QWS January 2017 Newsletter

Press Release

Gary De Kock, QWS Planning Committee Chair

2017 Quiet Water Symposium

Lansing, MI – January 1, 2017 - The Quiet Water Society is excited to announce that all 33 speaker slots have been filled for the 2017 show. Headliners include Kevin Callan, Jim DuFresne, Cliff Jacobson, Gary & Joanie McGuffin, Jared Munch and Hap Wilson. Each of these experts has a lifetime of experience canoeing Canadian rivers, hiking Isle Royale trails, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking Lake Superior.

As if that would not be enough to pack the MSU Pavilion, we have adventurers with stories to tell from trips to the Yukon, Zambia, Scotland, Cuba and Croatia. For those who prefer to stay closer to home, we have cyclists who crossed the country on high wheel bikes, trip planning for Michigan’s High Country Pathway, and expert advice on hiking the North Country Trail.


Show Program cover


Hap Wilson - click photo for a list of Hap's books

Show Program cover


Early exhibit registration open until Feb. 1

If you were there last year, you know why the Quiet Water Symposium is Outdoor Michigan's Favorite Indoor Show. The 2017 QWS will be even better, and you don't want to be the only one who missed it. It is the perfect spot to catch up with old friends and make new ones. The exhibit fees are priced to make the show affordable to organizations, and the entrance fee is kept low to maximize our audience.

Click here if you have not yet registered to exhibit for QWS 2017!

QWS Exhibitors

The Pavilion at MSU can accommodate approximately 140 exhibitors. We have over 70 registered so far (see link to list below). Since last year's show was a sell out, there is a chance that we will not have room for all who want to attend as exhibitors. If you enjoyed the show last year and want to come back or are new to QWS and just want to check us out, register soon.

Don't forget that one way to raise the profile of your organization is to purchase advertising space in the QWS program booklet. The outside back cover, inside front cover and center double pages are already sold, but there is still room for additional ads that promote your organization. Check the QWS rate card for details.

2017 QWS advertising rate card

Exhibitor Accommodations

If you decide to stay overnight on Friday or Saturday, contact the Candlewood Suites (517-351-8181) and let them know you are an exhibitor at the Quiet Water Symposium. If they do not sell out and you do this prior to February 2, 2017, you can reserve a studio for $86.00 per night.

For other options for local accommodations, visit: http://www.lansing.org/hotels/

QWS 2016 show video - created by Drew Mason

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Created by Drew Mason Video
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