IWLA National Convention

A Clean Water Challenge for America

This year's national convention theme ties into the efforts of Ikes and other volunteers to improve water quality across the country. Join us for an exciting and informative convention in Fredericksburg, Virginia! There are plenty of nearby attractions, from historic Civil War sites to our nation’s capital.

Getting There Is Half the Fun! 

We have great travel tips to make your journey to convention a sight-seeing adventure (and help you avoid the infamous DC traffic). Read more...


July 17:
- Executive Board Meeting - Rappahannock River Paddle Trip
- Civil War Battlefields Tour

July 18-20: National Convention (kicks off Tuesday night)

July 21: Bowhunting Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Pre-Convention Events

Plan to check in early for two Ike-exclusive events on Tuesday, July 17. You must pre-register for  these events when registration forms are available.

Civil War Battlefields Tour: Enjoy a bus tour of three Civil War battlefields – Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Chancellorsville – guided by a national park ranger, who will be with our group the entire day. You'll have time to hop off the bus at each location to scout around, or you can just relax and take in the views.

Paddle the Rappahannock River: Enjoy a guided tour down this Chesapeake Bay tributary. You'll have your choice of a kayak or canoe, and the operator will provide pick-up and drop-off service at the hotel. Boxed lunch included. 

Post-Convention Event

Plan to stay Saturday, July 21, for an exciting new workshop!

Bowhunting Train-the-Trainer Workshop: Take your archery program to the next level! The League is partnering with the Archery Trade Association to teach archery instructors the critical points of bowhunting programs.