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August 13, 2019 | Katie Mosher

Registration and sponsorship information also is available online for the event Nov. 19-20 in Wilmington.

Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

The deadline to submit proposals to present at the 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference is now Sept. 6. North Carolina Sea Grant will host the event Nov. 19-20 at the Hotel Ballast in downtown Wilmington.

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

Proposals are welcome from a wide range of potential speakers: community, nonprofit and industry representatives, along with those from local, state and federal agencies; and researchers and students. 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.

To submit proposals, visit The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

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, Sept. 6. For more information, contact John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director, at

Register Now Online

Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director, notes that the program has a strong reputation for bringing together diverse community players.

“Through our research and outreach, we provide information and resources to plan for, respond to and recover from varied coastal challenges,” White notes. “We are looking forward to hearing from coastal residents about their priorities and having lively discussions at the conference.”

Registration is open online:

One-day, two-day, and student rates are available. Early rates are available until Oct. 18.

Go to and click on the conference link for registration.

Consider 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. Four levels are available, from Crystal at $500 to Emerald at $5,000. Details are here:

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

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

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