The Urgent Need to Save the Night"
2022 Annual Conference
Evening of Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st
Hosted by Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas (Greater Kansas City area)
The Second Annual Conference of the Missouri Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association will be held September 30 – October 1, 2022. Learn about the science and growth of light pollution, its impacts on nature, birds, and human health, and how to stop it. The conference is hosted by the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability in Overland Park, Kansas and is free for both virtual and in-person participants.
The conference continues on Saturday, October 1st with daytime programs beginning at 9:00 a.m. central time and ending at 4:30 p.m. central time. More than a dozen speakers and exhibitors will be featured.
The conference wraps up on the evening of Saturday, October 1st with a talk by Paul Bogard, Author. Based on his critically acclaimed book “The End of the Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light”, Bogard will address how the night sky has influenced the human experience and the value of darkness. The evening program is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. central time and conclude by 8:30 p.m. central time.
The conference is hosted by the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability in Overland Park, Kansas and is free for both virtual and in-person participants.
We encourage you to attend "in-person" if at all possible. In addition to the great schedule of speakers, "in-person" attendees will have an opportunity to talk with participants coming from multiple states and see the exhibits including demonstrations on lighting.
In-person attendees will be required to follow COVID-19 protocols outlined by Johnson County Community College. To view the University’s policy, please visit https://www.jccc.edu/media-resources/covid-19/. If you are not comfortable with in-person attendance at the conference, please register to participate by ZOOM (see instructions provided below).
Participation by ZOOM
If you are unable to attend "In-Person" or your situation has changed, you may register and participate in the Saturday sessions by ZOOM webinar. Please note that separate ZOOM registrations are required for Saturday daytime and evening keynote events:
Friday, September 30, 2022
Saturday, October 1, 2022
(All events held at Johnson County Community College)