Registration is now open for the 2023 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, April 26-28 in Reading, PA.
Links to extensive conference resources may be found on the WeConservePA website at the following:
Some highlights of the upcoming conference experience are shown and discussed below. More information on all of these highlights can be found at the conference and agenda pages linked above:
Wednesday April 26, daytime: Mobile seminars will allow conference attendees to travel throughout Berks County to tour a wide range of conserved properties and related projects, including: agribusiness, trails, watershed reclamation, riparian buffering, cycling, research, parks, and preserves.
Wednesday April 26, evening: The conference will end day one with an opportunity for reconnecting with collaborators from conservation groups across the state and making new connections at the opening reception, hosted by conference co-hosts Berks Nature at The Rookery at The Nature Place, Berks Nature’s LEED Gold certified headquarters in Reading. From The Rookery’s windows, attendees can look out and see the conserved properties of Berks Nature and Reading’s Angelica Creek Park, including free play areas for children, pollinator pathway trails, stormwater reclamation, and more.
Thursday April 27, morning: The conference plenary commences at 9:00am with a keynote address by renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann. Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books. He is Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication, and is also Director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media (PCSSM).
Wednesday-Friday, April 26-28: The bulk of the conference’s educational offerings will take place in the conferencing facilities of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Reading. Over 30 educational sessions will be offered over the course of the conference featuring over 60 guest speakers and presenters from the conservation community in Pennsylvania and beyond. Conference attendees can secure their reservations at the Conference Venue and Lodging page.
Friday, April 28 (afternoon): The final mobile seminar of the conference, “Forests and Trails of the Reading Prong,” explores conservation-related work going in directly in Reading by many local stakeholders, including local government and private nonprofit organizations, and includes tours of parks, preserves, and more.
We hope you’ll consider joining us for this year’s conference in Reading. It is certain to be a rewarding and enjoyable time of making meaningful connections and experiencing the growth of robust professional development that only a good in-person conference experience can truly offer.