Call for Presentations and Field Trips at the 11th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

WANTED: Individuals to lead dynamic, engaging and fun field trips and presentations at the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition’s 11th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Chicago, Illinois, September 29-October 1, 2015.


The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is issuing a request for field trips and presentations for the conference. Please share widely with your networks!


Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2015






Send applications, questions to Celia Haven at



The Coalition’s annual 3-day Great Lakes Restoration Conference attracts more than 400 people from across the region to discuss cutting edge Great Lakes issues.


The Coalition is looking for engaging and compelling proposals for both field trips and presentations at this year’s conference.


  1. Field Trips: Exploring Great Lakes Restoration in Chicagoland


The Coalition is seeking fun, educational, inspiring and creative proposals for field trips in the greater Chicago area to highlight restoration success stories, environmental challenges, and cultural landmarks.


  1. Presentations on Great Lakes Restoration Issue Areas


The Coalition is seeking innovative, creative, engaging and compelling proposals for presentations in the below categories. Expanded issue area descriptions are included in the full Request for Proposals (attached).

A) National/Regional/State/Local Great Lakes Policy Issues

Examine cutting edge policy issues that impact people and the lakes. Presentation topics might include water policy, environmental justice, urban restoration, climate change, invasive species and the Great Lakes Restoration Intiative.

B) Innovative Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories

Discuss unique and successful restoration projects that showcase innovation and creativity. This category can also include projects that delve in to the economic benefit of restoration projects.

C) Grassroots Action that makes a Difference

Share innovative and compelling stories and strategies used to help win local, state, regional or national conservation victories.

D) Emerging Issues in the Great Lakes

Explore cutting edge research on existing or emerging threats to the Great Lakes—and what solutions are needed.



Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2015


Send submissions, questions to Celia Haven at

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