Register now for Earth Day Conference – April 23

Register now for the 12th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on April 23, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet.”

The event will feature speakers who will provide a window into how decision-ready science is influencing conservation and corporate leadership and driving innovative responses, adaptations and solutions to myriad issues, including those affecting agriculture and energy storage, and especially those brought on by climate change.

Two CALS faculty will speak during the day-long conference:

  • Brian Luck, assistant professor and extension specialist in the Biological Systems Engineering Department, who will take part in a session about innovative observational technology
  • Monica White, assistant professor of Environmental Justice at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, who will moderate a discussion about food, agriculture and sustainability.

For the full program, visit

Registration is open now, and general registration is $65. The student rate, valid for all students from K-12 to college level, is $35. Conference registration includes access to all sessions, entrance to the exhibit hall, lunch and refreshment breaks. Visit the main conference website for further information about registration, location and lodging: