Join us in Gainesville for Florida’s premier conservation gathering, where grassroots leaders from around the state connect with Audubon’s professional staff and partners to grow their knowledge and skills to protect Florida’s precious natural resources.
- Date: October 25-26, 2019
- Location/Lodging: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607.
- Field Trips: Explore Alachua County with local guides! Visit our Field Trips page for all of the details.*
- Registration: Sold out***
The 2019 Audubon Assembly was made possible by our sponsors, including Wells Fargo, Darden Restaurants, Florida Power & Light Co., Duke Energy Foundation, Covanta Energy, Publix Supermarkets, Rayonier, Vulcan Materials, Holbrook Travel, Beach Community Bank, FIPR Institute, Guest Services, The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, and Visit Gainesville.
Schedule of Events (click here for at-a-glance schedule PDF)
- Early-bird Reception
- Expert-led Field Trips
- Welcome Luncheon
- Learning Sessions (see descriptions below)
- Welcome Reception
- Keynote Presentation with Dr. Thomas Frazer
- Awards Banquet
- Networking Breakfast
- Chapters' Celebration
- 2020 Conservation Action Agenda Setting Session
- Plenary Session:
As critical as water is to our state’s well-being, competing demands and impacts have brought Florida to an inflection point. Decisive leadership to safeguard our valuable resource will be the greatest determinant of Florida’s future prosperity. Our panel of leaders, experts, and decision-makers from state agencies and the legislature will discuss current challenges: nutrient pollution from urban and agricultural landscapes, wastewater and septic tanks, wastewater sludge (biosolids), aging infrastructure, wetland loss, and climate change. Listen, learn, and engage with them as they identify both our biggest obstacles but also our biggest opportunities. Together we will discuss programs that offer short and long-term solutions to improve the quality and quantity of Florida’s water resources.
- Florida Audubon Society Annual Meeting