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Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas
November 15 & 16, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn – Manhattan, KS


Wednesday, November 15th - $130.00
Thursday, November 16th - $130.00
Both Days - $220.00
Student - Single Day - $40.00
Student - Both Days - $60.00

Luncheons are not included with registration. Luncheons will include a meat entrée and side dish(es).
Wednesday - November 15th: Lunch Ticket: $20.00
Thursday - November 16th: Lunch Ticket: $20.00

Evening events are included with registration:
Tuesday - November 14th: Welcome Event - Manhattan Conference Center (hors d'oeuvres and cash bar)
Wednesday - November 15th: Evening Social - Flint Hills Discovery Center (heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar)

We are pleased to invite all State Legislators to join us with complimentary registration and lunches. Please choose the Legislator option on the registration page.

All conference registration cancellations must be in writing, which can be mailed or sent via email. Cancellations 21 days or more prior to the event will receive a full refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the event. Any exception is subject to review by the event sponsors. Email requests for cancellation to: Paula Downs at

Check out the draft agenda:


Room Block Information

Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd St., Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 532-9116
Room Block Link: 
Room Block Code: GWATER

Fairfield Inn & Suites
300 Colorado St., Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-2400
Room Block Link: Book your group rate for Governor's Water Conference 2023 
Group Name: Governor's Water Conference    

Holiday Inn Express
115 Blue Earth Place, Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 320-7454
Group Code: KWO

Courtyard Marriott (Aggieville)
715 N 12th St., Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 587-1975 
Room Block Link: Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International 


Sponsor Information

Our sponsors are greatly appreciated! We couldn't offer this conference without your support!


We are currently seeking sponsors for our 2023 conference - click here for more information.


Sign up to sponsor the conference here.

2023 Distinct Sponsor & Student Research Award Sponsor




2023 Exclusive Reception Sponsors


Hays, City of_Yellow



Burns & McDonnell




Hy-Plains Feedyard 
US Geological Survey
City of Wichita
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Kansas Forest Service 
Kansas Geological Survey
Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission
Kansas Rural Water Association 
Kansas Soybean Commission
Professional Engineering Consultants
State Association of Kansas Watersheds 
USDA-Farm Service Agency
Witt O'Brien's 



Adrian Pankratz, P.A.
Farmers National Company
Foulston Siefkin LLP
Kansas Association of Conservation Districts
Kansas Bankers Association
Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas Livestock Association
Kansas Municipal Utilities
Kansas Water Resources Consulting
League of Kansas Municipalities 

Past Conference Information

For 2022 Governor's Conference Information, including presentations and the agenda, please click Here.
For 2021 Governor's Conference information, including presentations and the agenda, please click here.

For 2021 Student Posters please click here.
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