Great Lakes & Great Rivers 2024 Fall Meeting - IN-PERSON EVENT

Starts:  Sep 18, 2024 08:00 PM (CT)
Ends:  Sep 19, 2024 12:00 PM (CT)


This is for in-person attendance, to register to attend virtually click here




Save the date for the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Fall Meeting! 



Wednesday, September 18:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cocktail Reception and Networking Session

Welcome and Ice Breaker
University of Michigan Robotics Building Atrium: 2505 Hayward St Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Thursday, September 19:


Koessler Room at the Michigan League: 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Networking Session
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Technical Presentations
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Buffet
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Tour of Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory
3:30 PM Event Concludes


Nicholas Barczak, PE, President of DMS Marine Consultants, will present on “Neoship: Genetic Optimization of a Cost-Effective Zero-Emission Ship.”

Jan Flores, PE, Vice President at NETSCo, and Nick Hunter, PE, Senior Naval Architect/Marine Engineer at NETSCo, will present on the similarities and differences between ammonia and methanol-fueled vessels, including a discussion on the general costs and benefits versus LNG-fueled vessels.


Additional presentations will be announced in the near future!




The Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory:

The Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory is a prominent facility with a long-standing history in the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering. Celebrating over a hundred years of operation, the laboratory is renowned for its exceptional towing tank that measures 360 feet in length – a key feature that underlines its specialized role in maritime research. The primary function of the lab is to conduct experiments by towing scaled models of ship hulls, allowing experts to collect critical hydrodynamic data. This data is instrumental in understanding fluid dynamics and resistance, and in turn, contributes to the field by informing the design and performance optimization of various marine vessels.



+1 734 995 1234

3223 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

The hotel block will close Wednesday, August 21st.



Registration Dates

Registration Register Before
Regular Thursday, September 5, 2024
Late Thursday, September 19, 2024


Koessler Room at the Michigan League
911 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Pricing Information

Registration Regular Late
Students $50.00 $75.00
Member $200.00 $225.00
Non-member $225.00 $250.00
Retired Member $50.00 $75.00
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Travis Martin
(920) 363-4479