Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference

Detroit, Michigan
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 1 Washington Boulevard
 Detroit, Michigan 48226

DAY 1 (May 31)
 Time  Activity/Session
  8:00 am  Registration Opens - Exhibitor Move-in
  9:00 am  Welcome and Opening Plenary
10:40 am   BREAK
11:00 am
11:45 am  Lunch (Exhibits open at Noon)
  1:10 pm  Breakout Sessions
  2:10 pm
 BREAK - Visit Exhibitors
  2:30 pm  Breakout Sessions
 3:30 - 5:00 pm
 Reception and Mixer -  Exhibits Open

Optional Evening Activities:
Environmental Consulting & Technology has put together some optional activities for Wednesday evening after the reception:

Motown Dinner Buffet Cruise on the Detroit Princess  

  • Cruise is from 7-9pm on Wednesday night
  • Boarding time: anytime between 5-6:30pm
  • Participants can walk to the dock (behind Hart Plaza) to board from Cobo
  • Price: $70/person and includes full dinner buffet
    • Prime rib, pork tenderloin, chicken, veg lasagna, twice baked pot, steamed veg, salad, rolls, desert, coffee/water
    • Cash bar and soda extra 

Kayak Tour of the Rouge River

  • We can take up to 25 people on this trip - each will be provided kayaks and appropriate gear for the trip.
  • A shuttle will pick participants up at the RenCen by 4:45pm - 
  • Tour will last from approx 5-7pm
  • Does not include dinner - so participants will need to plan on eating late and pack snacks/water in a backpack
  • Price: $50/person 

To register for either activity, please contact Tonya Lewandowski at

Day 2 (June 1)
 Time  Activity/Session
  7:30 am  Registration, Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibitors
  8:30 am  Plenary Session
  9:00 am
 BREAK - Move to Breakout Sessions and Visit Exhibitors
  9:20 am  Breakout Sessions*
10:10 am  BREAK - Visit Exhibitors 
10:40 am  Breakout Sessions
      Noon  LUNCH - Visit Exhbitors
  1:30 pm
 Breakout Sessions
  2:50 pm  BREAK - Visit Exhibitors
  3:10 pm  Breakout Sessions
  3:50 pm  Adjourn

Day 3 (June 2) - Tours



Contact Information


    Registration Questions:
    Alana Berthold:, 517-284-6854

    Conference Fees:

    Conference Registration Fees


    The Field Tours are an additional $30 for conference attendees and available to non-attendees for $60.

    Continuing Education:
    This Conference has been approved for up to 9 CECs for ASFPM Certified Floodplain Managers and up to 9 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers. 

    Cobo Center Parking/Shuttle Information
    Rooftop parking: Near elevator tower #3 - $10/vehicle (paid upon entry, there are no In/Out privileges) 

    Cobo Center Green Initiatives (

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