Annual Conference

Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) 11th Annual Conference - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Iowa Central Community College - Fort Dodge, Iowa

Registration Information 2015 Conference Registration Form 2015 Conference Registration Form (24 KB)

Registration now open! Save $10 if you register on or before April 15: Click here to register online. 

Registration Fees (includes lunch and breaks)

Early registration (on or before April 15): $40. All registrations after April 15: $50.

For additional information, contact Gary Schnepf: gschnepf@keepiowabeautiful.com


See what we have planned so far and keep checking back for more details:

Featured speakers will be Bill McAnnally and Michael C. Van Milligen.

8:00-8:30AM

 

Registration, Coffee and Rolls

8:30-8:45AM

Karl King

"New Frontiers"

8:45-9:00AM

Matt Bemrich, Fort Dodge Mayor

Introductions and Opening Comments

8:45-9:00AM

Dan Kinney, President of Iowa Central Community College

Introductions and Opening Comments

9:30-10:00AM

Bill McAnally

Morning Keynote Speaker

10:00-10:15AM


Break and Refreshments

10:15-11:00AM

Panel Discussion

"Planting the Seeds of Change"

10:15-11:00AM

Joe McNally, Iowa Arboretum

"Plants that Work and Don't Work"

10:15-11:00AM

Yvonne McCormick, ISU Extension

"Rules for an Effective Landscape"

10:15-11:00AM

Adam Hammes

"Garden in Every School"

11:00-NOON

Panel Discussion

"Bag It - Sit On It"

11:00-NOON

Michelle Hurd, Iowa Grocery Industry Association

"Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls: Converting a Problem Into an Asset"

11:00-NOON

Alex Moon, DNR

"Reflection on New Frontiers"

NOON-1:00PM


Lunch in Cafeteria

1:00-2:00PM

Panel Discussion

"Tools for Your New Frontier"

1:00-2:00PM

Doug Vogel

"Painting Iowa Beautiful"

1:00-2:00PM

Yo Ho Tools

"Getting Your Hands Dirty"

1:00-2:00PM

Mark Masteller

"IDOT Roadside Beautification Opportunities"

 2:00-2:45PM  Michael C. Van Milligen Afternoon Keynote Speaker:  "A New Frontier Community"
 2:45-3:00PM  Wrap-up and Thanks  "Fruit for Thought and the Road"

More detailed schedule will be released soon.



KIB will once again be holding a Silent Auction at the Conference with the proceeds going to the Byers Environmental Scholarships for 2015.  Silent Auction items will be listed here prior to the Conference. Donations of items or services are gratefully accepted!  If you would like to donate to the auction, contact Scott Smith, KIB Board Member via email:  scotts@boonecounty.iowa.gov