June 1-3, 2016 • New Orleans, LA • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The State of the Coast Conference is now accepting abstracts and session proposals for the conference that will take place June 1-3, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
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.
Louisiana’s coastal landscape is rapidly changing, from continued deterioration of the coastal wetlands, to injuries from storms and other events, to changes in ecosystem service capacity, politics, and economics. All individuals interested in Louisiana’s coastal restoration and protection activities are invited to submit.
Please visit the Call for Proposals tab for more information on requested abstracts and session proposals. Please read all directions and have all required information ready in the appropriate form before beginning the electronic submittal process. Applicants will not be able to save their work once the process begins.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND SESSION PROPOSALS OPENS: September 15, 2015
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND SESSION CLOSES: November 30, 2015 9am
NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE: March 2016
PRESENTER CONFIRMATION: March 2016
SOC16: June 1-3, 2016, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center