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Mark your calendars!
The Michigan Inland Lakes Convention: Protecting Lakes Today for Tomorrow will be held online
September 14-16, 2022

The three-day virtual Convention will include a plenary session with keynote addresses, workshops, concurrent sessions, a virtual educational resource room, awards, photo contests and trivia. Sign up for our email list to get a notification when registration opens.

Abstract Submission is Now Closed

Abstract submissions were accepted until Sunday, May 1 at 11:59pm EST. Those who submitted abstracts will be notified by email in late May or early June with an acceptance decision. 



Every two years we bring together lake enthusiasts, researchers, managers, and educators. The Convention is hosted by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, a collaboration of diverse organizations with a common mission to advance stewardship of Michigan's inland lakes. We will convene again September 14 - 16, 2022, to learn and share the latest innovations and ideas in lake stewardship, and to network with others who share our passion for lakes! The 2022 theme is "Protecting Lakes Today for Tomorrow".

Session Recordings

Most Convention sessions will be recorded.

Lake Photography and Creative Arts Contests

Check back later this year for details on our inland lake photography and creative arts competitions! You can also visit our 2020 Inland Lake Photo Contest and Inland Lake Creative Writing Contest spaces to view past submissions.

Lake Trivia!

Everyone will be invited to join the fun of our Lake Trivia competition. Participants will compete for glory and prizes!

Educational Exhibitors

We look forward to hosting Educational Exhibitors online! For a taste, check out the diversity of organizations and programs dedicated to protecting Michigan's inland lakes by stopping by our 2020 Educational Exhibitors page.

Continuing Education Credits

We anticipate offering opportunities to those interested in Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) pesticide applicator recertification credits (Commercial Core and Category 5). Check back for details.

Convention Contacts

You are welcome to direct any questions you have about the 2022 Convention to its Co-Chairs: Erick Elgin of Michigan State University Extension or Julia Kirkwood of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

We also invite you to stay in touch with the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership by joining our email list, and following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (Convention hashtag: #MILC2022).


2022 Convention Contributors

Contributors help advance stewardship of our inland lakes through learning, networking, and exchange of ideas. With their support, we can offer an outstanding online program and offer discounted registration to students. We will also host a Contributors Expo where you can learn more about the work they do and the services they provide. Want to become a contributor? Check out our flyer. You can peruse our 2020 contributors now.


Platinum ($750+)


 Michigan Lakes and Streams Association logo    Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy  CD3 General Benefity Corporation


Gold ($500)


MSU Institute of Water Research          McNALMS


Silver ($250)