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!

Great Lakes Economic Forum

Chicago, IL

Seven years after being launched in Chicago, the premier Great Lakes Economic Forum, hosted by the Council of the Great Lakes Region, is returning to the city to showcase the region’s socioeconomic and environmental strengths and assets and engage regional public, private, and non-profit sector leaders on strategic global, continental and regional issues impacting the bi-national Great Lakes region’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability.

Freshwater Science: Lake Erie Algae in the Depth of Winter


Although harmful algal blooms happen in the summer, the algae themselves are year-round residents of the water bodies they inhabit – but very little is known about other times in the annual cycle of blooms. For Lake Erie, ice cover and extreme weather conditions in winter and spring prevent regular monitoring and safe sampling.

One Water Summit 2022

Milwaukee, WI

The US Water Alliance's One Water Summit gathers the most diverse group of water stakeholders in the country for a completely unique and urgent conversation about the future of water through engaging plenaries and workshops, dynamic institutes and site-visits, and plenty of networking time between individuals, organizations, and delegations.

Great Lakes Dredging Team Meeting

Milwaukee, WI

Save the date for our next Great Lakes Dredging Team meeting, which will take place in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 14 – 15, 2022.

2022 Great Lakes Public Forum

Niagara Falls, ON

The 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum will provide an opportunity for the Governments of Canada and the United States to discuss and receive public comments on the state of the lakes and binational priorities for science and action, as well as an opportunity for the International Joint Commission to discuss and receive public input on the Progress Report of the Parties.