The State of the Coast (SOC) Conference is the largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy. This year’s conference is scheduled for 30 May to 1 June 2018. ECO magazine editor-in-chief Greg Leatherman will attend and would love to hear about your restoration efforts.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), The Water Institute of the Gulf, and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) partner to produce this forum, the need for which grows with every acre of land lost to the Gulf.
SOC18 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,200 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens will be in attendance at the 5th iteration of this biennial conference.
January 5, 2018
Abstract submission deadline (All session presenters with the exception of panelists, are required to submit an abstract via the online abstract submittal form).
March 2, 2018
All speakers, poster presenters, moderators and panelists must be registered for the conference to confirm participation in the program.