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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June 2018

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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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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Webinar: Understanding the influence of climate information on farm decision-making

June 25

NC3 is hosting bimonthly webinars on climate, water, and agriculture throughout 2018. The next webinar is Monday, June 25th and will feature Tonya Haigh of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Haigh will present the results from a recent survey administered to farmers and farm advisors across the US Corn Belt exploring climate services and the public and private pathways to farm decision-making.

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July 2018

One Water Summit 2018

July 10 - July 12
Minneapolis, MN

Join hundreds of top water leaders in the Twin Cities for One Water Summit 2018. It is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water, our most precious natural resource. From inspiring plenary sessions, skills building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities, One Water Summit 2018 is not to be missed. Now is the time to define our nation’s water future by setting a bold One Water agenda, charting a path together with the right cross section of leaders, and rapidly scaling what works.

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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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