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Professional Conferences and Workshops

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.

AGU Fall Meeting 2019

San Francisco, California
December 9-13, 2019

The American Geophysical Union meeting delves into new data streams, changing approaches to observing our Earth and beyond, and the growing demand for accessible science. The long-term goal is to make our planet safer, cleaner, and more sustainable.

Social Coast Forum

Charleston, South Carolina
February 5-8, 2020

Participants from academia, government agencies, and the private sector share how social science tools and methods are being used to address the nation’s coastal issues, such as climate change and land use planning. Understanding where people live, what they do, and what they value is critical to coastal management.

International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference

Conway, South Carolina
March 4-7, 2020

The Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies brings together academics and practitioners to present scholarly papers, films, and performances. This year’s theme will focus on digitizing and preserving the history of the African diaspora.