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Summit: Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice

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Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice December 10-15, 2016, New Orleans, LA

Join the largest national summit in 2016, focused on coastal restoration, science, and management practices

Program Spotlight: Outreach, Education, Engagement, and Partnerships

Coastal restoration and management must include people, communities, and partners in order to succeed. That’s often easier said than done. Come to the Summit, where your colleagues will share their success and lessons learned. The sessions, presentations, and posters will provide valuable insight and tools you can use to make your programs and projects more effective. The Summit program will feature a wide range of topics – here are just a few:

Best practices in education: K through grey
Engaging faith-based groups
How to reach out to audiences and craft successful messages
Using technology in outreach and education
How to employ social media
Incorporating art in outreach and education
Partnering with non-traditional partners to achieve goals
Recruiting and retaining volunteers
How best to incorporate and collaborate with diverse constituencies
….and much, much more!
We’d love to have your work featured so make plans to submit a proposal. Check out the Call for Proposals for all the details. Submittal deadline is May 2.

Summit Fast Facts

When: December 10-15, 2016 – put it on your calendar and get approval paperwork going!
Where: Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, LA
What will happen: oral presentations, posters, networking, field sessions, workshops, and the list goes on…
Cost: Early bird ($450), Student ($250) – other options, as well
Ways to be involved: presenter, exhibitor, sponsor, attendee, volunteer, advertiser…and more!
For more information: 2016 Summit website

Great Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities

The Summit provides fantastic opportunities to get in front of funders, clients, and partners. More information available here or by contacting Harvey Potts at hpotts@estuaries.org.

Host a Training, Workshop, or Side Meeting

Looking to make the Summit even more valuable for your organization? Host an event such as a training, workshop, or side meeting! Doing so will offer additional exposure and provide an opportunity to make the most of your time and travel dollars. For more information and room rental details, please contact Elsa Schwartz at eschwartz@estuaries.org.

Restore America’s Estuaries, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 603, Arlington, VA 22201

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