Great Lakes Week

Great Lakes Week 2013
September 9-12
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Online registration for Great Lakes Week Joint events (including Joint Session Lunch and Receptions) is now closed. Registration is available in person, at Healing Our Waters Conference registration  at the Wisconsin Center.

Access to online registrations for all other meetings and conferences is also closed. In-person registration is available.

The Great Lakes provide drinking water, jobs and recreation to more than 30 million people. Great Lakes Week is a collaborative effort to foster discussion about cutting-edge Great Lakes issues and elevating them amongst diverse stakeholders, including public officials, media and citizens. The gathering attracts people from around the eight-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as across the United States and Canada. Attendees participate in the annual meetings and conferences of organizations from both countries.

The following meetings, conferences, and events will be happening as part of Great Lakes Week in 2013:

Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting
September 9, 2013
Registration required
Contact: Christine Manninen,, 734-971-9135

Great Lakes Week Joint Events
Lunch, keynote & panel, evening reception
September 10, 2013
Registration required
Contact: Martha Borie Wood,, 312-239-3202

First Binational Public Forum under the new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
September 9 and 10, 2013
Registration required
Contact: United States –   – or –   Canada –

International Joint Commission Triennial Meeting
Presentation and panel discussion focusing on Lake Erie
September 10, 2013
No cost but registration required

First AGM, Council of the Great Lakes Region
September 11th, 9:30 – 11:30
Pre-registration required–in-person registration also available prior to the event
Contact: Laura Dawson, Acting Executive Director, CGLR:
Matthew Mendelsohn, Board Member, CGLR:


Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition’s Great Lakes Restoration Conference
September 10–12, 2013
Registration required
Contact: Martha Borie Wood,, 312-239-3202


Great Lakes Week is hosted by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, Great Lakes Commission, International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Areas of Concern Annual Conference, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada.