4th Annual North Wind Regional Conference
March Madness - Climate Action is not a Spectator Sport
Join us March 17-19, 2017 at the Iowa Lakeside Labratory on beautiful Lake Okoboji!
What: 4th annual conference bringing together CCL volunteers from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota to learn, share, strategize, energize and more.
When: Friday, March 17 registration starting at 6pm until Sunday, March 19 noon completion
Where: Iowa Lakeside Labratory on Lake Okoboji - a research campus owned by the state of Iowa. Here's a map of the campus and directions to the campus. We encourage you to organize carpools with others in your local CCL chapter.
Lodging: Affordable lodging is available on campus and at the Lakeshore Center at Okoboji next door. You must make your own lodging reservations separately. See contact below for each campus.
(These rooms have all been reserved, please contact the Lodge at Lakeshore Center below) Options at the Lakeside Labratory (same campus as our meeting space) CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org 319-335-0147
12 Motel style rooms with two full beds - $65/room/night
9 motel style rooms with one full bed - $65/room/night
30 bunks in bunkhouse style rooms (15 in all-female room, 15 in all-male room with group bath facilities - bring your own bedding and towel) - $15/person/night
8 Deluxe Guest Room retreat style with two queen bed - $60/room/night
2 Family Guest Room retreat style with one queen bed and two bunk beds - $60/room/night
2 Handicap accessible Guest Room retreat style with one queen bed and one twin bed and walk-in shower - $60/room/night
2 Adult-Friendly Room retreat style with two queen beds and walk-in shower - $60/room/night
Agenda (some changes may still occur):
Friday, March 17
6:00 pm Arrival, registration and social time
7:00 pm Conversation on cross-country bike ride for climate action
Saturday, March 18
7:15-8 Morning mindful movement
8-9 Registration and Breakfast
9-9:50 Plenary—welcome, weekend overview, opening session with Mark Reynolds
10-11:45 Track one: Group Start Workshop for those new to CCL
Track two: Speed Skill session with topics: Writing LTE, social media, family outreach, Group intro session, 5 levers of political will
Track three: Group Leaders and Liaison session (Mark R.)
12:00-1:30 lunch & group picture, morning reflection - table topics ex: group leaders - how to work with changing groups, nuclear energy, other suggestions for topics?
1:30-2:45 Workshop Sessions (Topics: Reaching out to conservative groups, Presentation skills, Using CCL Community, Endorsements)
2:45 - 3:00 Break & transition time
3:00 - 4:30 Climate Stabilization: Soil, Food & Farm
4:30 - 4:45 Break & transition time
4:45 - 5:30 Talking to conservatives and liberals and everyone - Thoughtful discussion on building the skills needed to be bridge builders
5:45 Dinner- Lakeside Lab Story during dinner, good news stories from the region
7:00 Post dinner “Stump the Meteorologist”
7:30 Fireside chat with elected officials, global strategists and adventurers - Sen. Rob Hogg, Joe Robertson, Mindy Ahler, Moderator- David Thoreson
8:30 Evening entertainment with music and games.
Sunday, March 19
7:00 Morning campus walk
9:00 State planning sessions
10:45 Advanced Lobby Training with Mark
11:15 Closing Remarks with Mark Reynolds
12:00 Head Home!