Lakes Congress 2017

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The 2017 Lakes Congress, brought to you by Grappone Automotive Group, and hosted by NH LAKES, held on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, was a tremendous success! Over the two-day event, 222 individuals – lake enthusiasts, lake/natural resource stewards and managers, lake-related business leaders, and municipal and political leaders – came together at the Inn at Church Landing overlooking Meredith Bay to celebrate our lakes and to exchange information, ideas and experiences, and to introduce new approaches to help manage and protect our lakes. Most of the presentations given can be viewed below.

Our 24th annual education, training, and networking event, featured guest presenter Ron Guilmette, avid kayaker and author of The Islands of Winnipesaukee on the evening of Thursday, June 1, and keynote presenter Dr. Wallace ‘J.’ Nichols, author of New York Times Bestseller Blue Mind, on Friday, June 2.

Thursday, June 1 & Friday, June 2, 2017

Church Landing at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH

2017 Lakes Congress Agenda

Check out the photos!

View the Presentations from Friday, June 2:

Keynote Address:

  • “Blue Lakes, Blue Mind – Go Deeper” – Presented by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Workshop Session I (10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.)

Workshop Session II (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

Workshop Session III (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!


  • Winnipesaukee Ballroom Sponsors:
    • The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation
    • Lovett-Woodsum Family Fund at the Boston Foundation



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Check out our previous Lakes Congress events!

2016 Lakes Congress

2015 Lakes Congress