Great Lakes Great Rivers Winter Meeting

Starts:  Feb 23, 2022 08:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Feb 24, 2022 04:00 PM (ET)
Registration will close end of the day on February 22

Join the Great Lakes Great Rivers section in Downtown Cleveland for the annual Winter Meeting. Opening reception on February 23 with a full day of technical presentations on February 24.

Venue: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH. 
Use the link below to reserve your room at SNAME group rates:

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel for 109 USD per night

Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, February 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Reception with hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres

Thursday, February 24
7:30 am - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration               

8:30 am - 8:45 am: Business Meeting      

8:40 AM – 9:20 AM John Hatley, General Manager of Market Innovation, Wartsila, will present “Value Mapping for Decarbonization”

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM Ed Schwarz, Vice President of Sales for Marine Systems, will present on technical challenges of meeting new decarbonization requirements

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Break

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Rachel Miller, Supervisory Civil Engineer for the New Lock at the Soo, US Army Corp of Engineer, will give an update on the Soo Locks project

10:40 AM – 11:20 PM Lt. Carmine Faul, USCG will presenting on NPRM for fire detection/fire fighting for passenger vessels

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM Dr. Richard Stewart, University of Wisconsin-Superior will present on “Great Lakes Maritime Commerce: Modeling Impacts from an Extended Shipping Season”

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Buffet

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM Eric Peace, Vice President, Lake Carriers’ Association, will present a general overview of recent issues, developments, etc. on the Great Lakes

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM Jim Weakley, President, Lake Carriers’ Association and Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Manager, Choice Ballast Solutions, will present on challenges and progress for implementing ballast water treatment on the Great Lakes                       

Thank you to our sponsors: 
  • ABB
  • NETSCo
  • Interlake Maritime Services
  • Great Lakes Shipyard
  • Bay Engineering, Inc.




Renaissance Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Students $30.00 $30.00
Member $90.00 $100.00
Non-member $125.00 $135.00
Retired Member $30.00 $30.00
Guest $30.00 $30.00