Water Resources Research Center Conference

posted Friday, February 26, 2010        

The WRRC invites you to participate in the 2010 Annual Conference, Creating New Leadership for Arizona’s Water and Environment in a Time of Change, at the University of Arizona Memorial Student Union on June 9-10, 2010. The conference will provide a forum for youth leaders and young professionals to interact with established professionals and together develop strategies for fostering leadership on environmental and water issues. If you see yourself as an emerging leader with a desire to learn how to make a difference; as a mentor able to guide aspiring leaders with your experience; as someone in-between, with experience but more to learn; or just as someone with an interest in seeing water and environmental leadership emerge in Arizona – you should plan to attend this conference.

At the conference, you will hear inspirational stories from people who are making a difference in the environmental field, perspectives on leadership from multiple sectors of society, and open discussion about the challenges facing Arizona. Two Roundtable sessions will allow participants to engage interactively in small groups on specific issues. A dinner and evening program, interconnecting water, environment and art, will wind up the first day. The optional workshops on the second day will provide opportunities for participants to lay out strategic action plans addressing issues of leadership, policy, communication and education.

A Showcase session on the first day will feature visual displays on the activities of participating individuals and organizations and provide opportunities for informal one-on-one conversations between aspiring and established leaders. We are now accepting proposals for Showcase poster displays. If you or your organization would like a spot in the Showcase, contact Melissa Lamberton at mllamb@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-9591 x52.

A preliminary agenda is posted at http://www.cals.arizona.edu/azwater/.
On-line registration for the conference will open April 5.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For information contact Susanna Eden 520-621-9591 x61 or seden@cals.arizona.edu.
Other questions? Contact Jane Cripps at: jcripps@cals.arizona.edu 520-921-9591 ext 55

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