Conference http://peoriapublicradio.org en Writers gather in the Quad Cities for conference http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/writers-gather-quad-cities-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For three days every year, writers gather in the Quad Cities to learn about poetry and prose. This week, the Midwest Writing Center will host its annual David R. Collins Writers Conference. &nbsp;IPR's Renata Sago talks with beginning novelists and professional poets who hope to find inspiration and hone their skills. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:13:09 +0000 Renata Sago 25425 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Writers gather in the Quad Cities for conference 10 state erosion conference held in Quad Cities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/10-state-erosion-conference-held-quad-cities <div>This week, engineers, contractors, and municipal workers from ten states will meet in the Quad Cities to learn how to prevent erosion and improve water quality. Tuesday through Thursday, two chapters of the International Erosion Control Association will hold a joint conference called, "Great Connections." Brian Stineman, Davenport's Natural Resources Manager, expects more than 200 people to attend the workshops, field trips, and other sessions.</div><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:07:20 +0000 Herb Trix 22487 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 10 state erosion conference held in Quad Cities Transportation conference includes Washington recovery lessons http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/transportation-conference-includes-washington-recovery-lessons <div>Communities affected by a natural disaster need to both physically respond and take time to calculate accurate damage estimates. That's according to Washington Engineer Ed Andrews speaking at the I-CAT Transportation Conference in East Peoria. He says state and federal deadlines to submit damage assessments kick-in soon after a disaster:</div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:28:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21483 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Transportation conference includes Washington recovery lessons Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-high-school-teams-joining-big-12-conference <p></p><div>District 150’s high schools will join the Big 12 Conference next school year. &nbsp;That includes all sports except football, which starts in the conference in 2015. &nbsp; District Athletic Director Bob Darling says the move will boost competition for the three district high schools and Notre Dame High School:</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:38:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16426 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-shutdown-impacts-illinois-river-conference-peoria <p></p><div>Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is hosting a forum in Peoria this week promoting conservation and recreation on the Illinois River. She says one-third of the speakers at the Illinois River Coordinating Council cancelled their trip to Peoria because of the government shutdown:</div><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 02:20:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12786 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria Outside the Horseshoe - September 10, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-september-10-2013 <p></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:47:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11733 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - September 10, 2013