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Registration Open | TRBN Annual Conference | August 24-25, Knoxville TN

CONNECT and NETWORK with your peers working to safeguard the Tennessee River Basin's aquatic and human life!
When Aug 24, 2022 09:00 AM EDT to
Aug 25, 2022 05:00 PM EDT
Where Ijams Nature Center 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920
Attendees Theodore Coopwood, III
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About this event

We are excited to have you join us to network, share information, and celebrate success in the conservation of aquatic life in the most biologically diverse region in our nation, the Tennessee River Basin!

This year's conference will include informational and working sessions on the following topics:

  • Aquatic Connectivity
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
  • Decision Support Tools & Resources
  • Environmental Justice
  • Success Stories in Partnerships
  • Strategic Planning

In addition to the above session formats and topics, the conference will include:

  • Networking opportunities (day one & day two)
  • A Social & Celebration Banquet (evening of day one)

Who will you meet at our conference?

Each year our event gathers individuals from federal and state agencies, municipalities, non-profits, academia, and private industry working to improve aquatic and human life in the Tennessee River Basin.

2022 Keynote

Theodore Coopwood, III

National Coordinator of Youth Programming and Regional Coordination, Environmental Protection Agency.

Nomination Period for TRB Warrior Awards is Now OPEN!

Each year TRBN celebrated success in our Basin by awarding two individuals and/or affilitations with our TRB Warrior Award. Each awardee recieves a $5k cash prize and plaque during our Celebration Banquet. Do you know an indiviual or organization that should be nominated for thier efforts to safeguard our Basin's aquatic life? Information and Nomination Form can be found HERE.

2022 Scholarships:

The Tennessee River Basin Network is offering scholarships to individuals who need financial support to attend this year's virtual event. To learn more on how to apply for a scholarship please contact Gillian Bee at

Continuing Education Units & Professional Development Hours:

The Tennessee River Basin Network can provide you with materials (event agenda, speaker bios, certification of participation) to assist you in receiving CEUs or PDHs.


If you have any questions regarding the event please contact TRBN Coordinator Gillian Bee at

We look forward to convening with you!

- 2022 TRBN Planning Committee

  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Geological Survey of Alabama
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • K. Gregg Consulting

Message from TRBN regarding the Coronavirus:

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, TRBN is optimistic and prepared to manage our in-person conference with the health and safety of our participants in mind. Our Planning Committee will continue to monitor and update our event health and safety precautions.

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