"Vanishing Night:
The Urgent Need to Save the Night"

2022 Annual Conference
IDA Missouri

Evening of Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st
Hosted by Johnson County Community College, Kansas City 




Paul Bogard, Author

Paul Bogard is the author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light and The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are. His first children’s book What if Night? was published in late 2020. A native Minnesotan, Paul is now an associate professor of English at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA, where he teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Find him at paul-bogard.com.

Krystal Anton, Johnson County Community College


Cindy Cassidy, IDA Texas


Don Ficken, IDA Missouri


DeAnn Gregory, Missouri Sierra Club


John Kraemer, Ph.D., Southeast Missouri State University


Mary Nemeck, Burroughs Audubon Society of Kansas City


Jean Nock B.S., Master Naturalist, Certified Interpretive Guide and Co-Owner Liberated Horsemanship, LLC. (An international educational corporation) 


Ryan Persinger, Missouri State Parks, Thousand Hills


Buddy Stefanoff, CrossRoads LED


Stephanie Todd, IDA Missouri