The Great River Research Center (GRRC) at Culver-Stockton College has announced its inaugural collaborative conference for April 7-9, 2022, at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. The conference aims to facilitate communication that fosters innovative and collaborative solutions to the various challenges facing the river and the communities it impacts.

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An official call for proposals opened on Monday, January 3, and invites any individual with a passion for the development, engagement, and inquiry of the Mississippi River to submit their proposal. The college is accepting online submissions of individual and group proposals at The conference, themed “Changing Currents,” exists to bring together academics and scholars, community members, government officials, business leaders, and other interested parties to explore the centrality of the Mississippi River to the past, present, and future of the Tri-States.

The event will feature Chad Pregracke from “Living Lands and Waters” as its keynote speaker and include roundtable discussions and presentations from business leaders, researchers, historians, and river enthusiasts. The conference agenda will also provide an optional excursion to Hannibal that provides for activities including but not limited to a river excursion, Mark Twain Cave tour, a time for connecting with the town’s rich river history.

The GRRC at C-SC connects the College to the tri-states through five areas of investment: community, students, mentorship, faculty, and outreach. Through community impact, learning opportunities, and research solutions, C-SC students and faculty members research current river concerns. The Changing Currents Conference is the first river conference the GRRC has hosted since its inception in 2021.

For more information about The Great River Research Center or the conference, please contact Dr. Scott Giltner at

Contact the Marketing & Public Relations Office, at or 573-288-6000 ext. 6728 for more information.

NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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