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

Follow our plans on social media: #NCCoastConf.

A draft agenda will be available once the abstract selection process is complete. We anticipate providing continuing education credits based on final agenda content.


Registration

 

 

If the button above doesn’t work for you, use go.ncsu.edu/ncsg_cc_registration to access the online payment portal.

Rates

Early rates apply until 12 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2019.

  • 2-day regular registration: $200
  • 1-day regular registration: $125
  • 2-day student registration: $75

Late rates apply after 12 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2019, through Nov. 8, 2019.

  • 2-day regular registration: $250
  • 2-day student registration: $75 (no change from early rate)

Registration Policies

Cancellations received by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, will receive a refund, less a $15 processing fee.

Early rates apply to registrations received by 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. After 12 p.m., late rates apply.


Sponsorship Opportunities

North Carolina’s coast is a historic, cultural and economic gem that faces many challenges as the state continues to grow and change. North Carolina Sea Grant is a key leader in addressing the state’s urgent and long-term needs in ocean, coastal and watershed resource management. Help support this work by becoming a sponsor of the 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference. You can select one of four levels:

EMERALD — $5,000

  • Complimentary conference registrations for two sponsor participants
  • Exhibitor table at the conference
  • 1/2-page recognition in conference program
  • Premier logo placement and recognition on conference website
  • Recognition from the podium during the conference and evening program

SAPPHIRE — $2,500

  • Complimentary conference registrations for one sponsor participant
  • Literature space at the conference
  • 1/4-page recognition in conference program
  • Logo placement and recognition on conference website
  • Recognition from the podium during the conference

RUBY — $1,000

  • Complimentary conference registrations for ONE sponsor participant
  • Literature space at the conference
  • Logo/name recognition in conference program
  • Recognition on conference website
  • Recognition from the podium during the conference

CRYSTAL — $500

  • Literature space at the conference
  • Logo/name recognition in conference program
  • Recognition on conference website
  • Recognition from the podium during the conference

To become a sponsor, complete the process at this link: go.ncsu.edu/ncsg_cc_sponsor.

If you would like more information about becoming a 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference sponsor, please contact Katie Mosher, communications director for North Carolina Sea Grant, at kmosher@ncsu.edu or 919-515-9069.


Sponsors

Coming soon.


Abstract Proposals

Researchers and students, along with community, nonprofit and industry representatives, are encouraged to submit abstract proposals for presentations at the Coastal Conference.

Topics

Your focus can range from science and education to arts and humanities, and can incorporate both research and outreach.

Format

Your abstract should indicate your preferred format, such as a 15-minute oral talk with slides; a lightning talk of 5 to 7 minutes; or a poster. Alternate formats also will be considered. Please be creative!

Abstract proposals should be no longer than 250 words and must be submitted online.

Deadline

To submit abstract proposals, visit go.ncsu.edu/ncesg. Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

The Coastal Conference planning committee will inform you if your submission has been accepted, and which format is requested to fit the conference agenda.

Students presenting posters are eligible for cash prizes. See details below.


Student Poster Competition

University students from across North Carolina are especially encouraged to submit poster proposals through the process listed above. Students with posters will have several minutes to present their research to judges, and then respond to questions.

Cash prizes will be:

  • 1st place ($200)
  • 2nd place ($150)
  • 3rd place ($100)
  • Honorable mention ($50)

Poster exhibit space is limited, so submit proposals early. Details on poster size will be provided upon acceptance.

For more information, contact John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director, jmfear@ncsu.edu.


Hotel

Hotel Ballast
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Directions

The hotel room rate is $106/night through Oct. 18, 2019.

Reserve your room by going to go.ncsu.edu/ncsg_cc_hotel.


Archive

Find the materials for the 2017 North Carolina’s Coastal Conference at this link and the 2015 conference at this link.

Updated July 10, 2019