347 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10
Canoecopia is presented by

Presenting Sponsor

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center


  Neal Schroeter


Neal Schroeter MD lives in Washburn, Wisconsin and is an Emergency Room physician in Ashland, Wisconsin where the hospital conference rooms are named after the Apostle Islands. He regularly organizes and leads trips in the Apostle Islands, where he has paddled to or around all 22 islands.

In addition to being a physician, Neal owns a company, Whitecap Kayak, a business that mentors youth in leadership skills through kayak guiding & instructions.He is also an ACA L5 Coastal Kayak instructor, L4 Whitewater instructor & L4 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator. Neal is an Advanced Wilderness Life Support and Wilderness First Responder instructor.


Neal Schroeter
 Emergency Room Procedures in the Wilderness
BWCA - main floor Sat 9:30am-10:15am 
What do you do when calling 911 is not an option & someone is ill or hurt? Or, even if you could call 911, help is hours or even days away? What can you do about anaphylactic shock, hemorrhage, broken bones, dislocated shoulders, puncture wounds? This could serve as a great introduction and motivation to take a wilderness medicine course, or serve as a great review if you have.

Neal Schroeter
 What Everyone Should Know About Cold Water Paddling
BWCA - main floor Sat 10:30am-11:15am 
So, you say you'll stay warm & dry?!!! - famous last words! Cold water goes with paddling in the mid-west. Cold water immersion & hypothermia is one of the biggest dangers paddlers face. To stay safe, it's necessary to have a healthy respect for the cold waters we paddle. We will consider how to prevent, recognize & potentially treat cold water injuries. This presentation could save your life!