Annual Conference

Creating A New Identity home work ....where you live

May 7, 2014  in Webster City, Iowa
8:00AM to 4:30PM

Featured speaker will be Jim Dittoe from Indiana,

author of the book "90 Days To A Winning Community".  Click on this link to see additional information about Mr. Dittoe.

Additional detail and agenda items will be featured on this page when they become available.

Tentative Workshops include:
Art in Rural Communities
Speaker: Melinda Childs from St. Paul, MN
Community Tree Planning, Planting & Care
Speakers:  Carole Teator with Trees Forever, Kent Harfst from City of Webster
City and Joe Herring, DNR District Forester

Hometown Pride
Presenters will include participants of Hometown Pride programs from
Pocahontas and Fremont Counties

Creating a New Identity for your Community
Speakers:  Jim Dittoe, Winning Communities and others
Rivers and Water Trails
This session will discuss enhancing river access and recreation in your community.
Environmental Education Service Projects
Speaker:  Mike Todd, Ames High School and students who have been actively
   participating in environmental education and service learning in the Ames
community.  Mr. Todd received the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental
Educators in 2013 for using the environment as a learning context for his students.

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 2014.  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:

Please join us in helping the community of Webster City the evening prior to the Conference!  A Service Project will be happening along the biking/walking trail that follows the Boone River through Webster City.  Plantings will be done to enhance the trail and YOU CAN HELP!!  The service project will begin with a tour of the trail from 4PM to 5PM and planting from 5PM to 6:30PM followed by an informal dinner.  Cost of participation is included in the Conference Registration.

Registration Information 2014 Conference Registration Form 2014 Conference Registration Form (25 KB)

Registration Fees (includes lunch and breaks)

Early registration (before April 25): 

   $25 for KIB members; $35 for non-members;  Students:  $10

All registrations after April 25:  $50

For additional information, contact

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