Schedule

2022 Preliminary Schedule

Session Topics and Speakers will be updated as they are confirmed.

Session topics and times are subject to change.

* All times ET.

Monday February 28

Time Event Title Presenter Location
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens     Main Hallway
12:30 p.m.   First Time Attendees Orientation   Lake James Room
1:00 p.m. Workshop 1 Skills of the Confident Writer Dana Anderson Lake James Room
  Workshop 2

Trees, Trees, and More Trees… A Tree ID Workshop

Phil Graf Outdoor event- meet in Snow Lake Room
  Workshop 3 Tool and Equipment Safety Bill Hooker Meet at Jimmerson Lake Room
1:00-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Bleeding Control Program in Indiana State Parks Nikki LeCrone/Jason Getz Crooked Lake Room
3:30 General Session A History and Impact of GLPTI Steve Wolter Lake James Room
7:00 Social Event Toboggan Run Social   Toboggan Run

Tuesday March 1

Time Event Title Presenter Location
7:15 a.m.          Morning Activity      
8:30  General Session B Understanding Role and Purpose Jody Maberry Lake James Room
10:15 Concurrent Session 1 Winterizing Equipment Larry Tarket Crooked Lake Room
  Concurrent Session 2

Increasing Accessibility in Visitor Centers and Exhibits

Larissa Kunynskyj Jimmerson Lake Room
  Concurrent Session 3 Stop Tick! Preventing Tick Encounters in Park and Recreation Spaces

Kristy Anderson/Karo Omodior

Snow Lake Room
  Concurrent Session 4                
11:30

Informal/Concurrent

Session

     
12:30 p.m. Lunch      
1:45 Concurrent Session 5

Aligning Surveillance and Management Strategies for Deer to Meet Management Objectives

Chad Stewart                         
  Concurrent Session 6 Athletic Field Maintenance Mike Robinson  
  Concurrent Session 7      
  Concurrent Session 8      
3:00 Concurrent Session 5

Aligning Surveillance and Management Strategies for Deer to Meet Management Objectives

Chad Stewart  
  Concurrent Session 6 Athletic Field Maintenance Mike Robinson  
  Concurrent Session 7      
  Concurrent Session 8      
6:00 75th Celebration and Awards Dinner     Lake James Room

Wednesday March 2

Time Event Title Presenter Location
7:15 a.m. Bird Hike     Meet in Main Lobby
7:15  Morning Activity      
8:30 General Session C If These Walls Could Talk- How to Support Ourselves and Our People Sally Pelto-Wheeler Lake James Room
10:15 Concurrent Session 9 Building an Effective Seasonal Interpretive Guide Program Karen Gourlay  
10:15 Concurrent Session 9 Reimagine Lodging: Creating Meaningful Experiences for Future Travelers

Maia Turek/Chuck Allen/Lori Green

 
  Concurrent Session 11

Agreement Drafting Made Simple

Nicole Hunt  
  Concurrent Session 12      
11:30 Informal/Concurrent Sessions      
12:30 p.m. Lunch      
1:45 Concurrent Session 13 Risk Management and Liability in Park Boundary Trees Steve Lane  
  Concurrent Session 14 Constructing Sustainable Mountain Bike Trails Kevin Mahrzal  
  Concurrent Session 15      
  Concurrent Session 16      
3:00 Concurrent Session 13 Risk Management and Liability in Park Boundary Trees Steve Lane  
  Concurrent Session 14 Constructing Sustainable Mountain Bike Trails Kevin Mahrzal  
  Concurrent Session 15      
  Concurrent Session 16      
6:00 Game Night Social, Dinner, and Trivia Contest     Lake James Room

 

Thursday March 3

Time Event Title Presenter Location
7:15 a.m.        Morning Activity      
8:30 Concurrent Session 17 Grants Writing Michelle Kelly                  
  Concurrent Session 18      
  Concurrent Session 19 Working in Areas with Federally Threatened and Endangered Species Matt Ihnken  
  Concurrent Session 20      
10:00 General Session D MDNR Partnership with Wardens TV David Haupt Lake James Room
11:30 Institute Closing     Lake James Room

Monday March 7

Time Event Title Presenter Location
8:00 a.m.           General Session recordings available      Whova                   
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Announcements      
11:00 a.m. Webinar 1      
1:00 p.m. Webinar 2 Working in Areas with Federally Threatened and Endangered Species Matt Ihnken                 
3:00 p.m. Webinar 3      
         

Tuesday March 8

Time Event Title Presenter Location
         
11:00 a.m.       Webinar 4                              System Master Planning Basics Sarah Murray/Layne Elliott Whova              
1:00 p.m. Webinar 5      
3:00 p.m. Webinar 6      
         

Wednesday March 9

Time Event Title Presenter Location
         
11:00 a.m.      Webinar 7               Pitch-in for Accessibility! Providing Access to Picnic Areas in Parks Michelle Cook               Whova                  
1:00 p.m. Webinar 8 Risk Management and Liability in Park Boundary Trees Steve Lane  
3:00 p.m. Webinar 9 Leveraging Outdoor Recreation Assets For Community-based Economic Development Brad Garmon   
4:00 p.m. Closing