55th Annual Meeting

Mississippi River Research Consortium
Radisson Ballroom
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Tuesday-Thursday, April 16-18, 2024

DATES: The 55th meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium will be held April 16-18, 2024. The meeting will begin with the registration table opening at 4:00pm Tuesday, April 16th at the Radisson Center Ballroom in La Crosse, WI followed by the Welcoming Address at 6:00pm.

2024 Conference Proceedings

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REGISTRATION: All attendes or those wishing to simply pay their annual dues need to visit the online registration page:

2024 Registration Information


ABSTRACTS: Individuals wishing to present a poster or an oral presentation must also submit an abstract (Abstract sumbmission deadline is Feb. 26, 2024):

2024 Call for Abstracts


STUDENT TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS: As many as six student travel scholarships ($200 each) are available for the 2024 conference (Student application deadline is March 1, 2024):

2024 Student Travel Scholarship Information


LOCATION: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Center Ballroom, 300 Front St. South, La Crosse, WI, 54601.  The Radisson Center Ballroom and the Radisson Hotel are located in the heart of historic downtown La Crosse and overlooks the scenic Mississippi River.  Featured in the hotel are a restaurant, lounge, and indoor pool/whirlpool.

LODGING:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Second Street South, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI, 54601, for the nights of April 16-17, 2024, at a state government rate of $96.00 for single occupancy or $116.00 for double occupancy per night plus taxes (13.5%) if reservations are made by March 29, 2024.  The Radisson Hotel telephone number is 608-784-6680.  Please mention that you are with the Mississippi River Research Consortium.

AWARDS: Judging for the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards will take place for student presentations only.  If you are willing to serve as a judge, please indicate during your registration.



2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Grace Wilkinson
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Timescales of Algal Blooms: Storms, Resilience, & Long-Term Change