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March 10, 2020. That’s the date that we made the tough decision to postpone the annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference. With another two weeks to go and over 400 already registered, the 2020 event was shaping up to be another record breaker for attendance.

Like you, we were surprised by the severity and enduring nature of COVID-19. Like you, we found a way to adapt our work by entering the world of remote networking and learning – including convening on-line 2020 and 2021 conferences and a hybrid format for 2022. Thanks to an outstanding line-up of speakers and topics, these programs were well attended and received. We are grateful to all of you who participated.

As successful as these events were, we missed the palpable energy, excitement, and strong sense of community that the in-person conference is known for.

It is with much excitement (and some knocking on wood!) that we announce that the 2023 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference is scheduled for March 25 at Wesleyan University. Planning is underway, starting with this week’s announcement of our request for proposals for workshops and roundtable discussions.

We encourage you to submit your ideas for speakers, topics, and formats for discussion at the 2023 conference. The past three years have been fraught with uncertainty, turbulence, and challenges of unprecedented degree. They have underscored the breadth of issues that are important to the future of our society – from mitigating climate change, to demanding environmental justice and equitable access to land, to preparing for the perpetual care of the natural resources that are essential to the survival of wildlife and people alike.

And so much more.

There is plenty for us to talk about and learn from. We welcome your input in every way as we plan to get this long-awaited party started.

Amy Blaymore Paterson
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P.S. Are in interested in presenting at the 2023 conference? Have a workshop idea you’d like to discuss before submitting your proposal? Please review the RFP and contact us!