Event Information

What: North Carolina’s Coastal Conference
When: April 4 and 5, 2017
Where: NC State’s McKimmon Center and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center, Raleigh

Draft Agenda
Conference Flier PDF | jpg

Many communities from central North Carolina to the coast found their resilience tested in 2016.

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

The program includes an evening reception on April 4, 2017, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center in Raleigh.

We anticipate providing continuing education credits for teachers and professionals.

Follow our plans on social media: #NCCoastConf.


Registration

Register

North Carolina’s Coastal Conference is set for April 4 and 5, 2017. The program includes a free reception on April 4, 2017, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center in Raleigh.

Regular registration is $185, and $50 for full-time students.

Limited travel support is available. Contact Jennifer Dorton at dortonj@uncw.edu for details.

Register here by noon, March 31, 2017.


Sponsorship

Donate online | Donate by check | Sponsorship brochure

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 2017 North Carolina’s Coastal Conference at one of four levels:

EMERALD — $5,000

  • Complimentary conference registrations for FOUR sponsor participants
  • Exhibitor booth 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 opening reception

SAPPHIRE — $2,500

  • Complimentary conference registrations for TWO sponsor participants
  • Exhibitor booth 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

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


Sponsors


Student Poster Competition

This competition is closed.

Instructions | Application Form

We invite graduate students enrolled at a university or college in North Carolina — as well as upper-class undergraduate students from North Carolina-based campuses who are actively engaged in honors research — to submit poster abstracts. Topics must fall within the conference focus areas, as listed in the instructions.

Awards for first, second and third place, as well as honorable mention are as follows:

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $150
  • Third place: $100
  • Honorable mention: $50

Email the completed application form to Debra Lynch at debra_lynch@ncsu.edu by 5 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017.

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


Hotel

Updated March 17, 2017

The block of rooms we reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University is full. However, the hotel still has suites available for the nights of April 3 and 4, 2017. Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 11 a.m.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Raleigh Southwest – NC State
3741 Thistledown Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Call 919-854-0001 or 1-800-HOLIDAY to make the reservations. Request group code NCS or group title NC Sea Grant. Or make your reservations online (this link will not work on mobile devices).

In addition, the McKimmon Center offers a list of nearby hotels. Reference the McKimmon Center at NC State for a special rate


Sustainability

In an effort to be good stewards of the environment, North Carolina Sea Grant wants to ensure the most sustainable practices are in place for our conference. We are requesting that all of our attendees do their part to help promote this standard as well. There are be many opportunities to pitch in, including:

  • Consider using alternative transportation for travel to the conference, such as NCSU Wolfline System, bike or carpool.
  • Monitor personal water usage during the event and bring your own reusable beverage cup with you to the conference.
  • Use special event bins for the event, such as recycling and composting at lunch and throughout the McKimmon Center.
  • Turn off any unnecessary lighting or personal equipment during the conference.

Sea Grant will implement other sustainable practices throughout the event, such as providing seasonal, local food; using compostable products for large meals; and reducing paper usage.


Locations

McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-515-2277
Directions and parking

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-707-8080
Directions and parking


Archive

Find the materials from the 2015 North Carolina’s Coastal Conference here.

Updated March 2, 2017