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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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October 2021

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species Fall Meeting

October 26 - October 28
Online

The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species is pleased to announce that it will host its 2021 fall meeting virtually on October 26-28. The meeting will feature plenary sessions on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative interjurisdictional projects and social science research. 

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Great Lakes Virtual Convenings 2021

October 26 - October 28
Online

Save the date! Join the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition for a virtual conference series this fall, sponsored by the Joyce Foundation and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.

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28th Annual River Symposium: Global Challenges, Local Concerns

October 27 - October 28
Online

For the 2021 River Symposium, all talks will be available live online and will focus on the health of our freshwater ecosystems. This year the theme is ‘Global Challenges, Local Concerns’, and we look forward to learning about how our local freshwater ecosystems are being affected by climate change, land use change, invasive species, pollution and exploitation.

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Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar Series

October 28
Online

The Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar Series will present: A Decision Analytic Approach to Collaboratively Respond to Invasive Grass Carp in Lake Erie, presented by Dr. Kelly Robinson, Michigan State University, Quantitative Fisheries Center.

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November 2021

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Avian Radar Decision Support Tool – Webinar

November 4
Online

he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) with funding from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, implemented the Avian Radar Project to better understand bird and bat activity throughout the Great Lakes Basin.

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Climate Change and the Great Lakes: 21st Annual Great Lakes Water Conference

November 5
Online

The impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes, as well as recent developments in climate change law and policy, will be highlighted at the 21st Annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, November 5.

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151st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society

November 6 - November 10
Baltimore, MD

The American Fisheries Society, President Elect Brian Murphy, and the Potomac and Tidewater Chapters are excited to host the 151st AFS Annual Meeting, November 6-10, 2021. The past, present, and future of fisheries science will be on display as we bring together professionals from across North America and countries throughout the world under the theme of “Investing in People, Habitat, and Science.”

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Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Conference

November 7 - November 11
Online

The theme of the 26th Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Biennial Conference is "CERF at 50: Celebrating Our Past, Charting Our Future." The 2021 conference will be a momentous occasion in CERF’s history, as it will be our 50th anniversary meeting. 

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NALMS 41st International Symposium

November 15 - November 18
Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association welcomes you back to Oklahoma City for the NALMS 41st International Symposium. This event is an opportunity to network with some of the most knowledgeable leaders in lake and watershed information and technology. The conference will consist of multiple panels and discussions focused on the value of water for economics, ecology, and culture.

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December 2021

Great Lakes PFAS Summit

December 6 - December 10
Online

The 2021 Virtual Great Lakes PFAS Summit goals are to provide the most current and reliable science and policy, facilitate information sharing, and explore current and future research topics related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

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