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 2020

Canceled: Water Leaders Summit 2020

June 24 - June 25
Milwaukee, WI

The Water Council’s Water Leaders Summit is an annual water industry conference that brings together water business leaders, governmental entities, academics, entrepreneurs and futurists from around the world for curated conversations about vital current global water challenges and the future of water innovation.

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LakeBed 2030 Symposium

June 24
Webinar

This virtual symposium outlines the ambitious goal of mapping the world’s largest fresh water system, the Great Lakes, by the year 2030. The initiative is modeled after the Seabed 2030 effort and brings together a broad and diverse set of stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes.

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Ramping up and ramping down: Crude oil rail shipments and community responses 2015 to present from a Lake Champlain perspective

June 24
Online

On Wednesday, June 24, tune in for the first webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes. The webinar series is hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Crude Oil Transport Network and Michigan Sea Grant.

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Introduction to Green Infrastructure

June 29
Online

Attendees will learn what green infrastructure is, how it works, and why it's good for water quality.

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July 2020

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

July 4
Alpena, MI

Bring the whole family to this free annual community event hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids games and crafts, taste some local whitefish, explore the shipwreck century exhibits and more!

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Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Webinar

You are invited to a Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control.

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Conceptualizing a risk-based, hazardous material routing tool

July 22
Online

On Wednesday, July 22, tune in for the second webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes. The webinar series is hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Crude Oil Transport Network and Michigan Sea Grant.

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High Water on the Great Lakes: Options for Shore Protection and Stabilization

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar

Michigan Sea Grant is hosting a free webinar from 6-7 p.m. on July 22 to help shoreline property owners, tribal and municipal officials, and others understand options related to high water level issues.

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To The Water Challenge

July 24 - July 31
Online

The “To The Water Challenge” is a virtual fundraising event organized by Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). During this challenge participants will engage with water, reflect on their experience, and share on social media.

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WEDA Safety Commission Virtual Safety Panel

July 27
Webinar

The WEDA Safety Commission is honored to convene this conversation among industry executives, focusing on how their organizations are surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 era.

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