History, clean water, and an eye toward the future come together in Fredericksburg to set the scene for our 2018 national convention, making it the ideal spot to celebrate our accomplishments in year one of the Clean Water Challenge – and set our sights even higher in year two! REGISTER TODAY! Download the convention kit. (PDF link)

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 using the convention kit.

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

Stay Saturday for an exciting new workshop! Download the convention kit.

Explore Bowhunting Instructor Workshop: Take your archery program to the next level! The League is partnering with the Archery Trade Association on a League-exclusive workshop at discounted prices. Any League member who is a state hunter education instructor, certified archery instructor, or avid archer/bowhunter who is willing to share his or her outdoor experiences can become a trained bowhunting instructor. Read more....