Annual Quiet Water Symposium

Venue: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education
Address: 4301 Farm Ln. Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Times: From: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Admission: $10:00, Students with ID $5.00 and Children under 12 free!
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The Quiet Water Society is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Quiet Water Symposium held at the Michigan State University Pavilion on Saturday, March 2, 2019.”

For over two decades outdoor oriented Michiganders have met on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate non-motorized outdoor recreation and a shared concern for our Great Lakes environment as a key part of MSU’s ANR week. Last year nearly 3,000 persons from all parts of North America attended this annual event. The 23rd Quiet Water Symposium program will feature seminars on outdoor activities such as paddle sports, cycling, fishing, hiking and camping. Noted authors and outdoor experts such as Canada’s “Happy Camper” Kevin Callan, Cliff Jacobsen and Michigan’s own Jim DuFresne and Doc Fletcher will entertain and inform. In addition to these seminars there will be interactive displays manned by knowledgeable enthusiasts and experts on topics such as wooden boat building, camp cooking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, protecting our watersheds and environment. The exhibition hall will also feature many vendors and outfitters all available to help in choosing the right gear, adventure location or classes with which to get the proper start. In particular this year’s symposium will feature presentations on Hiking the Porcupine Mountains, Paddling Isle Royale, Winter Camping, The Iron Belle Trail, Canoeing in the Boundary Waters, DALMAC and many more

Ecological and personal health concerns have increased the interest in non-powered outdoor sports. This has spurred the use of canoes, kayaks, and sailing vessels as well as bicycles and other “Green” human powered conveyances. The 2018 Quiet Water Symposium will continue to focus on these areas and on conservation as it has done since 1996. This year we have asked all of our speakers to emphasize safety and we have included a special panel discussion with four noted experts on enhancing safety in outdoor activities.

For more information on the Quiet Water Symposium visit or the Quiet Water Symposium page on Facebook.

March 2, 2019
Location: 4301 Farm Ln., MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, MI
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Price: $10:00, Students with ID $5.00 and Children under 12 free!

Annual Quiet Water Symposium
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  • MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education
  • $10:00, Students with ID $5.00 and Children under 12 free!