EVENT MARKS 7TH NATIONAL SUMMIT ON COASTAL AND ESTUARINE RESTORATION AND 24TH BIENNIAL MEETING OF THE COASTAL SOCIETY (#RAETCS14)
Arlington, VA – Space is limited for the Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal entrance 7th Nat Conf Tampa 2012Society
Summit: “Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience” and online registration will close October 17th, 2014. The meeting marks the first combined National Summit on estuarine restoration and coastal management.  The Summit will provide timely and much-needed attention to the challenges and opportunities for both the restoration and management communities. Topics and sessions will bring a unique blend of people who are involved in policy, science, strategy, business, and on-the-ground implementation across all sectors. We expect more than 1,000 attendees, a program with 500 speakers and 180 posters, and 100 exhibitors for the largest gathering of the coastal restoration and management communities in more than a decade. For a full overview of program sessions, please visit the program overview. The Summit will also feature a wide variety of expert led workshops and field sessions.  Registered participants will also have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on community-service restoration project (full) in the nearby Anacostia watershed’s Heritage Marsh.
 
The Summit will feature two energizing and thought-provoking plenary sessions.   On Monday, expo-poster hall 7th Nat Conf Tampa 2012November 3rd, Dr. Susanne Moser will give the Marc. J. Hershman Keynote Address, "Taken by Storm: America's Impending Resilience Revolution."  The Wednesday Plenary, "The Future of Coastal Resilience - Innovations and Trends," will feature leading thinkers and future forecasters providing new insights into the goals of coastal resilience. Moderated by Daniel Zarrilli, Director of New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the discussion panelists will be: Dr. David Yoskowitz, Chief Economist, NOAA, and Harte Research Institute's Endowed Chair of Socio-Economics; Margaret Waldock, Environment Program Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Dr. Geraldine Knatz, former Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles; and Bill Dewey, Manager of Public Policy and Communications, Taylor Shellfish Farms. For more information, please visit the plenary sessions overview.
 
LOCATION
The Summit will be held November 1-6, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745), just outside of Washington, DC. 
 
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Restore America’s Estuaries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that leads a national alliance of posters Chinese deleg 7th Nat Conf Tampa 2012coastal conservation organizations across the country committed to restoring and protecting estuaries as essential resources for the Nation. Our member organizations currently restore coastal and estuarine habitats in 16 states nationwide. Our projects directly engage community members to restore coastal wetlands, open fish passages, remove invasive species, build living shorelines, transplant seagrasses, re-plant saltmarshes, and restore shellfish habitat.  www.estuaries.org