Wednesday, October 24 at 1:00 PM CDT  to Friday, October, 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM CDT

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University of Illinois-Chicago
Student Center East
750 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60607 

Note: Parking is available across the street from Student Center East at the Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure (760 W Taylor Street). You can access the parking structure from either Taylor Street or Polk Street. The daily parking rate is $13.

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Iris Caldwell
Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago


Please join us for the seventh meeting of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group, providing a forum for public and private organizations and individuals to collaborate and share ideas, lessons learned, and other information to promote successful habitat conservation along rights-of-way and other managed lands. We welcome participation from across the utility, transportation, non-profit, academic, and government sectors.

There will be networking, learning, and opportunities to "roll our sleeves up" in a variety of working sessions. The general meeting agenda is provided below to help you plan your schedule.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (Pre-Meeting)
A half-day dedicated to task force working sessions. The Metrics & Targets Task Force and Communications & Outreach Task Force will both meet Wednesday afternoon. There will also be a separate industry peer-to-peer exchange at the end of the day. See the detailed agenda linked below for more information.

All are invited for a lively networking dinner at Tuscany on Taylor at 6pm. Additional registration required.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
The main working group meeting will focus on program and project updates from across the utility and transportation sectors as well as from other working group partners. Come hear the latest from your peers and experts in the field to help shape your habitat programs. See presentation schedule given in the detailed agenda linked below.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (Post-Meeting)
A half-day dedicated for review and working sessions for the Nationwide Monarch Butterfly Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for Energy and Transportation Lands. See the deatiled agenda linked below for more information.

Check out the AGENDA for more information. Additional details and updates will be shared as they are available. If you have any questions, please contact Iris Caldwell at iriscald@uic.edu.

Registration costs are as follows:

  • Full Registration Rate – Private Industry ($125)
  • Discounted Registration Rate – Government / Non-Profit ($75)
  • Webinar Participation ($40)
  • Networking Dinner at Tuscany on Taylor ($40)

Please register before October 17 to reserve your spot!

Interested in sponsoring the workshop?

Three sponsorship levels are available. Sponsors receive recognition at the workshop and in meeting materials and communications. Further details can be found here.

Help us make this a great event and BECOME A SPONSOR today!

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Iris Caldwell at iriscald@uic.edu or 312-355-1483

Thank you to our funding partners who make this event possible!