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NALMS 2022 International Symposium

  • 14 Nov 2022
  • 17 Nov 2022
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This tier is available to current NALMS members only (including organizational members). If you are not currently a member, but add a membership to your registration, you may select this option. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us at membershipservices@nalms.org.
  • For conference attendees who are not members of NALMS.
  • Single Day registrations may not be combined to create a two-day registration.
  • Guest registrations are intended for spouses, significant others, and other guests not attending the technical sessions.
  • Reserved for sponsors who received registrations with their sponsorship and were sent a special code.


Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes, and People

The Dakota (Sioux) homeland Mni Sóta Maķoce means “land where the waters reflect the clouds.” Nicknamed “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota really has almost 12,000 inland basins covering at least 10 acres, but across the state, they are mostly rural and rather diverse. Deep, oligotrophic waters are typical in northeastern boreal forests near Superior, the world’s largest areal, freshwater lake. Shallow, hypereutrophic lakes predominate in southwestern agricultural plains.

With about 30 lakes and 700,000 residents within 64 square miles, the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul reflect some of the challenges of managing Minnesota’s urban landscapes. Generations of Dakota (Sioux) called the area’s largest and deepest lake Bdé Makhá Ská, but since the 1820s, it had been called Lake Calhoun. In 2018, the federal government officially restored the name, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals in 2019 reversed the state’s official designation of the indigenous name. In May 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled “under Minnesota law, the body of water that was Lake Calhoun is now Bde Maka Ska.” Positioned in this nexus between Minnesota’s rural-urban diversities and past-future legacies, Minneapolis hosts the 2022 symposium that focuses on NALMS’ more than 40 years of experience.


Early bird registration rate are available through Friday, September 23rd. After this date, rates will rise to the "regular registration" level and be open through Friday, November 4th. The registration fee schedule and cancellation/refund policy is posted on the conference website.

Interested in registering for a Monday workshop? Workshop fees are separate from conference registration. Conference registration is not required to attend a workshop. Workshops are offered in-person only.

Did you know? If you add a 2022 NALMS membership to your registration, we’ll give you 20% off your dues! Membership add-ons are available within the form.

Are you an exhibitor? Please register using this form. Thank you!



    • In the event an attendee needs to cancel their in-person registration, NALMS will offer the following options:
      • Convert the registration to an online registration with a refund issued for the price difference
      • Offer a credit toward a future NALMS meeting, usable no later than November 1, 2023.
      • No refunds will be given except in the event of extenuating circumstances, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis by NALMS. Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing by email to nalms2022@nalms.org.
    • If the registered attendee cannot attend, someone else may attend in their place with no additional fee.
    • In the event the symposium is moved to a completely online format, in-person registrations will be applied to the online registration fee and refunds will be issued for the difference.
    • In the event the symposium is cancelled with no online alternative, NALMS will issue full refunds to all attendees and exhibitors.
    • Attendee-initiated changes in registration status must be submitted by email to nalms2022@nalms.org and will be charged a $25 fee.
    • Have questions? Let us know by email at nalms2022@nalms.org.
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