2016 State of the Coast

The State of the Coast conference strives to provide an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy and to apply that information to existing and future coastal restoration and protection efforts, policies, and decision-making.

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Registration Information

State of the Coast 2016 is committed to offering a robust, comprehensive conference at an easily affordable price. Our Early-Bird Registration is now open. For professionals, the three day price is only $410 and for students, it’s only $160. Early-Bird Registration continues until Sunday, April 3.

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Volunteeer Opportunities

At SOC16 we are proud to offer a number of volunteer opportunities to aid in the professional development of our student attendees. We currently have open calls for Student Oral and Poster Presentation judges and Mock Interviewers. Interested in learning more? Contact Jackson Rollings at jacksonr@crcl.org.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Reach 1,000 participants, including decision-makers from government agencies, businesses, foundations, non-profit, academic, and grassroots organizations. Exponentially increase national awareness of your organization through our website, newsletter, brochure and conference program.

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Bayou Savage Planting

SOC16 will feature a hands-on restoration opportunity for SOC attendees at Bayou Sauvage, 40 minutes outside New Orleans - our first year offering a planting at the conference. Participants will help plant 15,000 plugs of native marsh grass to help restore a former maritime forest devastated by storm surge and saltwater intrusion. 

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Student Information

Be a part of SOC16 as a presenter, attendee or worker!  SOC16 is also proud to offer Student Scholarships to a limited number of qualified undergraduate or graduate students who have submitted abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

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Restoration on the Half Shell

This half-day program offers an overview of coastal restoration in Louisiana, including current plans and the progress. Consider this a “mini-conference” experience, including presentations and discussions in clear, non-technical language. To maximize the experience, attendees will have full access to all posters and exhibits. 

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The State of the Coast (SOC) Conference is the largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy.The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), The Water Institute of the Gulf, and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) partner to produce this forum, the need for which grows with every acre of land lost to the Gulf.


SOC16 will consist of three full days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,000 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens will be in attendance at the 4th iteration of this biennial conference.

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Ends:  April 3, 2016 11:59 pm

Presenter Confirmation: April 4, 2016

Print Deadline for Sponsors: April 15, 2016 COB

Regular Registration Ends: May 16, 2016 11:59 pm

Late Registration Ends:  May 31, 2016 11:59 pm

SOC16: June 1-3, 2016

 

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State of the Coast

June 1-3, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
stateofthecoast@crcl.org
225.767.4181