Lakes Congress

NH LAKES hosts its annual Lakes Congress each spring. During this all-day educational, training, and networking event, lake and other natural resource stewards, lake management professionals, lake-related businesses, and municipal and political leaders exchange information, ideas and experiences and introduce new approaches to help manage and protect our lakes and their watersheds.

2016 Lakes Congress

SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Lakes Congress!
Thursday, June 2 & Friday, June 3, 2016
Church Landing at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH


The focus of the 2016 Lakes Congress —our 23rd annual all-day educational and networking event—presented by Grappone Automotive Group is to provide participants with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to educate, advocate, and organize to protect water resources, a deeper understanding of their personal connection to water, and inspiration to help others tune into the ‘Blue Mind’ mindset.

Featured Presenters You Won’t Want to Miss!

  • Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, scientist, water advocate, ‘Blue Mind’ movement-maker, and New York Times bestselling author, will present the keynote address on June 3. ‘Blue Mind’ is the science that describes all of the physical, ecological, economic, cognitive, emotional, psychological, and social benefits of healthy waterbodies.
  • Eric Eckl—2015 Lakes Congress plenary and workshop presenter—and his team at Water Words That Work will provide two highly sought-after communications trainings.

2016 Lakes Congress sponsors & exhibitors (more coming soon!)

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Quick Links:

2016 Lakes Congress Sponsorship Opportunities

2016 Lakes Congress Exhibitor Opportunities

Online Registration for Lakes Congress Sponsors & Exhibitors

Online Registration for Lakes Congress Presenters

2016 Lakes Congress Draft Agenda


On-line registration for attendees will open on April 1, 2016.


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2015 Lakes Congress: “Best Lakes Congress ever!”

Lakes Congress 2015: What a spectacular—almost surreal—way to kick off summer! On May 28 and 29, NH LAKES hosted the 22nd annual Lakes Congress on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. The weather—sunny, clear blue skies—and the setting at Church Landing—just a stone’s throw away from beautiful Meredith Bay—couldn’t have been better. Many attendees commented that this year’s event was the “best Lakes Congress ever!”

But what really made the event spectacular were the people—all 155 individuals—who gathered together over the two-day event to build their skills in educating, advocating, and organizing to help manage and protect their favorite lake, and all our 1,000 lakes in New Hampshire.

While this year’s Lakes Congress drew many long-time attendees, it attracted several new participants. One first-timer commented, “There was a certain buzz in the room before the event started. My take away is that these are all like-minded folks who relish the opportunity to spend time with each other and learn about something they care deeply about. This may be the one time a year that they have this experience.”

Another first-time participant commented, “While it was my first Lakes Congress, I was impressed with the all-day presentation by Eric Eckl of Water Words That Work. I have already modified our webpage based on his expertise. I was developing a page to present this summer’s E.coli test results and I totally rearranged the page based on his input.”

If you missed this the 2015 Lakes Congress—or even if you didn’t and just weren’t able to get to all the sessions that you wanted to—you can view most of the presentations given during the event by viewing the links provided below.

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