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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October 2019

2019 Source Water Protection Conference

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Mt. Pleasant, MI

The 2019 Source Water Protection Conference will provide opportunities to learn about management options for source water protection and steps you can take to develop or enhance an existing program. Designed for communities and public water supplies, attendees will learn about a variety of important topics that include ground and surface water protection issues, wellhead protection, risk communication, funding initiatives, emerging contaminants and state program updates.

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November 2019

19th Annual Great Lakes Water Conference

November 8, 2019
Toledo, OH Toledo, OH United States

Toledo’s innovative Lake Erie Bill of Rights will share the stage with a family of "forever chemicals" and other hot topics at the 19th annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, Nov. 8 at The University of Toledo College of Law.

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November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Traverse City, MI

BOOST is a live, crowd-funded pitchfest in support of solving environmental challenges in Chicago and around the Midwest. Hosted by the Delta Emerging Leaders, the associate board of Delta Institute, BOOST brings together social entrepreneurs with unique and innovative projects to pitch their concepts to a live audience.

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Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species Fall Meeting

November 13, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI

The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species will be hosting their fall meeting in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Emerging Contaminates: The Latest Research on PFAS

November 13, 2019
Madison, WI

This webinar will feature the latest research on PFAS including impacts on reproductive and child health, the biological effects of exposure on fish and wildlife populations and more.

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8th Biennial State of the Strait Conference

November 19, 2019
Windsor, ON

The 8th Biennial State of the Strait Conference will be held November 19, 2019, at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. Collaborate with agency managers, researchers, students, concerned citizens and more, to analyze the health of our unique trans-national ecosystem.

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Two Case Studies on Hydrilla Rapid Response in the Great Lakes

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join the Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative on Tuesday, November 19th from 2:00-3:00pm EST for the next webinar in the Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative’s technical webinar series: “Two Case Studies on Hydrilla Rapid Response in the Great Lakes.”

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Michigan Sustainability Conference

November 20, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Lansing, MI

The Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) is Michigan’s one of a kind event for transforming social and environmental sustainability. In partnership with Michigan Green Communities, attendees will network with hundreds of business and community leaders this November 20-21 in Lansing to learn from, collaborate, and enable success with the community that’s driving meaningful change.

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January 2020

Great Lakes Captains Association Annual Industry Days Conference

January 7 - January 8
Traverse City, MI

The Great Lakes Captains Association Industry Days 2020 will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan, on Tuesday, Jan 7 and Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020. The Great Lakes Captains Association seeks to promote safety, education and good fellowship between operators and others with related interests.

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Introduction to Lakes Online

January 14

The Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes six-week online course starts January 14, 2020. It is offered in a convenient self-paced online format, and is designed for anyone interested in inland lakes.

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