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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January 2021

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Nutrients Annex Webinar: Update on Nutrient Reduction Efforts in Lake Erie

January 29

Please join the Canada-United States Collaboration for Great Lakes Water Quality on Friday, January 29, from 10:30am-12:00pm EST / 9:30-11:30pm CST for a webinar that will provide a brief overview of information and updates on work under the Nutrients Annex of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA).

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Thunder Bay International Film Festival

January 31

In January 2021, join Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary as we take our annual film festival online! For the first time ever the Thunder Bay International Film Festival will be a virtual experience including online film screenings, live-stream interviews, Q&A and panel sessions with filmmakers, scientists, and ocean and Great Lakes stewards.

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February 2021

Virtual ISEA Cafe – The Psychology of Environmental Stewardship

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As a way of keeping in touch in the non-sailing season and deepening our understanding of the Great Lakes, ISEA hosts informal monthly events throughout the winter. Typically these would be in person, but this year they will take place online.

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March 2021

Michigan Chapter SWCS 2021 ANR Webinar

March 2 - March 3

Registration for the Michigan Chapter SWCS 2021 ANR Webinar is now open. Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, the Annual ANR Week event will be held as a webinar this year. 

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Great Lakes Day 2021

March 3

The 2021 Great Lakes Day Congressional Reception, an annual event sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission and the Northeast-Midwest Institute, will be held online on March 3, 2021. This event features dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

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State of Lake Ontario Conference

March 9 - March 11

SOLO21 is the fourth in an annual series of State of Lake conferences hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research. These conferences promote collaborations between the science and policy communities—particularly lake-specific research, management, education, and nonprofit organizations—to broaden the discussion and provide diverse interaction among stakeholders.

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The Great Lakes: Food Webs, Invasive Species and Fisheries

March 9

This online free interactive conference featuring talks and an extended question period on topics such as bottom-up and invasive species mediated changes to Lake Michigan’s food web; Interactions of three invasive species on Lake Michigan spawning reefs; and Tribal operations of raising and releasing lake whitefish and cisco in Lake Michigan plus many more topics.

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Western Dredging Association 2021 Midwest Chapter Meeting

March 18

For all attendees' health and safety, WEDA's Midwest Chapter Board has decided to go virtual for the 2021 Meeting due to the continuing pandemic. The 2021 Virtual Meeting is Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 1 to 5:00 PM CST. Participants and presenters are sought regarding best dredging practices and innovation in the Midwest and beyond.

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Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board

March 30 - March 31

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board on March 30th, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time and March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Time with remote participation only.

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April 2021

Special Meeting of the The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Basin Resources Council

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021 via webinar conference call. 

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