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Professional Conferences and Workshops

National Marine Educators Conference

Durham, New Hampshire
July 21-25, 2019

This conference offers a chance for educators to catch up on the latest trends and research in marine education. Participants also can visit the Shoals Marine Lab, kayak on Great Bay, take a whale-watch cruise, or tour the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Extension Disaster Education Network Annual Meeting

Spokane, Washington
September 17-20, 2019

Extension professionals across the country gather to discuss the best practices to educate the public about disaster preparation and mitigation and to effectively deliver services to residents affected by disasters.

The Wildlife Society Conference

Reno, Nevada
September 29-October 3, 2019

The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society will come together for their first joint national conference, bringing together fish and wildlife professionals from across the country. Sessions will cover wildlife and fishery ecology, management, policy, and conservation.

Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Conference

Astoria, Oregon
October 8-11, 2019

The conference brings people together to learn and explore current issues in sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation. Special themes include coastal tourism, agritourism, and outdoor recreation as a community development tool.

National Coastal Conference

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
October 22-25, 2019

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association brings together engineers, scientists, planners, and students to talk about healthy, sustainable, and resilient coastal systems. Sessions will focus on flooding, community protection, ecological health, economics, and policy.

Georgia Climate Conference

Atlanta, Georgia
November 7-8, 2019

Hosted by the Georgia Climate Project, the conference is aimed at supporting and accelerating efforts to minimize risks and maximize opportunities associated with a changing climate. The event will bring together experts to collaborate and raise awareness of work already being done.

Stormwater Pond Management Conference

Beaufort, South Carolina
November 13, 2019

The conference is designed as a forum for stormwater pond owners, homeowners associations, property managers, and pond management professionals to learn about the latest science and resources. Topics include pond inspections, management of weed and wildlife, and financial responsibilities.

North Carolina Coastal Conference

Wilmington, North Carolina
November 19-20, 2019

Join North Carolina Sea Grant and its researchers and partners to discuss a range of critical issues, including climate, community and ecosystem health, fisheries and aquaculture, economics, and planning. The goal is to improve efforts to respond to, recover from, and anticipate coastal challenges.