2019 Annual Meeting
Terrace Bay, ON, May 8 & 9

How to become a Member

Board of Directors

Future and past meeting locations


The Constitution of the Institute

Honouring the Pioneers

ILSG Student Research Fund

Goldich Medal Guidelines and Award Winners

The Homer Award

Eisenbrey student travel award guidelines and application

Student paper awards

Publications of the Institute

Career opportunities

Books and journal articles on Lake Superior Geology

The Slate Islands


About the Institute

The Institute on Lake Superior Geology is a non-profit professional society with the objectives of providing a forum for exchange of geological ideas and scientific data and promoting better understanding of the geology of the Lake Superior region. The major activity of the Institute is an Annual Meeting with geological field trips and technical presentations.

What's new

New! Registration is now open for the 2019 ILSG

The First Circular for the planned ILSG trip to Hawaii can be downloaded here

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey has completed a data preservation and presentation project on their Lake Superior Legacy Collection. This collection contains the raw materials (notebooks, maps, samples, thin sections) of the Lake Superior Division of the USGS and is available here

ILSG Field Guides win award!

It's been a while but we have finally updated our careers page with a new posting

We have added a new a new page to our site to honour the pioneers in Lake Superior geology

ILSG Student Research Fund

Reports of Annual Meetings

2016 Annual Meeting - Duluth, Minnesota

2014 Annual Meeting - Hibbing, Minnesota

2013 Annual Meeting - Houghton, Michigan

Donations to support student research and travel grants, and annual meeting and field trip expenses are tax deductible, as the Institute operates under U.S. Federal tax code 501(c)(3). Inquiries and contributions can be directed to the Institute Treasurer, Mark Jirsa at 2609 Territorial Rd, St Paul, MN, 55114-1009, (jirsa001@umn.edu).