Great Lakes Calendar

The Great Lakes Calendar features events from around the region that may be of interest to Great Lakes stakeholders, with a focus on professional conferences and events relevant to research, science, policy, and education. If you have an event you would like to publicize, please submit it below!

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January 2021

Introduction to Lakes Online

January 19 - March 26

Introduction to Lakes Online is a six-week online course designed for those interested in learning about inland lakes. Participants learn and explore lake ecology, watersheds, natural shorelines, water law, aquatic plants, and citizen involvement.

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CHAOS Community of Practice Winter Meeting

January 27

Join Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, MNDNR, for a virtual meeting to learn more the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study, using the Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu for hazard mitigation, and recent habitat restoration projects at Wisconsin Point.

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Reimagining Connections: The Stewardship Network Conference 2021

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Stewardship Network Conference is where theory meets practice and curiosity leads to solutions. Each year, hundreds of professionals, students, and volunteers from an array of environmental fields connect to share their setbacks and successes; technological advancements and analytical techniques; diverse perspectives and artistic expressions as we collectively find the best ways to care for our land and water.

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Thunder Bay International Film Festival

January 31

In January 2021, join Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary as we take our annual film festival online! For the first time ever the Thunder Bay International Film Festival will be a virtual experience including online film screenings, live-stream interviews, Q&A and panel sessions with filmmakers, scientists, and ocean and Great Lakes stewards.

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February 2021

Virtual ISEA Cafe – The Psychology of Environmental Stewardship

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As a way of keeping in touch in the non-sailing season and deepening our understanding of the Great Lakes, ISEA hosts informal monthly events throughout the winter. Typically these would be in person, but this year they will take place online.

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March 2021

Great Lakes Day 2021

March 3

Great Lakes Day 2021 will be held online on March 3, 2021.  This annual event features dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

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State of Lake Ontario Conference

March 9 - March 11
Toronto, ON

SOLO21 is the fourth in an annual series of State of Lake conferences hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research. These conferences promote collaborations between the science and policy communities—particularly lake-specific research, management, education, and nonprofit organizations—to broaden the discussion and provide diverse interaction among stakeholders.

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Western Dredging Association 2021 Midwest Chapter Meeting

March 16 - March 18
Green Bay, WI

The Western Dredging Association 2021 Midwest Chapter Meeting will take place March 16-18, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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May 2021

2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

May 10 - May 15

Save the date for the 2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting, to be held online the week of May 10, 2021!

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IAGLR21: 64th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

May 17 - May 21
Houghton, MI

Join the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) at Michigan Technological University for their annual research conference.

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