Plenaries, workshops lead the way at 2022 RAE Summit

If you haven’t registered for the 2022 RAE Coastal & Estuarine Summit yet, time is running out to secure your spot and hear from leading voices in coastal conservation, restoration, and management. This year’s Summit, taking place in New Orleans from December 4-8, is already smashing registration records from 2020 and 2018.

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Taking center stage at the 2022 Summit are a host of workshops and field sessions that give audience members a first-hand look at the successes we can accomplish with thoughtful collaboration and a community based approach to restoration. To amplify this message, we’ve dedicated our entire Wednesday plenary session to highlighting future leaders of coastal restoration.

The panel, moderated by Halle Parker, an environmental journalist for local WWNO, features innovators and entrepreneurs stepping up to tackle the biggest challenges facing coastal communities and coastal ecosystems, including:

  • Franziska Trautmann – Co-CEO Glass Half Full
  • R. Ian Doromal – Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of EcoSpears
  • Shelby Thomas – Co-founder and CEO of the Ocean Rescue Alliance

In addition to this and more than 500 other presenters, workshops and field sessions allow attendees to learn in a smaller group format from experts in the communications, blue carbon, and other important coastal restoration topics.

One workshop we are particularly excited about is the Sunday Dec 4 session titled Using the Power of Media to Share Your Coastal Stories. Led by David Helvarg at Blue Frontier, this session will feature three-time Pulitzer Prize winning local journalist, Mark Schleifstein and feature a crash course in crafting stories and getting them published in local or national news outlets. You can learn more about this session by clicking the button below.

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The truth is, though, no matter what field sessions or workshops you participate in, or which dedicated sessions you join, this year’s Summit is going to be an impressive gathering of the foremost thought leaders and practitioners in coastal restoration. Moreover, you have the choice to join us in-person in New Orleans or join from the comfort of your home as a virtual attendee. Either way, you’ll have access to recorded content of every presentation and plenary for the entire Summit for three-months following the closing of the event.

Take a look at our full program and let us know which sessions you are most looking forward to!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you. Don’t wait to register though, field sessions and workshops are selling out fast and registration closes on November 21.