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Plains Safaris: A Conference on Tourism and Conservation in the Great Plains

Great Plains Symposium

Date: Time: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
Younes Conference Center Room: Various
416 W Talmadge Rd
Kearney NE 68845
Contact: Katie Nieland, (402) 472-3965,
This conference combines three conferences into one large-scale event. The Nebraska Tourism Commission’s annual Agri/Ecotourism Workshop and the Heartland Scenic Byways Annual Conference will join their conferences with this event.

The conference will feature sessions for business leaders, ranchers, and community partners as well as wider discussions about how to preserve the stunning bounty of Great Plains ecology. It will examine local and global models of conservation and tourism, including speakers from southern Africa where tourism has had stunning success in supporting conservation.

Along with a slate of impactful speakers, the conference will include hands-on opportunities to see and learn about regional ecotourism attractions during a series of pre-conference, optional field trips and workshops. Opportunities include kayaking, a progressive dinner, prairie dog watching, and a prairie walk. Field trip seats are limited, so register early!

Early-bird registration: $100 (ends March 1)
See the website for registration, itinerary, and speaker information.

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Attendees must register for this event.

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