Michigan Inland Lakes Convention set for April in Boyne Falls

LANSING, MI – The 2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, “Science and Leadership: A Formula for Successful Lake Protection and Management,” will be held April 28-30, 2016 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership

This biennial convention is a great opportunity for lake enthusiasts, professionals, researchers, local government officials and others interested in protecting Michigan’s water resources.

The 2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is expected to draw more than 400 people and dozens of exhibitors. Included in the three-day event will be plenary addresses, workshops, concurrent sessions on a wide range of topics, receptions, door prizes and various networking opportunities. The plenary addresses will feature Rebecca Williams, reporter and producer of Michigan Radio’s “The Environment Report,” and David Mifsud, herpetologist, wetland ecologist and owner of Herpetological Resource and Management.

Interested in helping make this upcoming convention a success? The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership invites interested individuals or groups to propose a presentation, workshop or topical session. To do so, presenters should submit the title and a short abstract describing their proposed topic for one of three options: a 30-minute presentation, a three-hour workshop (to be held Thursday, April 28, only), or a 90-minute concurrent session with three to four speakers (organized by the presenter) with a common theme. The deadline for workshop proposals is Friday, Oct. 30; presentation and session abstracts are due by Friday, Nov. 20.

For more information on the convention and details regarding the call for abstracts, visit michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu. Registration for the convention will begin in January 2016.

The Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, a collaborative effort to advance stewardship of the state’s more than 11,000 inland lakes. Convention sponsors include Michigan State University Extension; the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division; the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division; the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations; the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society; and the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research.

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