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2023 Midwest EE Conference

November 2, 2023 - November 4, 2023


To Hinųkwaseja: Restoring connections to land and each other

November 2-4, 2023 – La Crosse, Wisconsin

Place and Land (with a capital ‘P’ and ‘L’) have always been relevant to environmental education. This year, our conference will highlight the increasing importance of place-based relationships to a sustainable future. This requires particular attention to justice for Indigenous people. The theme serves as a call to support communities that must fight against displacement. Likewise, we must address the linkages between such displacement and environmental degradation. Hinųkwaseja is the Ho-Chunk name for the settlement at La Crosse. With this language, we show gratitude to our meeting Place.

Wondering why you should attend? Consider these reasons: 

  • Network! This conference is a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the Midwest who are passionate about environmental education. You’ll have the chance to learn from each other, share ideas, and build relationships.
  • Catch up on current trends. With 80+ presentations, field trips, workshops, and keynotes from experts in the field, you’ll learn about the innovative things that are happening around the Midwest.
  • Break out of your bubble. If you’re feeling isolated in your work, the conference is a great way to connect with people who share your values. You’ll be able to learn from their experiences and gain new perspectives.
  • Experience the Driftless Region! Learn about the unique history and ecology of this area through field trips and place-based sessions.
  • Meet and interact with other people face-to-face. In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in virtual communication. But there’s nothing quite like meeting people in person and building relationships.
  • Experience the culture of La Crosse! From watching Breaking Trail at the Rivoli theater to the evening bands at the Nature place, you’ll have a chance to experience the joys of this city.
  • Leave energized! The conference is a great opportunity to connect with passionate colleagues working towards similar goals. You’ll leave with new relationships and insight into this field.


November 2, 2023
November 4, 2023
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Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education


Stoney Creek Hotel La Crosse-Onalaska
3500 S Kinney Coulee Rd
Onalaska, WI 54650 United States
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