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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Volunteer 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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Mobile Website

At this year’s conference, please make use of our SOC16 Mobile Website, which will allow you to easily navigate our many concurrent sessions, save presentations to your calendar, access maps, posters, sponsors, and plenaries. For the most up-to-date program changes and more, click below.

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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.



State of the Coast

June 1-3, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center