13th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

hosted by the

Healing Our Waters®– Great Lakes Coalition

October 17-19, 2017


Hyatt Regency

Two Fountain Plaza

Buffalo, New York, USA, 14202


Registration is now open! Register HERE.

Each year Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group of more than 400 people from throughout the Great Lakes region to attend the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. The conference provides a 3-day forum for participants to learn about important Great Lakes restoration issues; network at the largest annual gathering of Great Lakes supporters and activists; and develop strategies to advance federal, regional, and local restoration goals.


This year the conference will be held in Buffalo, New York. You’ll stay at the Hyatt Regency, one of Buffalo’s landmark hotels in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Enjoy a city rich with history, culture, cuisine, and nature, where there is lots of ground to cover and surprises to explore! The last day of the conference, all attendees will take a trip to see Niagara Falls, take a ride on the Maid of the Mist, discover the Cave of the Winds, or hike the Gorge! Be ready to attend one of our exciting field trips, which highlight the restoration advances being made around the city. And relax and enjoy an evening at Buffalo RiverWorks, the city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music, and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.


The Coalition has reserved a block of rooms for attendees to stay at the Hyatt Regency. Reserve your room here. The room rate is $149 per night, plus tax.


Valet parking is available. The overnight rate is $25.

Transportation to and from the Buffalo Airport is an easy 15-minute taxi ride.

*Travel Note: Due to an all-conference trip to Niagara Falls on the last day, please plan departure travel accordingly. It is estimated that attendees will return from the Niagara Falls trip to the hotel at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Early Bird Registration is $250 and ends September 25th. Registration is now open! Register HERE.

We look forward to seeing you in Buffalo in October!