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GLIN==> Register Now! Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct. 1-2



Title: 2007 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission
 
2007 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission
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 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 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.

Chicago River

 

Great Lakes Commission Great Lakes Commission
2805 S. Industrial Hwy., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
Ph: 734-971-9135 Fax: 734-971-9150
Email:
register@glc.org
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