Wisconsin area.

Presentations on all taxa and conservation issues are strongly encouraged, as are presentations and posters from students.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 21, 2018. Abstracts are limited to no more than 300 words. Please email your abstract to . View the abstracts from the 2017 conference HERE.

Speakers will have 15 minutes for oral presentations. Conference organizers will group oral presentations by theme into sessions that will allow time for questions from the audience.

Posters will be displayed throughout both days of the conference, but a two-hour poster session will be held during which authors can discuss their work. Presenters are encouraged to bring single-page handouts to accompany their posters. Posters should be a maximum of 48 inches wide. They will be pinned to existing cork strips on the wall. Pins will be provided. We do not recommend posters be mounted on foam core.

Consider sponsoring the summit!

The 2018 summit is an excellent opportunity for sponsor visibility in the southeastern Wisconsin region. Please show your corporate commitment to environmental conservation in the state by sponsoring the summit at a level that is right for your company. The number of tickets you receive and the visibility of your logo will vary by sponsorship level. Sponsorships range from the $150 Bronze Level to the $1,000+ Platinum Level. Please contact  for additional information.

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