The Friends and Preserve staff joined forces to promote the Preserve with an exhibit at the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference at Monona Terrace. Bryn Scriver and Adam Gundlach represented Preserve staff and Gisela Kutzbach, who coordinated the exhibit for the Preserve, and Doris Dubielzig and Steve Sentoff represented the Friends. About 100 exhibitors displayed materials relating to environmental causes. The exhibition hall was a great place for networking and engaging participants of the conference. The theme of this year's conference was Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions explored challenges and solutions through local and global lenses.