2024 Annual Meeting Houghton, MI, May 2024

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

The web page for the 2024 ILSG meeting has been updated with some useful information for participants - click here for details

The Minnesota Geological Survey is looking for a new Director. Details can be found here

The Abstract Volume for the 69th Annual Meeting is now available on the Archives and Digital Collections at Lakehead University and can be found here

Reports of Annual Meetings

2021 Annual Meeting - Virtual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting - Terrace Bay, Ontario


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).