Lake Superior Discovery Place invites you to attend the first annual Lake Superior Symposium at Thunder Bay’s historic Prince Arthur Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday May 4th, 2013. Regionally Lake Superior represents our southern most border and brings us together in many ways. The goal of this Symposium is to celebrate that!
Our mandate as a volunteer organization is to bring “like-minded” people together who are connected to Lake Superior through both commerce and leisure; to unify an understanding of the lake and its watershed; and to create a learning opportunity. This half-day event will bring together regional communities to focus on new and upcoming trends in commerce, tourism, ecology, and to celebrate our collective history.
With the advent of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (LSNMCA), our region has an opportunity to discuss new opportunities and to view the significance of the area in which we choose to live. Dr Harvey Lemelin, Lakehead University Research Chair in Parks and Protected Areas with Lake University Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department will speak on regional perspectives of the area relate to economic development potential and tourism research he has conducted specifically on the Marine Conservation Area. Mr. Greg Stroud, Visitor Experience Manager with LSNMCA will share his area of responsibility and also compare how the conservation area relates to other areas across Canada.