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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March 2018

Water Loss and Performance Metrics

March 29

“Water Loss,” “Non-Revenue Water,” or “Leaks," no matter what we call it, our water infrastructure systems are not performing to their full potential. As communities face big decisions about investing scarce funds in water infrastructure, improving efficiency is critical. Learn from the experiences of Asheville, North Carolina and the State of Wisconsin about how to successfully identify and reduce water loss to save money and increase system resilience. Join us for the second in a series of webinars looking at equitable and sustainable solutions for community water infrastructure risks in the Great Lakes and beyond.

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May 2018

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

May 9 - May 10
Toronto, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the public to learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will also hold meetings at this event.

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Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

May 9
Grand Rapids, MI

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame awards are sponsored by the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society. The award ceremony takes place May 9, 2018. Nominations may be submitted by the public.

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5th National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium

May 14 - May 17
Grand Rapids, MI

From public fishing docks to bustling industrial piers, waterfront infrastructure sustains economic and recreational activity in waterfront communities around the country. The 2018 National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium will bring together representatives from businesses, non-profits, universities, all levels of government, and more to share resources and best practices to help waterfront communities thrive.

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2018 Areas of Concern Annual Meeting

May 16 - May 17
Sheboygan, WI

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requests that you save the date for the 2018 Areas of Concern Annual meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17, 2018 at the Blue Harbor Hotel and Conference Center, Sheboygan, WI.

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June 2018

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference

June 13 - June 15
Ajax, Ontario

The Cities Initiative's Annual Meeting and Conference brings together stakeholders (municipal, federal, state, provincial, tribal/First Nations/Metis, NGOs, private, academic) from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region to share best practices, discuss shared issues and move forward the protection and restoration of the resource.

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2018 International Charr Symposium

June 18 - June 21
Duluth, MN

This 9th International Charr Symposium will gather scientists with an interest in charr biology from the whole distribution of the genus, and will disseminate the latest research findings within a broad range of topics. The symposium will also provide a unique forum for networking and developing research collaborations.

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IAGLR’s 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 18 - June 22
Toronto, ON

Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Scarborough, on the green edge of Toronto, for IAGLR's 61st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Great Science for Tomorrow's Solutions.

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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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