Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership


2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention:
Science and Leadership: A Formula for Successful Lake Protection and Management

April 28-30, 2016

Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls


Call for presentations, workshops and sessions

Submissions for Workshops due October 30, 2015
Submissions for Presentations and Sessions due November 20, 2015

The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership invites you to propose a presentation, workshop, or topical session for the 2nd biennial Michigan Inland Lakes Convention. Take advantage of an outstanding opportunity to share your work with water managers, lake practitioners, educators, researchers, lakefront property owners, government officials, students, and others interested in Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention invites sessions for both scientific and lay audiences.

The Convention is expected to draw more than 400 people and dozens of exhibitors. Included in the three-day event will be keynote addresses from distinguished speakers, workshops, field trips, concurrent sessions on a wide range of topics, receptions, door prizes, and plenty of networking opportunities. 

Interested presenters are invited to submit the title and a short abstract describing your proposed topic for one of three options: a 30 minute presentation (including time for questions), a 3-hour workshop (Thursday, April 28 only), or a 90-minute concurrent session with 3-4 speakers (organized by you) on a common topic. A limited number of spaces are available for each option. All presenters receive complimentary registration for the day they present.

Submissions should include: title, abstract (maximum length: 300 words), name(s) of presenters, contact information, and a list of up to three of the topic areas (listed below) that best fit your proposed presentation, workshop, or session. Send submissions as a Word or PDF attachment to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The deadline for Workshops is October 30, 2015. The deadline for Presentations and Topical Sessions is November 20, 2015. You will be notified of the acceptance status of your submission by February 2016.

List of Topics (Include up to 3 with your submission)