SEJ's 19th Annual Conference
October 7-11, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Join us in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Society of Environmental Journalists 19th Annual Conference for expert explorations of issues, fascinating tours, and professional networking.

Mallard duck. Image © 2008 SEJ and its licensors. All rights reserved.
The USGS National Wildlife Health Center had a major role in conducting field studies and providing expert testimony that resulted in the conversion to nontoxic shot for hunting waterfowl in the United States.
Madison's downtown is built on an isthmus between two glacial lakes; our hotel for the meeting is in the shadow of the magnificent State Capitol building — just blocks from lakes Mendota and Monona and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus totals nearly 1,000 acres and hugs the shore of Lake Mendota. The university is a leader in environmental scholarship and education. Visit the UW-Madison Arboretum, the nation's premier laboratory for restoration ecology, and explore a campus, city, and region renowned for contributions to our understanding of the natural world. Wisconsin notables include John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day.

Over the years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is near the top of all the lists:

U of W-M logo.
#1 Hottest Big State School
#1 Best College Sports Towns
#1 Total Research Expenditures Among U.S Public Universities
#2 Number of Doctorates Granted Among U.S Public Universities
#2 For Producing Volunteers for the Peace Corps
#5 In Patents Among U.S. Universities
#8 America's Best Colleges Among Public Institutions

And Madison makes all the lists, too:

  • Nation's Smartest City
  • One of the Most Livable Cities in the United States
  • One of Five Perfect College Towns
  • Friendliest City in the Midwest
  • #1 Walking City and #1 City for Cycling
  • One of the Top Ten Greenest Cities
  • One of Nine Cities Where Dogs Rule

Area highlights include:

Note: Information about selected past SEJ annual conferences is also available.

The Society of Environmental Journalists
P.O. Box 2492 Jenkintown, PA 19046
Telephone: (215) 884-8174 Fax: (215) 884-8175

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