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 Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Convention. Abstracts (up to 300 words) may be submitted for one of four options: (1) a 30-minute oral presentation, (2) a 3-hour workshop or field trip (Friday, October 5 only), (3) a 90-minute session that you arrange, typically with multiple speakers or a combination of speakers and discussion, or (4) a poster. 

A limited number of spaces are available for each option. All those giving a talk, and all students attending the Convention, will receive a discount on registration. The discount does not apply to non-student co-authors and poster presenters. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 1, 2018. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Lois Wolfson at or 517-353-9222. When submitting an abstract, you'll be asked to indicate up to three topic areas that best fit your submission - see the full Call for Abstracts for a complete list. 

Submit an Abstract!

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 Exhibits

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