2018 Annual Meeting


Join us at the GLOS annual meeting!  As a culmination of  a 9 month effort to engage our stakeholders through interviews, online surveys and focus groups, this meeting will focus on strategic planning. We want input from our stakeholders (e.g., partners, PIs, government agencies, Great Lakes data providers and users) to help shape our strategic plan for the next five years. Your participation is important to us. Email Becky Pearson at bpearson@glos.us for further details.

Agenda-at-a-glance. (Full Agenda)

Tuesday, October 16

  • 11:00am: Lunch
  • Updates from GLOS and IOOS office
  • Strategic Planning Sessions
  • 5pm: Adjourn
  • Evening Reception

Wednesday, October 17

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 8:30: Welcome back and strategic planning part 2
  • 12:00 Adjourn

Register here.  Prices increase $25 after September 15.

Location: Michigan DNR Outdoor Activity Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, Michigan

Hotel:  Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush St Detroit, MI 48226

Call the Atheneum Suite Hotel reservation department at (800) 772-2323 to reserve your room under the “Great Lakes Observing System” room block.  The room block price of $159/night (plus 15% tax) is valid through September 15. The block is available for the nights of October 15 and 16. A special valet parking charge of $12 night is also offered under the room block.

Transportation (to and from the hotel): A shuttle van to Antheneum Hotel will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on October 16, and the morning of October 17, 7:00-8:30 a.m. from hotel to meeting location. Transportation service is provided by Diplomat Limousine Service. Look for the GLOS logo in the window.