2017 Planned Keynote Presenters


Kathleen Dean Moore
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

I Dreamed the Earth was Healed and Whole Again

Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is a philosopher, environmental advocate, and essayist, best known for award-winning books about our cultural and moral relation to wet, wild places. Among them are Riverwalking, Pine Island Paradox, Wild Comfort, and Holdfast, winner of the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Until recently Distinguished Professor of Environmental Ethics at Oregon State University, Moore’s love for the reeling world has led her to a new life of climate writing, speaking, and activism.  Her most recent book, Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change, follows the pivotal Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our obligations to the future.  Moore’s environmental writing returns to the wild-weather coast in her novel, The Piano Tide, “a savagely funny eco-thriller” about a small town’s dramatic action to defend its freshwater. She writes from Corvallis, Oregon and from a small cabin where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove in Alaska.


Jimmy Bramblett, State Conservationist
Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service

Title TBA



Nels Paulson, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Tina Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology University of Wisconsin-Stout
Chris Ferguson, Associate Professor, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Title TBA

Bios TBA

 2017 Planned Breakout Session Presenters


  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA