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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March 2021

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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Let’s Talk Lake Ontario – Public Information Session

April 14

Join the Lake Ontario Partnership Working Groups for a free webinar on Lake Ontario! Learn about the state of the lake & what communities can do to improve the health of the lake.

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May 2021

2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

May 11 - May 12

Save the date for the 2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting, to be held online May 11-12!

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IAGLR21: 64th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

May 17 - May 21

Fellow researchers from around the world will gather online May 17-21, 2021, for IAGLR's 64th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research.

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Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting

May 23 - May 27

Please join the Society for Freshwater Science for our first ever virtual meeting! We are enthusiastic about hosting a program focused on the theme of transformation.

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Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

May 26 - May 27
Niagara on the Lake, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will hold a public Annual Meeting online, on May 26-27, 2021.  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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