Save the Date: 2017 Annual Conference

Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference, Ice Age National Scenic Trail

A tamarak bog along the Harwood Lakes Segment, a featured hike at the conference.
Photo credit: Dave Caliebe

You’re invited!

The upcoming Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 27th – Sunday, April 30th at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center in Chippewa Falls.

We’ll be celebrating you – the hikers, volunteers, members and donors – and all you do to make the Ice Age Trail the treasure that it is.

If you have never attended an Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference before, it is a fantastic way to meet people who are passionate and committed to the Trail.  It is super energizing to mingle with and hear the stories about the Trail from folks who are dedicated to building, maintaining, and protecting it.


The 2017 Annual Conference just got more AFFORDABLE!

We are excited to announce we’ve been able to REDUCE the cost of the conference attendance by 30%.

A big THANK YOU goes out to this year’s generous sponsors; a list of who they are can be found at our 2017 Annual Conference page.


The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center will serve as base camp during the 2017 Annual Conference – conference activities, lodging and meals will all take place there.

Please make lodging arrangements by calling Avalon at 1-888-727-5288 and asking for Ice Age Trail Alliance pricing ($80 per room – 2 queen beds). Special room block pricing will be available until March 27.

Camping is on your own.

Featured Speaker

Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual ConferenceOur featured Dr. Eva Selhub, co-author of “Your Brain on Nature,” will speak to the positive impact nature has on our mental and physical health.

Dr. Eva Selhub is an internationally recognized expert, physician, author, speaker and consultant in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing.

Keynote Presentation: “Spirit Medicine”

“For thousands of years Wisdom traditions have aligned with the notion that the body is a landscape of nature, a part of nature, not separate from it. Science is now concurring, pointing to not only the importance of nature as part of our journey to health and wellbeing. Dr. Selhub explains how to tap into the power of nature to be healthier and happier. She will speak to how lack of nature is affecting us, especially our children and what we can do about it.”

This event is open to the public.

Conference Highlights

Additional plans include hikes along the Chippewa Moraine Segment and the Harwood Lakes Segment, Thousand-Miler presentations, and an array of fascinating topics presented during Trail Mix. To see what is being planned currently, you may visit our 2017 Annual Conference page.