June 2 – 4, 2023
Mill River Park, Stamford, Connecticut
Join Us for the Full Weekend, or a Single Day or Single Event!
Whether you come for the conference, bring your family to STREAM Kids, or swing by just
to share a drink and a conversation with fellow anglers and conservationists, all are welcome.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL EVENT LINEUP & SPEAKER AGENDA
- FULL RENDEZVOUS REGISTRATION OPTIONS (Register here to choose a weekend, full day, or conference-only registration to hear inspiring speakers and participate in important conversations.)
- FRIDAY OUTDOOR MOVIE & TIGHT LINES LAGER BEER LAUNCH (Register here to come to the free outdoor movie and celebrate the launch of Tight Lines Lager with a free pint – wine also available.)
- SATURDAY STREAM KIDS ADVENTURES REGISTRATION (Register here to sign your family up for a full afternoon (1-5 P.M.) of fun, fishing and conservation activities for kids of all ages.)
- SATURDAY OPEN AIR CONCERT – RUSTY GEAR & FREE BEER (Register here to join the free evening of great country music, free cold beer, wine and networking with anglers and conservationists.)
- SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONSERVATION TOUR (Register here to join the free afternoon tour of the Norwalk River in Wilton to see a dam removal taking place and learn habitat restoration.)
Join fellow TU members, supporters and volunteers from across the Northeast on June 2 – 4, 2023 at the Mill River Park in Stamford, Conn., for some great fishing, enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.
We’ll also be launching the all-new Tight Lines Lager, a collaboration beer with Housatonic River Brewing that celebrates the joy of catching native Brook Trout from cold, clean, healthy streams! These beers won’t be for sale, you can’t find them anywhere else but here and best of all – they’re free for all who join us on Friday and Saturday nights!
Located in the heart of Stamford where a thriving urban metropolis meets the natural beauty of the Rippowam River and Long Island Sound, this is the perfect location to join us for the weekend – and stay longer or make a family trip or fishing buddies escape around this great event!
Stamford is within striking distance of some amazing trout and striped bass fishing and early June is the peak time for fishing in both!
TU regional rendezvous are occasions to be inspired – by the work of TU staff, lessons from volunteer leaders, and conversations with newfound friends. They are also an excellent opportunity to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders.
Friday, June 2 – Free Hosted Fishing Day
Free day of hosted fishing and no host dinner with local TU volunteers. Sample some of the finest fly fishing around the region including chasing trout on local waters, or wading the shores for striped bass on Long Island Sound – or both. You can also choose to take a longer trip to fish the famous freestone pools of the Housatonic River or the cold tailwater runs of the Farmington River. The event is timed to coincide with peak of mayfly hatches and in-shore baitfish runs! Your local TU hosts will take you to some of their most special waters. Once registered for the fishing day, you will be sent a short questionnaire asking about your fishing preferences.
Following fishing, all attendees can gather for a no-host meal downtown.
Friday Night, June 2 – Conservation Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night, Happy Hour & Networking
Take in some of the best conservation films from TU and our partners in this fun, free and family-friendly outdoor movie night in Mill River Park. The happy hour features free beer and wine with concessions available for sale. Networking begins at 6 and the films begin at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning, June 3 – Keynote Address: Attorney General William Tong
Hear how Connecticut is working to protect the health of and equitable access to our lands and waters from a passionate member of the angling community who happens to also serve as our state’s Attorney General. William Tong will share his work to protect the incredible resources in Connecticut and his personal connection to TU’s conservation mission.
An avid angler and supporter, Attorney General Tong is an active TU participant and his daughters have been part of our Trout in the Classroom program as well.
Saturday, June 3 – Workshops and Seminars
Saturday’s full-day session will include breakfast and lunch networking, group discussions, concentrated workshops and opportunities for TU members and volunteers to share ideas, celebrate successes, and discuss common challenges.
Saturday, June 3 – STREAM Kids Events & Activities
Throughout the afternoon, Mill River Park turns into a living classroom for kids and families to explore. From casting and fishing to fly tying, bug studies, a streamside scavenger hunt and more, there will be dozens of ways to connect your kids to conservation and the outdoors in fun, memorable ways.
All STREAM Kids events are free and open to the public and we’ll provide all the gear, equipment and guidance needed for a fun and educational day of exploring for kids of all ages!
Saturday Night, June 3 – Dinner and Networking
Following the day’s meetings, join your fellow TU members, volunteers and staff from for a great streamside meal with the sound of conversation mingling to the murmur of the nearby river. You can even wander away to find some quiet water and rising trout! A fun raffle and auction will be offered and opportunities abound to network with one another. Spend time talking shop and trading stories with people who share your passion for conservation and enjoy a fun evening.
Saturday Night, June 3 – A Vision for TU’s Future with Chris Wood, President & CEO
Be inspired by all that we are accomplishing together and all the great work yet to come! Chris Wood, TU’s President & CEO, will provide his vision for where we are headed and how you can be part of the incredible impact we are making across the country.
Saturday Night, June 3 – Rusty Gear & Free Beer: A Night of Country Music and Conservation
Continue the networking into dark along with the great upbeat music of Rusty Gear, a Connecticut country band made up of anglers and musicians as passionate about conservation as we are! This fun, free and family-friendly outdoor concert is open to all attendees, guests, family and the public.
Free features beer and wine with concessions available for sale.
Sunday, June 4 – Morning Workshops and Half-Day Conservation Event
Have you ever wondered why a stream needs restoration? Are you curious about the role insects play in these decisions? Join us for a special Sunday afternoon special session at the Northeastern Regional Rendezvous for a conservation tour, including an active dam removal project, to open your eyes and expand your understanding of stream restoration practices you can take home to your chapter.
Registration is available online here with a range of all-inclusive packages as well as a la carte options:
- Optional hosted fishing on area streams with local TU members
- Participation in all seminars and workshops on Saturday and Sunday
- Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
- A dinner and fundraiser on Saturday night
* You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
**Attendees may also bring spouses/guests
Accommodations for the Northeast Regional Rendezvous are provided by the following local hotels. The Hampton Inn is directly across the street from Mill River Park and the Hilton Stamford or Stamford Marriott are both an easy drive or walk a few blocks up the road. (Directions to Mill River Park)
Hampton Inn & Suites or by phone (203) 353-9855 group code “Trout Unlimited – CHHTRU”
26 Mill River Street Stamford, CT 06902
Complimentary Self Parking
(3 Minute Walk to Mill River Park)
Hilton Stamford Hotel or by phone (203) 967-2222 group code “Trout Unlimited TUN”
1 First Place Stamford, CT 06902
Overnight Self-Parking Parking $15
(5 Minute Drive – 20 Minute Walk to Mill River Park)
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa or by phone (203) 357-9555 group code “Trout 2023”
243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford CT, 06901
Complimentary Self Parking
(5 Minute Drive – 20 Minute Walk to Mill River Park)
For questions and additional details, email Jeff Yates at email@example.com.