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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May 2018

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 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference

May 16 - May 17
Sheboygan, WI

The 2018 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference is convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to discuss the program's work and accomplishments, to connect with a wide variety of partners, and to continue making progress.

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Conservation Cafe: Science is Beautiful

May 18
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Take a virtual tour with The Nature Conservancy in Michigan and Chris May, Restoration Ecologist, as he tells the story of some of our most special places and the techniques used to restore and protect them.

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Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting

May 22 - May 23
Toledo, OH Toledo, OH United States

Please join us for the 2018 Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting! This event is the perfect occasion for regional stakeholders to discuss important issues related to dredging and dredged material management. Participants will also have the chance to go on a field trip to sites of interest.

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Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials

May 22 - May 23

Michigan Water School helps elected and appointed officials increase their knowledge about water management and gain access to tools and resources to help impact their local economy. Water School features both in-class presentations and interactive learning demonstrations along with a field-tour. The program includes sessions on water quantity, quality, economics, finance, and planning, and water policy issues.

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June 2018

Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative Technical Webinar – Monoecious Hydrilla Biology and Implications for Management

June 12

The Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative Technical Webinar Series continues as Dr. Rob Richardson of North Carolina State University presents on Monoecious Hydrilla Biology and Implications for Management. Dr. Richardson will provide specific examples as to how the biology of monoecious hydrilla shapes management programs. We will have an approximately 40-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute question and answer session.

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2018 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference

June 13 - June 15
Ajax, Ontario

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence 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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Soil Health Parameters and Water Quality Webinar

June 13

As measuring soil health becomes more of a common practice, there are a variety of factors to consider based on location, soil type, and cropping system. So, which tests makes sense for you? Tune in to this month’s webinar and learn about the variety of soil health parameters, which factors to consider for each indicator, and which soil health tests are connected to water quality.

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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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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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