2019 TPE Conference
In the drab of each late winter, one of our chapters hosts our TPE Annual Conference. We gather in a different location each year to learn what’s new, and share what’s known from a range of experts through talks and workshops. Among the festivities is a fundraiser raffle; a place to pick up tools, books, homemade edibles, artwork and handmade items made of cedar, buckthorn and other wood removed from prairies. The evening banquet is a chance to meet or reconnect with prairie people across the upper Midwest. The winner of the TPE Annual Photo Contest is selected by attendee ballot and announced at the banquet.
32nd Annual Conference & Banquet
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Off-Broadway Banquet Center
Hosted by the Chippewa Savannas & St. Croix Valley chapters
Join us for our annual celebration of prairies and savannas
The conference will offer presentations on grassland sparrows, sedges and rare plants found in our area. And what conference would be complete without a session on managing invasive plants! Stay for The Prairie Enthusiasts annual all-chapter banquet after the conference. The entire day enables you to network and meet up with old friends.
- Doors to the conference open at 8 a.m. when you can check-in at the registration desk. Enjoy a continental breakfast while you review your conference materials.
This year's theme: Identification, Conservation, and Fun!
Directions to Conference & Friday Social:
From I-94, take exit 41 to Menomonie. Continue south on WI-25S/N. Broadway St. Turn right – immediately past the McDonald’s – into the Shops Off Broadway lot (1501 N. Broadway St.)
Conference flier (click here)