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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July 2018

U.S. Brig NIAGARA Environmental Science Field School

July 27 - August 10
Erie, PA

The U.S. Brig NIAGARA Environmental Science Field School is a multi-disciplinary experience incorporating marine sciences, underwater archaeology, and square-rig seamanship, and in past years has contributed leading-edge research on micro-bead pollution in the Great Lakes. The program takes place on the U.S. Brig NIAGARA, a reconstructed nineteenth-century sailing ship, owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operated as a sailing school vessel. College credit available. Passport required.

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October 2018

2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

October 2 - October 3
The Conrad Hotel – Indianapolis, 50 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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The 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 2-3, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our meetings offer an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues.

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State of Lake Superior Conference

October 9 - October 12
Houghton, MI

IAGLR and Michigan Technological University are pleased to announce that the 2018 State of Lake Superior (SOLS) Conference will be held October 9-12 in Houghton, Mich. Hosted on the beautiful MTU campus, SOLS will be a multi-day conference and include invited sessions and abstracts, plenary sessions, field trips, and associated meetings.

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Great Lakes Observing System Annual Meeting

October 16 - October 17
Detroit, MI

The Great Lakes Observing System is a network of data providers and consumers. Every year the data sharing community gathers to celebrate successes, share best practices, and to catch up on each other's work.

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14th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

October 17 - October 18
Detroit, MI

The HOW Coalition’s annual Great Lakes Conference attracts more than 300 people from across the region to discuss cross-cutting and cutting edge Great Lakes issues. This year’s conference will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, October 17-18, 2018.

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Great Lakes Beach Association and Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium Joint Conference

October 24 - October 25
Independence, Ohio

You are invited to the 2018 Great Lakes Beach Association and Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium Joint Conference on October 24-25, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hilton in Independence (near Cleveland), Ohio. This joint conference will draw more than 200 resource managers, scientists, coastal planners, local officials, government agencies, students, and interest groups from around the Great Lakes. We expect up to 16 sessions showcasing a variety of Great Lakes beach protection and water safety issues. There will be keynote addresses, plenary sessions, field trips, evening networking, and poster receptions.

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