Taking the Long View

The Heritage and Science of Prairie

Photo Credit: Jerry Newman

Taking the Long View

The Heritage and Science of Prairie

Photo Credit: Jerry Newman

The Prairie Enthusiasts 2024 Conference

Wednesday, February 7 through Saturday February 10

This year, we’re exploring the history and science of prairie. This virtual conference will have sessions for all prairie and savanna knowledge-levels. Whether you’re a beginner with prairies, or a deep-rooted Prairie Enthusiast, there will be something for everyone!


Already registered?

General Conference Ticket: $65

Conference and Burn School: $95

Student Conference Ticket: $30

Student Conference & Burn School: $60

We offer scholarships for those unable to meet the registration cost.

Please reach out to info@theprairieenthusiasts.org or (608) 676-0985 with any questions. 

Can’t get to all the presentations?

Access to the conference presentations will be available to all attendees for three months after our conference ends!

Need help navigating our conference platform, Whova? HERE is a user-guide. 

There are three tracks that have concurrent sessions for attendees to choose what most suites their interest: scientific, beginner and artistic. Using the event schedule below, if attendees are interested in only one of the tracks, the “Filter By Track” section on the right can be adjusted by clicking or unclicking tracks most interesting to you (feature not available through mobile). Or, leave all the tracks checked to see all of the sessions. You’re welcome to attend sessions from any track. If there are two sessions you’re interested in that occur at the same time, you can watch the recording later.


Keynote Speaker

Submit your photos for The Prairie Enthusiasts Conference!

Share your love of prairies, savannas and other fire-dependent ecosystems by submitting a photo of one of these categories: flora, fauna, seasons, landscapes or people.

Photos will be displayed at the upcoming virtual conference February 7-10. Winners will also be chosen at that time.

You can submit up to 5 photos (only 1 per category). Please specify the category your photo should be considered in, and state a photo caption.

Submissions can be emailed to Jerry Newman

Deadline to submit is February 5!

*Please note that photos submitted may be used by The Prairie Enthusiasts in future marketing materials. Photo credits are always provided.*

Submit your haiku to the discussion board on The Prairie Enthusiasts Conference platform.

What is a haiku?

It is an unrhymed poem consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

Are you a business or organization looking to support the restoration and education of native ecosystems in the Upper Midwest?


Look at our sponsorship opportunities HERE or reach out to us at Info@ThePrairieEnthusiasts.org or (608) 676-0985

Are you student looking to share your research?


Click here for more information on how your work can be displayed at this conference.


Made possible with help from:


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Blue Mounds Area Project (BMAP)

Door County Prairie Company

Illinois Public Media

Minnesota Pubic Radio

Prairie Moon Nursery

Wick Habitat Services LLC

Refund Policy: Conference presentations and materials will be available on Whova for 3 months after the conference ends. Since you will be able to access all the presentations and materials whether you can attend live or not, conference tickets are non-refundable.