2017 North Wind Regional Conference

Oct 13
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
October 13, 2017 at 5:30pm to
October 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Iowa Lakeside Labratory map 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA 51351-7267

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5th Annual North Wind Regional Conference

Join us October 13-15, 2017 at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory on beautiful Lake Okoboji!

What: 5th annual regional conference bringing together CCL volunteers from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota to learn, share, strategize, energize, and more.

When: Friday, October 13 registration starting at 6pm until Sunday, October 15 noon completion

Where: Iowa Lakeside Laboratory 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 / area.

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.

Or you can book your own hotel in nearby Millford, IA or Spirit Lake, IA (multiple options available)

Options at the Lakeside Laboratory (same campus as our meeting space) CONTACT: melanie-ostmo@uiowa.edu 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

Options at the Lakeshore Center (next door - walking distance away)

CONTACT: office@lakeshorecenteratokoboji.org 712-337-3313 (Best to call Tue-Thur)

  • 30 bunks in bunkhouse style in the Lodge (no need to find your own roommates) rooms (15 in all-female room, 15 in all-male room with group bath facilities - bring your own bedding and towel or for an additional $15 to use theirs) - $15/person/night

  • Cabin lodges that sleep up to 16 people.  Same cost as bunkhouse $15/person/night (plus $15 to use their linens)       


Preliminary Agenda: 

All items are tentative - Join our planning team to help us find speakers. What speed skill sessions that you’d like to see? Got a great idea for a speaker/activity?

Friday, October 13

5:30 pm - Arrival, registration and social time

7:00 pm - David Thoreson, photographer and explorer. His fearless exploration of the world’s oceans and polar regions have brought him face-to-face with the most important issue of our time, climate change. (free and open to the public)

Saturday, October 14

7:15 am - Morning mindful movement     

8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am - Plenary: welcome, weekend overview, opening session

9:50 am - Transition time

10:00 am - Breakouts

  • Track one: Group Start Workshop for those new to CCL
  • Track two: Speed Skill session with 5 topics TBD
  • Track three: Group Leaders and Liaison session (Madeleine Para)

11:45 am - Transition time & group picture

12:00 pm - Lunch & morning reflection - table topics

1:30 pm - Workshop Sessions (possible sessions: Successful Meetings based on Motivational Interviewing, Recruiting Conservative Members for our Chapters, Understanding the Farm Bill, Using Social Media)

2:30 pm - Break & transition time

2:45 pm - Plenary session on agriculture

4:15 pm - Break & transition time

4:30 pm - Plenary session #2 : topic TBD

5:00 pm - Outdoor time to enjoy the campus/lake

6:00 pm - Dinner

7:00 pm - Post dinner interactive topic

7:30 pm - Fireside chat

8:30 pm - Evening Entertainment, group sing-a-long, social time

Sunday, October 15

7:00 am - Morning campus walk or devotions / interfaith service

8:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - State planning sessions

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am - Advanced Lobby Training and Q&A with Madeleine Para

12:00 pm - Head Home or Tour of Okoboji on your own

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