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July 11, 2019 | Katie Mosher

Sponsorship and presentation proposals also accepted online for the event Nov. 19-20 in Wilmington.

Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Mark your calendars and make your plans: North Carolina Sea Grant has released details on the 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference, Nov. 19 and 20 in downtown Wilmington.

Go to and click on the conference link for registration, along with sponsorship opportunities. The conference site also has details on submitting abstracts for potential presentations and even a student poster competition.

“We are looking forward to variety of participants and topics related to our coastal ecosystems and economies,” notes Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director. “Partners around the state are helping residents respond to, recover from and anticipate urgent and long-term coastal challenges.”

The conference will be at the Hotel Ballast on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.

Register Now Online

Registration is open online:

Early rates through noon Oct. 18 are:

Late rates apply after noon on Oct. 18 through Nov. 8:

Submit Presentation/Poster Proposals

Researchers and students, along with community, nonprofit and industry representatives, are encouraged to submit abstract proposals at the Coastal Conference. Topics can range from science or education to arts and humanities, and may incorporate research and outreach impacts.

Varied formats are available, such as a 15-minute talk with slides; a lightning talk of 5 to 7 minutes; or a poster. Alternate formats also will be considered.

“We anticipate receiving some creative proposals,” notes John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director.

To submit proposals, visit The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The Coastal Conference planning committee will inform applicants in September if a submission has been accepted, and which format is requested to fit the conference agenda.

Enter Student Competition

University students from across North Carolina are especially encouraged to submit poster proposals through Cash prizes will include $200 for first place.

At the event, students with posters will have several minutes to present their research to judges, and then respond to questions.

The deadline to submit poster proposals is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Poster exhibit space is limited, so submit proposals early. For more information, contact John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director, at

Consider Sponsorship Opportunity

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. Four levels are available, from Crystal at $500 to Emerald at $5,000. Details are on the website:

For more information on sponsorships, contact Katie Mosher, communications director, at, or 919-515-9069.

Follow Social Media

Watch for the hashtag #NCCoastConf on social media for updated information.

Also follow @SeaGrantNC on Twitter, and North Carolina Sea Grant on Facebook.


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