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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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March 2020

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Upper Lake Committee Meetings

March 17 - March 20
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission lake committees are composed of representatives from the state, tribal and provincial agencies that are responsible for day-to-day fishery management on the lakes. They hold annual public meetings each March to review progress toward fishery objectives on each of the Great Lakes, as well as a common session to discuss topics of interest to the entire basin.

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Western Dredging Association 2020 Midwest Chapter Meeting

March 24 - March 26
Green Bay, WI

The Western Dredging Association 2020 Midwest Chapter Meeting will take place March 24-26, 2020, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Participants and presenters are sought regarding best dredging practices and innovation in the Midwest and beyond.

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Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lower Lake Committee Meetings

March 24 - March 27
Hamilton, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission lake committees are composed of representatives from the state, tribal and provincial agencies that are responsible for day-to-day fishery management on the lakes. They hold annual public meetings each March to review progress toward fishery objectives on each of the Great Lakes, as well as a common session to discuss topics of interest to the entire basin.

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15th Annual Lake Erie Conference

March 27
Perrysburg, OH

The 15th Annual Lake Erie Conference will have speakers on a variety of topics of interest to Lake Erie stakeholders, including Asian carp, water levels, the growing manure problem in the western basin of Lake Erie, and more.

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April 2020

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference

April 28 - April 30
Novi, MI

The 2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference, a first-of-its-kind regional conference hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), will identify the water infrastructure challenges faced by the Great Lakes region and discuss solutions to those challenges.

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May 2020

2020 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Conference

May 13 - May 15
Québec City, QC

Each year, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Conference invites panelists and speakers to talk on a central theme concerning municipalities and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

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Sailing Programs Aboard NIAGARA – Waves of the Past, Leaders for the Future

May 15 - June 3
Erie, PA

Discover the past with us on the historic U.S. Brig Niagara! Live aboard the ship for a college-level program focusing on the fundamentals of square-rig seamanship and comparative public history. Program begins and ends in Erie, PA, and will include sailing voyages to the major maritime museums and monuments of Lake Erie.

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2020 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

May 19 - May 21
Kenosha, WI,

Please save the date for the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting, which will take place in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

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Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

May 27 - May 28
Niagara on the Lake, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will hold a public Annual Meeting May 27-28, 2020, in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.  At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.

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June 2020

IAGLR’s 63rd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 8 - June 12
Winnepeg, MB

Scientists from across the globe will gather in the heart of North America in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for IAGLR's 63rd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Hosted by IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the conference will feature four days of scientific sessions, speakers, and discussions centered around the theme 2020: Focusing on the Future.

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