Annual Meetings

The GLLC Annual Meeting makes it possible for GLLC members to network with their peers from across the region and learn about the latest developments in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence policy. The GLLC meets annually, with meetings rotating around the eight states and two provinces that share the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

We rely on event sponsorships to make it possible to host annual meetings of the GLLC. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor for an upcoming meeting, please contact us at

GLLC 2023 Annual Meeting

The 2023 GLLC Annual Meeting will be on September 8-9 in Québec City, Québec at the Hôtel Chateau Laurier Québec. During the meeting, GLLC members will consider resolutions and a new strategic plan, as well as attend sessions on water quality, maritime trends, climate resiliency, and nutrient management.

See the agenda overview

Travel Scholarships: A limited number of travel scholarships are available to GLLC members. Click here for more details. GLLC members who request a scholarship will receive a separate confirmation.

To register and request a travel scholarship, please see the button below:

Hotel: CSG Midwest has reserved a block of rooms at the Hôtel Chateau Laurier Québec. To reserve a room at the discounted group rate, you may book your room online at this link. The cut-off date is August 17, 2023 for the group hotel rate of $249 CAD (~$185 USD)

If you would like to extend your stay beyond the conference rate dates of September 7-9, you can reserve via phone at 1-800-463-4453. The GLLC reference number is 8202776.

Sponsorships: If you are interested in sponsoring the GLLC 2023 Annual Meeting, please contact Director Jess Lienhardt at to receive information about sponsorship levels and benefits.

Airport: Jean Lesage International Airport – YQB (20-minute drive from hotel)

Train: VIA Rail Canada from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montréal

Amtrack: U.S. travelers can take Amtrak to Montréal and then transfer to VIA Rail Canada

Bus: Greyhound: U.S. travelers can take Greyhound to Montréal and transfer to Orléans Express

Orléans Express: Service between Montréal and Quebec City

Parking: Parking is available at the hotel. The fee is $24 CAD to self park and $29 CAD to valet.

Crossing the border: U.S. visitors to Canada are required to present a passport or Nexus card upon entry, whether crossing at a land entry point or via air. Your U.S. passport must be current and valid in order to enter Canada. At this point, there are no COVID-19 related restrictions or requirements between the United States and Canada. Note that there are criminal offenses that would make a U.S. citizen inadmissible to Canada.

Past Meetings

2022 Annual Meeting

September 23-24, 2022

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus met in September in Chicago. Over the course of two days, legislators from across the basin explored a wide range of topics related to protecting the Great Lakes and the region’s other water resources.

Full meeting agenda »

Meeting participants »

Overview of GLLC Task Force on Nutrient Management’s findings on state programs to control nutrient runoff »

Overview of Great Lakes issues covered during sessions at 2022 GLLC Annual Meeting »

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

September 9 and 21, October 2 and 9 (virtual sessions)