March 7, 2017

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center auditorium, East Lansing, MI

On March 7, this year’s Great Lakes conference, held at Michigan State University during Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, will focus on the theme “The Great Lakes: Moving Michigan Forward.”

Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Joan Rose, recipient of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize, speaking on global public health issues, and Jon Allan, director of the Office of the Great Lakes, presenting the next steps in Michigan’s Water Strategy.

Other speakers will focus on issues relating to green infrastructure, agriculture, rip currents, the use of drones, acoustic telemetry and “Dark Skies.”

To register on the web or to find updates to the agenda, visit

To register by phone, call (517) 353-3742.