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Call For Speakers

The Illinois Lake Management Association and Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society are hosting a joint Annual Conference at the I Hotel & Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois from March 16th through March 18th, 2022. We are looking to fill out our conference sessions with talks and presentations from professionals, teachers, students, or others with detailed knowledge on issues associated with research and management on lakes, waterways, watersheds, and fisheries.

Speaker slots will be 20 minutes (15 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions). Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Managing Stormwater in Municipal Areas
  • How Stormwater Impacts Water Quality in Lakes and Streams
  • Planning Lake and Stream Restoration Projects
  • Dam and Levee Safety, Management, and Permitting
  • Fishery Research and Management
  • Aquatic Conservation Issues
  • How Land Use in Watersheds Affect Fish Populations
  • Granting Implementation
  • Principles of Hydrology
  • Nutrient Cycling & Nutrient Issues
  • Shoreline Protection and Enhancement
  • Invasive Species Studies and Management
  • Emerging Topics

In addition to presentations, a special poster session will be held during the conference. If interested in providing either a poster or being an oral presenter, please submit abstracts by January 15th, 2022

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and be submitted online @:

For questions about presentations or posters, contact Alana Bartolai at

Limit 150 words