Program Information

Program Information

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10:30 am-10:50 am

Orientation: How to get the most out of the Summit

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Opening Plenary – John Brown, Narragansett Indian Tribe; Senators Whitehouse and Reed

12:15 pm-12:30 pm

Networking Chat Opportunity or Break

12:30 pm-1:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions 1 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

1:45 pm-2:30 pm

Virtual Round Table DiscussionsParticipant-driven, dynamic, small group discussions on areas of interest, allowing for an informal networking opportunity as well.

2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions 2 – Enjoy one of four sessions during the Virtual Agenda

3:45 pm-4:00 pm

Networking Chat Opportunity or Break

4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions 3 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

5:15 pm-6:00 pm

Networking Happy Hour Events

10:30 am-10:50 am

Energizer: Eric Lutes Celebrating the Narragansett through Art

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Virtual Expo Hall

1:00 pm-1:10 pm

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

1:15 pm- 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions 4 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

2:30 pm-2:45 pm

Networking Chat Opportunity or Break

2:45 pm-4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 5 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

4:00 pm-4:15 pm

Networking Chat Opportunity or Break

4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions 6 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Networking Restoration Celebration Events

10:30 am-10:45 am

Energizer: Chef Al Forno – Learn to Cook RI Favorites

10:45 am-12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 7 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

12:00 pm-12:15 pm

Networking Chat Opportunity or Break

12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions 8 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Virtual Round Table DiscussionsParticipant-driven, dynamic, small group discussions on areas of interest, allowing for an informal networking opportunity as well.

2:15 pm-3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions 9 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

3:30 pm-3:45 pm

Networking Chat Opportunity or Break

3:45 pm-5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 10 – Enjoy one of four sessions and then all the others on demand!

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Closing Plenary: How to Work with Congress featuring members of the Estuary Caucus & Hill Staff

 

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Call for Posters

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The Summit program emphasizes lessons learned and best practices in every aspect of coastal and estuarine restoration and management. Focus areas for the Summit represent priorities set by the Program Committee, RAE, and CSO and reflect current challenges and opportunities facing the estuarine community. Focus areas for the 2020 Summit include:

  • Coastal ecological restoration
  • Coastal management
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Disaster planning, response, recovery, and resilience
  • Nature-based shoreline management approaches including living shorelines
  • Coastal water resources
  • Education
  • Economy, finance, and investment
  • Science and technology
  • Planning, policy, and administration
  • Large-scale management and restoration