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2022 IECA Annual Conference & Expo - Schedule-at-a-Glance


Welcome to the IECA Annual Conference!. This page provides an overview of programming for the conference. For more details on sessions, networking, the expo hall, etc., please use the left hand navigation. * Indicates Ticketed Event


Skywalk Hours of Operation


Between the Hilton - Convention Center - Hyatt there are skywalks so you don't need to go outside to attend the conference during the day. These hours of operation are as follows. Please note, the skywalk system throughout the city may operate on different hours.



  • Tuesday 6:30 AM to 6PM

  • Wednesday 6AM to 7PM

  • Thursday 6:30 AM to 7PM

  • Friday open at 6:30AM to 5PM


Conference Overview

Conference Overview

  • Monday, February 14, 2022
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Training*
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Certified Inspector of Erosion and Sediment Control Training & Exam*
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Pre-Conference Workshops (AM and PM Available)*
  • 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    Ice Fishing Tour*
  • 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    50th Anniversary Welcome Reception Hosted by Great Lakes Chapter of IECA*
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    Registration Open
  • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Opening Keynote Breakfast: Saving the World Through Watershed Function: Insights from the PV-SMaRT Project
  • 9:10 AM – 12:30 PM
    Morning Concurrent Education Sessions
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    IECA Awards of Environmental Excellence Lunch
  • 2:10 PM – 3:50 PM
    Afternoon Concurrent Education Sessions
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Expo Hall Welcome Reception
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Young Professional Trivia Night*
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Light Breakfast and Coffee Service
  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Morning Concurrent Education Sessions
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Expo Hall Hours
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Expo Hall Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Poster Presentations
  • 1:30 PM – 3:10 PM
    Afternoon Concurrent Education Sessions
  • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
    IECA Annual Meeting
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    IECA Chapter Meetings
  • Friday, February 18, 2022
  • 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Light Breakfast and Coffee Service
  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Morning Concurrent Education Sessions
  • 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Expo Hall Hours
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Taste of Minneapolis - Lunch in Expo Hall
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Tour of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota*