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Hotel Accommodations

Make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Specify you are with the convention to gain the special room rate of $104.95 for a standard room.

Location:
Holiday Inn Conference Center
110 2nd St
Kearney, NE  68848

Call for reservations toll-free: 855-444-5769 or local: 308-237-5971

Deadline to make reservations: October 20, 2022

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Exhibitor Set-Up (Rooms ABC)
7:00 PM – NSIA Board of Directors Meeting

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Exhibitor Set-Up (Rooms ABC)
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Registration
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – NSIA Annual Members Meeting
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM – OPENING SESSION – Welcome from Kearney Mayor Stanley Clouse
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – MORNING 1ST SESSION – “History of Water Projects” presented by Lee Orton, Executive Director, NSIA
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM – MORNING 2ND SESSION – “The Lake Mac Marina” presented by Tim McCoy, Director, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM – BREAK – Tour Exhibits
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM – MORNING 3RD SESSION – “Platte River Lake Project” presented by Jesse Bradley, Asst Dir, NE Dept of Natural Resources
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – MORNING 4TH SESSION – “Lincoln Water Planning” presented by Steve Owen, Manager of Water Production, City of Lincoln
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – LUNCHEON PROGRAM – “Water Infrastructure Spending” presented by Gov. Pete Ricketts
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – AFTERNOON 1ST SESSION – “Water Infrastructure Planning” presented by Tom Riley, Dir, NE Dept of Natural Resources
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM – BREAK – Tour Exhibits

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (CONTINUED)

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM – AFTERNOON 2ND SESSION – “Water Smart Grants” presented by Aaron Thompson, NKAO Area Mgr, US Bureau of Reclamation, “Surface Water Infrastructure” presented by Jesse Bradley, Asst Dir, NE Dept of Natural Resources & Leroy Sievers, Knudsen Law Firm and “Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Operations Program” presented by Michael Placke, JEO Consulting Group

4:45 PM – 7:00 PM – RECEPTION AND VISIT EXHIBITS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Registration
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM – NeWRA Annual Members Meeting
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – NeWRA Board Meeting
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – MORNING 1ST SESSION – “Lewis & Clark Upgrades” presented by Tim McCoy, Dir, NE Game and Parks Commission
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM – MORNING 2ND SESSION – “AltEn Update” presented by Jim Macy, Dir, NE Environment and Energy
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – MORNING 3RD SESSION – “Battle Creek Update” presented by Jeremy Milander, Bazile Ext. Educator & Lisa Lauver, Bazile Coordinator
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM – BREAK – Tour Exhibits
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – MORNING 4TH SESSION – “The Drought Forecast” presented by State Climatologist Martha Shulski
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM – LUNCH – “The Affects of the Drought” presented by Jay Rempe, Senior Economist, NE Farm Bureau
1:30 PM – ADJOURN
1:30 PM – NWBA MEETING