Agenda and Program

Escalante Rim
Escalante National Monument, Southern Utah

At-A-Glance Agenda

Monday, September 11, 2017 (Clients' Day)

Clients' Day is an opportunity for groups to meet, host workshops and short courses, or participate in field trips. 

Meeting rooms at the High Country Conference Center have been reserved for use by conference participants for side meetings. If you are attending the conference and would like to schedule a meeting room at no charge, please contact Biennial.Conference@nau.edu. Only registered participants may schedule a meeting room. 

Opening Reception and Keynote Speaker:

  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Opening Reception at the 1899 Ballroom (Appetizers provided, no-host bar)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Keynote Speaker: Winona LaDuke is an American environmentalist, economist, and author – Prochnow Auditorium. The event is generously sponsored by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals in celebration of its 25th anniversary. (Admission is free and the public is welcome)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM            Light Refreshments  (coffee, tea, juice, and pastries) 

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM            Official Welcome -- Ballroom

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM            Opening Plenary Session -- Keynote Speaker: Julio Betancourt, U.S. Geological Survey, Changing landscapes in the American West and the role of anticipatory science and management. This talk is generously sponsored by USGS Southwest Biological Science Center. 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM            Break with refreshments 

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM          Special and contributed sessions

11:30 PM – 1:00 PM           Lunch -- Ballroom

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM             Special and contributed sessions

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM             Break with refreshments 

3:15 PM – 5:15 PM             Special and contributed sessions

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM             Poster Session and No-Host Reception at 1899 Bar and Grill 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM            Light Refreshments (coffee, tea, juice, and pastries) 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM          Special and contributed sessions

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM        Break with refreshments 

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM        Special and contributed sessions

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM           Lunch -- Ballroom

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM             Special and contributed sessions

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM             Break with refreshments 

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM             Special and contributed sessions

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM            Light Refreshments  (coffee, tea, juice, and pastries) 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM          Special and contributed sessions

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM        Break with refreshments

10:15 AM – 12:15 AM        Special and contributed sessions

Conference Adjourns