Event Information

Read the news release here.

What: North Carolina Coastal Conference
When: Nov. 19 and 20, 2019
Where: Hotel Ballast, Wilmington

Many communities from central North Carolina to the coast found their resilience tested in 2018.

Make plans now to join North Carolina Sea Grant, our researchers and partners from across the state to discuss a range of critical issues, including:

  • Weather, storms and climate
  • Community and ecosystem health
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Planning and economics

We anticipate providing continuing education credits for teachers.

Follow our plans on social media: #NCCoastConf.

Evening Program

Coming soon.


Coming soon.


Contact Susan White at snwhite3@ncsu.edu or 919-515-2455 with questions.


Coming soon.

Abstract Proposals

Researchers and students, along with community, nonprofit and industry representatives, are encouraged to submit proposals for coastal topic discussions. Proposal submissions can have various formats: oral presentation, poster presentation or an alternative presentation style.

Topics will include a range of critical issues relevant to North Carolina. Subjects can range from science and education to arts and humanities, incorporating both research and outreach.

To submit abstract proposals, visit go.ncsu.edu/ncesg. Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

Student Poster Competition

Contact John Fear at jmfear@ncsu.edu or 919-515-9104 with questions.


Hotel Ballast
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Find the materials for the 2017 North Carolina’s Coastal Conference here and the 2015 conference here.

Updated May 21, 2019