2018 Coastal Summit: Working Together: Science & Policy for Resilient Coasts

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 to Thursday, March 22, 2018
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March 20-22, 2018
ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street NW
Washington, DC

Join us for three days of policy, technology and advocacy in Washington, DC.
Registration is now open.


Wednesday afternoon is set aside for targeted advocacy. We will discuss ASBPA’s legislative agenda and how to have an effective meeting with your legislator or agency during the sessions. We strongly urge you to schedule advocacy meetings for Wednesday afternoon in advance of your travel.

Meetings with Members of Congress or their staff:

ASBPA has a legislative agenda, and your organization may have some agenda items as well, that need to be discussed with legislators. Please confirm your Representative and Senators using the links below, then contact their offices to set up a meeting for Wednesday afternoon. Members of Congress prioritize meeting with people from their district or state, so be sure to identify yourself as a constituent when you set up the meeting.

Representatives: www.house.gov and use the drop-down box to find your Representative State's Senators: www.senate.gov and use the drop-down box to find your state

Meetings with coastal agencies:

ASBPA is arranging for a number of advocacy meetings with agencies such as NOAA (NMFS), BOEM, USFWS, FEMA, and USACE. The registration form provides you with opportunity to sign up for one of these meetings. Non-U.S. citizens planning to visit the USACE should contact us for requirements. If you are interested in meeting with another agency, let us know!

Short Course:

ASBPA and Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) have teamed up together to present a series of short courses as modules for the Certified Coastal Practitioner credential. Thursday, March 22 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. CZF will present the Project Management module. Professional development certificates will be awarded to those who successfully complete the module.

Deadlines: Cancellation with refund: March 14, 2018 ($50 cancellation fee)