Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

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Request for Proposals

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council invites you to submit a proposal for the 2023 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, the state's largest annual full-day land conservation gathering.

After hosting the annual conference virtually the past few years, CLCC is excited to return for an in-person event at Wesleyan University in Middletown. The conference has attracted hundreds of participants, including board members, staff and volunteers from Connecticut's land trusts, municipal land use commissions, state agencies, and conservation organizations including garden clubs and grassroots-level land preservation advocates.

If you have any questions, contact Cristina at chayden@ctconservation.org.

Proposals must be submitted by November 1, 2022.
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Submit your presentation proposal today.

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

The conference will offer a number of workshops organized under subject tracks. Panel and/or roundtable discussions, as well as peer learning opportunities, are encouraged.

CLCC seeks workshops on a variety of subjects relevant to the work of land trusts and other members of Connecticut's conservation community, including the following:

  • Accreditation, & LTA Standards & Practices
  • Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through Land Conservation
  • Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation, Resilience & Adaptation Strategies
  • Climate Solutions, & Renewable Energy (including infrastructure and siting issues)
  • Climate Change & Environmental Justice
  • Climate Communication Strategies
  • Collaborations, Creative Partnerships & Regional Initiatives for Greater Impact
  • Community Engagement, Outreach & Membership Development
  • Conservation Finance (State & Federal Opportunities)
  • Doing Deals (fee & conservation easement)
  • Effective Communications, Messaging & Storytelling (emphasis on small & all-volunteer nonprofits)
  • Engaging in Effective Advocacy & Conservation Policy
  • Financial Management & Planning
  • Fundraising (including planned giving programs, social giving campaigns, capital campaigns, & annual appeals)
  • From Kids to Seniors – Healthy Communities & Wellness
  • Inspiring a New Generation of Conservation Leaders
  • Landowner Estate Planning & Creative Giving Options
  • Land Trust Board Building (including recruitment, team work, evaluation, coordination, & transitions)
  • Land Trust Governance, Leadership & Succession Planning
  • Land Management (invasive species, habitat restoration/improvement, management plans)
  • Land Trust Mergers & Case Studies
  • Municipal Land Use & Planning
  • Public Access, Public Good & Land Protection
  • Protecting Land, Protecting Water (integrating land & water conservation including working lands)
  • Public Policy Hot Topics (local, state & federal)
  • Risk Management & Insurance (understanding when, why, & how to take risks)
  • Role of Indigenous Communities in Conservation
  • Stewardship of Fee Lands & Easements
  • Urban Conservation Programming
  • Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement, & Acknowledgement
  • Working Lands, Forests, Farms & Food (different scales, regions, & approaches)

Previous Conferences

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