2017 Leadership Summit

Early Bird rate extended through August 11!

September 21, 2017 – Download Flyer

Registration: 8:30am – 9:00am
Program: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Reception: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Camp Lucy 3509 Creek Road, Dripping Springs (Map)

Early Bird Registration $45.00 (extended through Aug. 11!)
Regular Registration $65.00  

To inquire about student discounts, contact katherine@hillcountryalliance.org

Featured Keynote Address:
Hope in Shared Stories: Building Futures Together
Betty Sue Flowers, Professor Emeritus, UT Austin and Former Director, LBJ Presidential Library and Museum

Also Featuring:

How the Hill Country Landscape Affects Monarch Butterfly Populations
Cathy Downs, Monarch Watch

The Stars at Night, Deep in the Heart of Texas
Bill Wren, McDonald Observatory

Linking Land and Water Protection: Stories of Conservation Success in the Hill Country
Francine Romero (moderator), UTSA
Blair Fitzsimons, Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Susan Courage, Edwards Aquifer Protection Program (City of San Antonio)

Protecting the Surface Water of the Hill Country
Jim Blackburn, Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA)

Building Strong Hill Country Communities: A Real County Case Study
Garry Merritt, Real County Judge

Landscape Scale Collaborative Networking
Katherine Romans, Hill Country Alliance

Telling the Story of the Blanco
Wes Ferguson, Author


Download Presentations from the 2016 Summit:

Private Land Stewardship: The Road Ahead – David Yeates, CEO—Texas Wildlife Association.
Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People – Jonathan Ogren and David Todd, Authors
The Edge of Night – Ken Kattner, Owner – Putnum Mountain Observatory
The Edge of Night – Doug Cochran, Park Superintendent—Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hill Country Connectivity: A Network Approach to Working TogetherPatrick Bixler, Research Fellow—RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin.
10 Years of the Hill Country Alliance: Measuring SuccessKatherine Romans, Executive Director—Hill Country Alliance
Simple Solutions; Lovely Outcomes. Creating Communities People Love – Matt Lewis, President—Simple City Design
Historical Ecology of the Texas Hill Country – Lisa O’Donnell, Senior Biologist, City of Austin