November 24-26, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport
"Kansas Conservation: Old Tradition, New Approach "
The Kansas Association of Conservation Districts will hold its 69th annual convention November 24-26,
2013, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport. This year’s theme is “Kansas Conservation:
Old Tradition, New Approach.”
Conservation is in a time of change-not only with the natural resources themselves in response to severe
drought affecting much of the state but also with the increasingly limited financial and human resources
available to preserve them. Kansas conservation districts face new challenges and are called upon to try
new approaches to effectively carry out their mission.
What hasn’t changed is Kansas’s longstanding commitment to strong conservation. To that end, this year’s
convention aims to provide supervisors and district employees with updated information, innovative
ideas, and other tools they can use to address the natural resource issues in their districts.
And as always, the annual convention provides an important opportunity for Kansas conservationists to
network and share valuable information about their own experiences. We hope to see you there!
A block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport was made available to districts on March 1, 2013. To
Once the block is sold out, you may place your name on the hotel’s waiting list (indicate that you are attending the KACD
convention) because rooms typically become available at the start of the convention due to last-minute cancellations. You
may also book at one of the overflow hotels:
Please complete a registration form for each convention attendee (except spouses). If you plan to pay by credit
card: Complete the registration forms online and hit “Submit Form” at the top of the page. An invoice will be generated
in PayPal and emailed to you so you can complete your payment by credit or debit card.
If you plan to pay by check: Fill out the registration form online (or print blank registration form and fill it out by hand)
but PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IT. Instead, print it out and mail it with your check. Registrations are not considered
complete until payment has been received.
For mail-in registration, please send completed registration form and payment to KACD at P.O. Box 3510, Lawrence, KS
66046. Please note that in order to be eligible for the bundle price of $210, which includes registration,
Monday lunch, Monday evening banquet, and Tuesday morning breakfast, registrations (with payment)
must be postmarked by November 15, 2013. After that date, registration and meal tickets will be charged individually
at a higher rate.
Rawlins County wheat field at sunset - Photo by Kathy Davis-Vrbas, Atwood, Kansas
Convention Program: The convention program, available here, gives an overview of planned breakout sessions,
keynote speakers, meeting times, and other details.