2013 IWLA National Convention (Fredericksburg, VA)
Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel & Convention Center (Fredericksburg, VA)
July 23 to July 27, 2013
Don’t miss your chance to network with Ikes from across the country, share “what works” in conservation and outdoor recreation projects, vote on conservation policies, and participate in the launch of our five-year strategic plan. Register today!
- IWLA National Convention Registration Form (PDF)
- IWLA Youth Convention Registration Form (PDF)
- Youth Convention Permission Form (PDF)
|Tuesday, July 23||Thursday, July 25|
- Executive Board Meeting
|- Membership Awards Breakfast|
- Youth and the Outdoors Workshop
|- Youth Convention|
- Resolutions Committee Meeting
|- Early Bird Party and Auction||- Conservation Luncheon|
|- Youth Convention Early Bird||- Workshops|
- Youth Convention Committee Meeting
- Fredericksburg Trolley Tour (optional)
- Dinner at Fredericksburg Chapter
|Wednesday, July 24||
Friday, July 26
|- Delegate Orientation||- Midwest Office Breakfast|
|- Convention Opening Ceremony||- Youth Convention|
|- Youth Convention Opens||- Endowment Meeting/Elections|
|- Awards Luncheon||- Convention Site Selection|
|- All Committee Meetings||- Vote on Conservation Resolutions|
- Parade of States
- Convention Reception and Banquet
|Saturday, July 27|
|- Civil War Battlefield Tour (optional)|
Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel & Convention Center
2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Young Ikes ages 8-18 can enjoy their own convention activities, including trips to
- Westmoreland State Park to go hunting for ancient shark teeth and enjoy watersports and other nature activities along the Potomac River. The park is an excellent site for spotting bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers, great blue herons, and more. Westmoreland has a pool as well as hiking trails, including a new beach trail that offers a stunning view of the Potomac River.
- National Museum of the Marine Corps, where you’ll be transported to the beach at Iwo Jima, a frigid winter night in Korea, and a hot landing zone in Vietnam. Exhibits include the original flag raised on Iwo Jima.
- Chancellorsville Battlefield to learn about the Civil War and identify environmental changes due to the battle fought here.
- Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter for fly fishing, building bird boxes, and more, including a cookout and bonfire (weather permitting).
Youth attendees and chaperones must pre-register for Youth Convention using a separate registration form. In addition, completed and signed parental consent and liability forms are required at onsite check-in on Tuesday, July 25th. Registration fee includes a one-year new or renewed National Youth Convention Chapter membership. NOTE: Minimum age to participate is 8 years old.
TOURS AND OTHER
Fredericksburg offers the benefits of DC's sightseeing attractions and the beauty of Virginia's countryside, include two IWLA-only tours. (You can register for each tour online.)
- Fredericksburg Tour (July 23): Enjoy an entertaining and informative tour of one of America's most historic cities. The Fredericksburg Trolley will pick you up directly from the hotel and whisk you away on an adventure to learn about the many famous and interesting events that have taken place in Frederisburg since the city was established in 1728.
- Civil War Battlefield Tour (July 27): Experience the key battlefields of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville with your own licensed tour guide. The Fredericksburg Trolley, along with the region’s oldest and most sought-after tour guide service, will pick you up from your hotel and take you back to a time when America struggled to form a more perfect union and brother fought against brother for more than three bloody years on this region’s soil.
There's even more to do on your own nearby, including
Restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel
Plenty of activities for the kids, including a large outdoor pool at the hotel
Tours of Virginia’s famed wine region
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