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Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
410 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-532-9116; Room Rate:
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Candlewood Suites Manhattan
210 Blue Earth Place, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-320-7995
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Fairfield Inn
300 Colorado Street, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-539-5311; Room Rate:
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Four Points by Sheraton
530 Richards Drive, Manhattan, KS
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
115 Blue Earth Place, Manhattan, KS
Ph: 785-320-7454; Room Rate:
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KWO Photo Contest Winners!

Photo 1st Place - Dennis Schwartz
1st Place Winner - Dennis Schwartz, Topeka, KS
Photo 2nd Place - Melilssa Zweygardt 3rd Place - Patty Turnquist
2nd Place Winner - Melislsa Zweygardt, St. Francis, KS 3rd Place Winner - Patty Turnquist, Lindsborg, KS

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos!  We had a great selection to choose from. 


Day 2

Abstracts on water research are invited. Thematic areas include, but are not limited to: reservoirs; municipal and industrial water issues; streambank stabilization, WRAPs and watersheds; High Plains and other aquifer characterization and modeling; High Plains management: irrigation water conservation (technology, crops and management); droughts, floods and climate change; emerging issues (water transfers, water reuse, water and energy); and other water-related topics.

A 4' x 4' foam core table tent and space for handouts are provided for each accepted poster. Student posters, in "near final form", are to be submitted as a PDF, TIF or other image by 4:00 p.m. November 8, 2016 to an email provided to those accepted. This allows judges to preview all student posters prior to the conference. Posters must be on display by 8:00 a.m. November 15, 2016, with students at their poster ready to explain their work.

     •    Concurrent Sessions featuring research presentations

     •    Governor's Student Poster Award 

Submitting Proposals for Day 2

    •    Deadline for professional/academic abstracts (poster & oral): October 3, 2016

    •    Deadline for Student Poster Abstracts: October 24, 2016

Please have the following infomraiton available before you begin the submission process:

    •    Contact information for primary presenter

    •    Co-presenter information  (names and organizations/institutions)

    •    Biographical sketch for each presented (oral presentation proposals only)

    •    Presentation Title

    •    Presentation abstract (Word or PDF file to be uploaded, 500-word limit)

    •    Topic area(s)

    •    Poster display requirements (poster proposals only)

Student poster proposal submission form - Deadline: October 24, 2016

Professional oral/poster presentation proposal submission form - Deadline: October 3, 2016

THANK YOU to our sponsors who help keep registration costs very affordable.