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New River Symposium 2024 – Rivers Cubed: Reconnect, Restore, Recreate

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - April 12 @ 7:00 pm

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APRIL 11 – 12, 2024

Registration Closed

New River Symposium 2024 will once again celebrate the social, economic, and
scientific value of the New River, bringing together the river’s diverse constituents
and providing a forum forpartnership, research, and policy development.
This year’s theme is “Rivers Cubed – Reconnect, Restore, and Recreate”
New River Symposium will be held at
Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

Schedule HERE


The New River Symposium is a multi-disciplinary conference and celebration of the New River watershed, open to anyone with a professional or amateur interest in the New River.  Anthropologists, artists, teachers, students (undergraduate and graduate), historians, researchers, community leaders, government officials, stewards, river keepers, planners, boaters, birders, anglers, and friends from up and down the New are all welcome.

Organized and presented by the New River Conservancy and a diverse array of partners, the biennial New River Symposium celebrates the ecological, economic, and cultural values of the New River, brings together the region’s diverse constituents, and provides a forum for partnership, research, and policy development.

Previous presenters have included teachers, researchers, community leaders, government officials, stewards, river keepers, planners, boaters, birders, and anglers.

Who should attend: Teachers and students, researchers, community leaders and volunteers, government officials and their staff, scientists, engineers, stewards, outfitters, river keepers, planners, boaters, birders, swimmers, anglers, friends and their friends from up and down the New River and throughout the New River Watershed.

Thursday AM Field Trip: 9:45 – 12:00  Visit historic Ingles Ferry Tavern (circa 1772),
part of the ancestral home of Mary Draper Ingles
Preregistration required.

Thursday afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bret Danilowicz, Radford University President
Friday morning Keynote Speaker:  Chief Jamie Poteat Harris of the New River Catawba Nation
Presentation Schedule
2024 Symposium Theme: “Rivers³: Reconnect, Restore, Recreate”

A limited number of student scholarships are available.
First come, first serve.
Please contact Lisa at

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April 11 @ 12:00 pm
April 12 @ 7:00 pm
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Radford University Student Rec & Wellness
200 Jefferson Street
Radford, 24142 United States
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