June 10, 2021

  • Attendees to view global soil, water and agriculture through the lens of esteemed National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson.
  • Sessions will share international successes and ongoing projects to protect natural resources.
  • Attendees will tour the world with socials that feature conservationists working in diverse countries and landscapes, international trivia.
  • Registration is open through July 16, 2021, at www.swcs.org/21AC

(Ankeny, Iowa – June 10, 2021) The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) 76th International Annual Conference, to be held virtually July 26-28, 2021, will bring the latest industry research, tools and technical information, from far and wide, right into the offices and homes of attendees. Registration is open through July 16, 2021.

The theme of this year’s conference is “One World, Connected through Conservation.”

We are looking forward to connecting conservationists from around the world to learn, have dialogue, become inspired by ideas and build a future for global conservation,” says SWCS CEO Clare Lindahl. “It is essential that conservationists have opportunities to collaborate and learn from one another, and this year’s virtual format is perfect for fostering these connections on a broad scale.”

Jim Richardson, esteemed photographer for National Geographic, will deliver the keynote Pritchard Lecture on Tuesday, July 27. Richardson has traveled the world to cover stories of soil, food, farmers and the vast problems and possibilities before us. His stunning photos capture the beauty and intricacy of the connection humans have with soil, water and the environment.

Presenters from around the world will highlight international conservation efforts during Tuesday and Wednesday concurrent sessions, and an international open networking room will be available on Wednesday to bring attendees together for interaction and dialogue to advance global conservation.

Attendees will tour the world with socials that bring experiences from international conservation initiatives to them. These sessions will feature engaging visual presentations from conservationists who work in diverse countries and landscapes, such as Ecuador, Malawi, Uganda and Haiti. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of natural resources worldwide through global conservation trivia.

Personal and professional development sessions will accompany the science and practices presentations, and continuing education units will be available for certified crop advisors, professional agronomists, professionals in erosion and sediment control, and others.

More information and registration details for the SWCS International Annual Conference can be found at www.swcs.org/21AC. Registration will close July 16, 2021. In order to prepare speakers and attendees for the best event possible, no registrations will be accepted after the July 16 deadline.



About SWCS

For seventy-six years, the Soil and Water Conservation Society has been the premier international organization for professionals who practice and advance the science and art of natural resource conservation. We believe sustainable land and water management is essential to the continued security of the earth and its people. Our goal is to cultivate an organization of informed, dynamic individuals whose contributions create a bright future for agriculture, the environment, and society. The Soil and Water Conservation Society is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, with chapters across the United States and Canada.

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Clare Lindahl, CEO
Soil and Water Conservation Society

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