2016 National Convention

National Convention 2016_credit IWLA

Ikes from across the country gathered in Wisconsin for the League’s national convention, which explored the theme, "Defending Our Waters: Past, Present, and Future."

Our week kicked off with water-related activities around Stevens Point: a paddling tour down the Plover River and a talk-and-tour on the topic of sustaining groundwater resources. During convention, we developed the next "big idea" for the Izaak Walton League and heard from speakers about the importance of clean streams for safe drinking water, what’s next for national parks, and a farmer’s perspective on conservation. Attendees enjoyed small-group workshops on topics ranging from using social media to boost chapter visibility to recruiting new audiences to archery and shooting sports. Delegates also elected national officers and voted on resolutions to establish League conservation policies.

If you missed the action (and weren’t following #IKEcon2016), you can catch up with these highlights. And it’s not too early to start planning a trip to Ohio for next year’s family-friendly national convention at the Kalahari Resorts!


  • Guest Speaker Highlights
  • What's the Next Big Idea?
  • 2016 Policy Resolutions
  • Award-Winning Ikes
  • Youth Convention and More!