2017 Upper Midwest Regional Rendezvous

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Dubuque, Iowa

Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Upper Midwest on March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Dubuque, Iowa, for some great fishing, enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission. 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.

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Friday, March 31
Free day of hosted fishing and no-host dinner with local Iowa TU volunteers.

Saturday, April 1 – Workshops and Seminars
Saturday's full-day session will include breakfast networking, group discussions, concentrated workshops and opportunities for council and chapter leaders to share successes and discuss common challenges. A full agenda will be posted online soon.

Saturday Night, April 1 – Group Dinner and Networking
Following the day's meetings, join your fellow TU members, volunteers, and staff from for a great dinner and chance 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.

Sunday, April 2 – Wrap Sessions & Conservation Tour
Sunday's morning sessions will conclude the weekend's formal activities and wrap shortly before lunch. A boxed lunch will be provided to all attendees and an optional off-site conservation tour and hands-on discussion of principles of stream restoration and community engagement will be offered to all who are interested. Late afternoon to evening fishing will also be available.


Accommodations for the Upper Midwest Regional Rendezvous are provided by Best Western PLUS Dubuque. Call (563) 557-8000 to reserve your room.


The total cost is $100 and includes:

  • Participation in all seminars and workshops on Saturday and Sunday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Group dinner and networking event on Saturday night
  • Optional, free hosted fishing trip on Friday
  • Optional conservation tour and site-walk on Sunday afternoon

*You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
**Attendees may bring spouses/guests to the barbecue dinner on Saturday night

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