Tuesday, May 15th

Opening Plenary

  • Moderator: Mark Breederland, Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant; Symposium Chair
  • Jim Diana, Director, Michigan Sea Grant
  • Nicole Faghin, Coastal Management Specialist, Washington Sea Grant; Chair, Executive Committee, National Working Waterfront Network
  • U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, 1st District, Maine (Video)
  • U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Michigan (Video)


The Freshwater Coast: Connecting Communities to Nature and Nurturing Vitality

  • Jon Allan, Director, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes

Thursday, May 17th

Closing Plenary

Collecting Stories at the Symposium