It’s almost here, the annual State of the Coast Conference is returning to it’s original roots at the Florence events Center on October 28, 2017 (remember the Heceta Head Conference?). State of the Coast is Oregon’s coastal conference for everyone – where citizens, business and community leaders, fishermen, scientists, resource managers, planners, teachers, students, recreational enthusiasts and conservationists can learn, network, and engage in the current and future state of Oregon’s marine environment.

This year’s program is full of great speakers and interesting topics! Kicking off the conference will be keynote speaker, Dr. Rick Spinrad, who will speak on Ecosystem Innovation Addressing Coastal Issues. Dr. Spinrad, is an internationally recognized scientist and executive with more than 35 years of experience, most recently as the Chief Scientist for NOAA, driving policy and program direction for science and technology priorities. The annual conference, hosted and organized by Oregon Sea Grant is a fantastic opportunity for networking and learning about the latest issues on our coast and we hope to see you there! Other topics will range from seafood cooking demonstrations to coastal legislative updates, there’s truly something here for everyone!

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Go here to register.

Check out the full program here.