Quiet Water Society

The Quiet Water Society (QW Society) is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation. The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation are:

  • to educate the public and encourage participation in non-motorized, outdoor recreation;
  • to promote public concern and support environmental stewardship and conservation of natural resources of the Great Lakes region;
  • to plan and execute annual and special events for any or all of the purposes listed in this section.

Since 1996, this group of unpaid volunteers has organized and sponsored the Quiet Water Symposium (QWS) as its primary tool for achieving its mission. Our primary source of revenue is from Symposium ticket sales, sponsorships and exhibitor fees.