Lakes Congress 2018


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Thursday, May 31 & Friday, June 1, 2018

Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH

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

The 2018 Lakes Congress—our 25th annual gathering—on May 31 and June 1 celebrated the history of lake culture in New Hampshire while specifically focusing on current and emerging threats that must be addressed during the next 25 years to preserve our lakes. This two-day event was a tremendous success, with Friday’s all-day session being sold out with 203 attendees!

The event kicked-off on the evening of Thursday, May 31, with a fascinating presentation—“Summer Camps on New Hampshire’s Lakes: Roots of An Iconic American Experience”—given by Cynthia Robinson, the executive director of the Museum of the White Mountains.

Ken Wagner, President and Manager of Water Resource Services, and former President of the North American Lake Management Society, opened Friday’s session with a dynamic keynote address “Climate Change and Lakes: What You Really Need to Know.”

Also at the 2018 Lakes Congress, NH LAKES unveiled its new brand, including a new logo and more!

2018 Lakes Congress Agenda FINAL

Event Information

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View the Presentations from Friday, June 1

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!


  • Winnipesaukee Ballroom Sponsors:
    • The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation
    • Lovett-Woodsum Foundation
  • Chris Craft Exhibitor Hall Sponsor:


  • Print Sponsors:

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Check out our previous Lakes Congress events!

2017 Lakes Congress

2016 Lakes Congress

2015 Lakes Congress