April 8, 2019 - The Lake Between - International Conference

This event will feature a diverse array of speakers, historic maps, a Year of the Salmon exhibit, and music by the Abenaki singing band Aw8ssisak Akik.

The Lake Between (Le lac qui nous unit) – is an International Conference designed to bring together academics, business leaders, policy-makers, outdoor enthusiasts, boaters and swimmers, musicians and artists to talk about Lake Champlain. This conference is open to all interested in the past, present and future of our shared lake. 

To the Abenaki, it was Bitawbagok, “the waters in between,” separating Abenaki and Iroquois homelands. Lake Champlain today links the states of Vermont and New York with the province of Quebec, and the United States with Canada. Across the past 400 years, in fact, these waters have knit a shared historical legacy of imperial colonization and conflict, international trade and tourism, and in the cross-border management of its fish and fisheries, agricultural run-off, and flood waters.

In this conference we tell this story engaging with those who care about the Lake and leaders from different ​disciplines ​and ​perspectives ​to ​talk ​about ​our ​shared ​resource, ​how ​it ​is ​managed ​and ​the ​issues ​that ​face ​it ​into ​the ​future. A diverse array of speakers will present on a variety of topics, with plenty of time built in for audience participation. 

In addition to the speaker panels, the conference features an exhibit of maps from UVM’s Silver Special Collections Library showing the human use of Lake Champlain over time; the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s 2019 International Year of the Salmon traveling exhibit interpreting the natural and cultural history of Atlantic salmon; music by the Abenaki singing band Aw8ssisak Akik; and, of course, breakfast, a coffee break, and a tasty lunch!

More information here

This event is co-sponsored by the Lake Champlain Committee.

The conference is 8 AM - 4 PM on April 8, 2019 at UVM’s Davis Center, Burlington, Vermont

To Register Here 

Early Bird Registration is $25.00 ($40 after Feb. 5 2019)

Registration includes light breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.