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E-M:/ Register Now! Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct. 1-2

 2007 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission
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Sustainable Living on the Lakes         

Reminder: Book your hotel by Sept. 12

Registration deadlines for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes
Commission are quickly approaching! The meeting will be held Oct. 1-2 at the
Radisson Hotel and Suites in Chicago. Additional information about the
meeting, including online registration, is now available at
< http://www.glc.org/meeting> www.glc.org/meeting

We encourage you to make your travel and lodging arrangements soon. A block
of rooms has been reserved under the name "Great Lakes Commission" at a
special rate of $173 (double or single) per night plus tax. Please call the
Radisson Hotel and Suites before Sept. 12 to get this special room rate;
phone 312-787-2900. Additional information is available at
< http://www.glc.org/meeting/lodge.html> www.glc.org/meeting/lodge.html

The Commission meeting will focus on "Sustainable Living on the Lakes" and
showcase one of the region's premier cities. Panel discussions will address
climate change and adapting to its potential impacts on the Great Lakes,
growing the region's economy through renewable energy, and water
conservation and efficiency.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the University of
Michigan's School of Natural Resources and the Environment; Robyn Thorson,
midwest regional director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and John Austin,
senior fellow with The Brookings Institution, and co-author of the recently
released report on the benefits of restoring the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is also expected to address the Commission.
Field trips are planned to the Center for Green Technology and the aquatic
nuisance species dispersal barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration will convene a public meeting at the
same location on the afternoon of Oct. 2.

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