Michigan Inland Lakes Convention

We invite you to the 2018 Michigan Inland lakes Convention! This year, we are meeting jointly with the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) Annual Volunteer Monitoring Conference. The Convention will take place October 4-5, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids - Airport.  

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Call for Contributors

Highlight your organization's commitment to protecting our inland lakes by supporting the Convention with a monetary or door prize contribution

Convention Registration

Registration will open later this summer. To assist with planning, registration costs will be as follows:

  • Full registration: $195. Late registration (date to be announced): $225. Registration will include some meals and breaks. One-day registration rates will also be available. 
  • Discounts: Speakers will receive a 10% discount. Students will receive a 10% discount. Student speakers will receive a 20% discount.
  • Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships will be available, based on event budget. A scholarship application will be posted on this site soon. 
  • Hotel: Lodging rates at the conference hotel will start at $119 per night. Lodging details will be shared here soon.

Call for Educational Displays

We invite you to showcase your non-profit organization or government agency with an informational, educational display. All displays will be housed in the Atrium directly outside the Convention meeting rooms, sharing space with the coffee breaks and Thursday evening reception. You will be provided with an 8-foot table with a table cloth, and can have access to electricity if desired. There is no cost to provide a display, but at least one person from your organization must be registered for part or all of the Convention. Use this Educational Display Application Form to request space. Questions? Contact Lois Wolfson at Michigan State University (, 517-353-9222) or Julia Kirkwood at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (, 269-312-2760). Please respond early. Table space is available on a first-come, first served basis, and space is limited to approximately 30 displays.

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