LANSING, MI - The 2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, \u201cScience and Leadership: A Formula for Successful Lake Protection and Management,\u201d will be held April 28-30, 2016 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. \r\nThis biennial convention is a great opportunity for lake enthusiasts, professionals, researchers, local government officials and others interested in protecting Michigan\u2019s water resources.\r\nThe 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\u2019s \u201cThe Environment Report,\u201d and David Mifsud, herpetologist, wetland ecologist and owner of Herpetological Resource and Management.\r\nInterested 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.\r\nFor 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.\r\nThe Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, a collaborative effort to advance stewardship of the state\u2019s 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.