Call for Presentations and Field Trips for the 8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Please go here for the Conference Agenda and accepted presentations and field trips

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is issuing a request for presentations and a request for field trips from interested applicants who would like to lead a workshop session or organize a field trip at HOW’s 8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Cleveland, Ohio’s Renaissance Hotel, September 11-13.

 

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2012
Send submissions, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

Download the 2012 HOW Conference Presentation/Field Trip REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Download the 2012 HOW Conference Presentation APPLICATION

Download the 2012 HOW Conference Field Trip APPLICATION
Each year the Coalition’s Great Lakes Restoration Conference brings together a diverse group of more than 350 people from throughout the Great Lakes region. The conference provides a 3-day forum for participants to learn about important Great Lakes restoration issues. In 2012, the Coalition is holding its conference in collaboration with other state, federal and advocacy partners as part of Great Lakes Week.

 

The Coalition is looking for engaging and compelling proposals in two categories:

 

1. Field Trips: The Cleveland and Lake Erie Connection

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

 

2. Presentations on Great Lakes Restoration Issue Areas

The HOW Coalition is seeking innovative and creative proposals for presentations at the conference under the following categories:

A) Restoration success – Chronicling Restoration Projects that Deliver Results

A discussion of restoration success stories funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative or other state or federal funding sources. This category can also include projects that delve in to the economic benefit of restoration projects.

B) National Great Lakes Policy Issues – beyond the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

An examination of critical policy issues outside of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative that impact the Lakes. Category could include issues around Asian carp, aging infrastructure, environmental justice, agriculture conservation programs, and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

C) Grassroots Action that makes a Difference

A look at the compelling stories and strategies used to help win local, state, regional or national conservation victories. Groups with a focus on grassroots action specific to Lake Erie are especially encouraged to apply.

D) Science and the State of the Great Lakes

Explore cutting edge research on existing or emerging threats to the Great Lakes—and what solutions are needed. Particular attention will be given to applications with a focus on Lake Erie.

 

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2012
Send submissions, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

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