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

SOC 16

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.

Important Dates



EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS: April 3, 2016 11:59 pm

REGULAR REGISTRATION ENDS: May 16, 2016 11:59 pm

LATE REGISTRATION ENDS:  May 31, 2016 11:59 pm

SOC16:  June 1-3, 2016, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center