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DAY ONE - Tuesday, AUGUST 10th

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Welcome

10:00 am EST

Join TRBN President for a fun welcome to TRBN’s 7th Annual Meeting! Get a snapshot of what we have planned for the next two days and learn more about how our live sessions and breakout rooms will work during our virtual event.

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Keynote Address

10:20 am EST

William Potapchuk is a nationally recognized leader in helping diverse groups of stakeholders forge common ground and develop impactful partnerships with a specific focus on large landscape conservation. He brings special expertise in working on issues where race, culture and equity intersect.

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Southern Exposure Film Screening

11:00 am EST

An opportunity, alongside your peers, to view one of Southern Exposure’s 2020 films: From the Mountains to the Ocean: Turtles of Alabama.

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Perspectives: America the Beautiful Initiative (30x30)

1:00 pm EST 

Last January, the Biden administration announced a national goal to conserve 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by the year 2030. Join us to hear different perspectives on this initiative, what this means for our conservation community, and how we could assist in reaching this goal.

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TRBN Business Update & River Celebration Awards Ceremony

2:15 pm EST

Hear about TRBN’s collective accomplishments over the year. Partners have collectively raised awareness of our Basin’s aquatic biodiversity through training, film screenings, and social media events.

 

Tennessee Valley Authority will be announcing TRBN’s 2021 River Celebration Award Recipients! We are excited to celebrate their success.

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Social: Get to Know your Partners from Home!

4:30 pm EST

During our social event we will be announcing our raffle winner and having a virtual tour of Conservation Fisheries. Inc’s vital propagation facility.

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DAY TWO - Wednesday, AUGUST 11th

Day 2 Opening Remarks

10:00 am EST

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The Pulse on Emerging Issues in our Basin

10:10 am EST

If we are going have an impact on urgent issues, we first need to be well informed. Join us for summaries on current research, management, guidance, resources, and tools on two emerging issues in our Basin.

 

Breaks are scheduled between each session

10:10 am EST - Invasive Carp

11:30 am EST - Climate Change

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What's Next for the TRBN: Help shape our collective path!

2:30 pm EST

Institute for Conservation Leadership consultant, Peter Lane, will lead us through a highly interactive session to help develop TRBN’s newest strategic plan to guide our future work together. Your participation is key!

 

Discussion will focus on:

  • “Network theory” concepts and their application to the TRBN

  • Understanding TRBN’s strategic planning process and how that can lead to alignment around shared goals and greater impact

  • Gathering feedback from you on what you want from a network strategic plan

  • Gathering input from you on how TRBN can increase its collaborative efforts, grow stronger, and develop resources for long-term success.

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Closing Ceremony

4:00 pm EST 

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