Come to Manchester to experience fly fishing history at the First Annual Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium. Get inspired to take a part in conservation efforts that are critical to the future of the sport of fly fishing – March 14-15th in Manchester, Vermont.
March 14th – Registration begins at the Orvis Fly Fishing School at 8 a.m. Pastries and coffee will get you going.
The main event will be held at the Fly Fishing School featuring presentations on the topic of Advancing Conservation through State-of-the-Art Technology with interactive question and answer sessions following each speaker. Lunch will be served.
The Saturday event will wrap up at 5:00 p.m. and a reception will follow at the American Museum of Fly Fishing.
March 15th – A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. at the Manchester Picture Shows followed by screenings of two conservation films, including the award-winning The Return of a River. Sunday-only tickets are available for $20 on our website or at the box office.
First Annual Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium speakers
DR. MICHAEL COOPERMAN | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
AMY SINGLER, Associate Director, River Restoration Program | AMERICAN RIVERS
JONATHAN CARR MSc, Executive Director, Research & Environment | ATLANTIC SALMON FED.
CYNTHIA BROWNING, PhD., Executive Director | BATTEN KILL WATERSHED ALLIANCE
CHRISTOPHER HAAK, PhD Candidate University of Massachusetts | BONEFISH & TARPON TRUST
NICK NELSON, Founder | INTER-FLUVE COLIN LAWSON, New England Culvert Project Coordinator | TROUT UNLIMITED
Accommodations: Mention the symposium to receive discounted rates from our lodging sponsors for the event at the Manchester View Inn, the Aspen at Manchester, the Barnstead Inn, and the Inn at Manchester.