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ASBPA's 2011 National Coastal Conference:
"Expanding Coastal Horizons"
October 18-21
New Orleans, LA

The theme of the 2011 conference is Expanding Coastal Horizons, recognizing that coastal issues extend beyond the narrow strip where waves wash ashore. Coastal protection also includes inland marshes, bays and estuaries, offshore areas (including offshore energy), and is governed and funded by an expanding array of stakeholders.

Join us for three days of coastal science, policy, technology and politics in New Orleans.

  • Online Registration (for conference costs, please see below)
  • Draft Program
  • Fact Sheet
  • Hotel: New Orleans Marriott
    555 Canal Street, New Orleans
    A special conference rate of $140 per day single or double is available.
  • Discounted Airport Shuttle For discount, must book online at least 24 hours prior to flight’s arrival time in New Orleans. An existing reservation can be changed by phone (866-596-2699).
  • Current Sponsors
  • Sponsorships are still available (see Hotel Layout) . Exhibit spaces are available for $2,000 (including conference registration) or $1,700 (with no access to sessions or meals). General conference sponsorships are $800 and include one registration. Please email exdir@asbpa.org for more information.

Conference Timeline

Conference sessions -- Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 19-21, 2011

Introduction to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Project Planning and Implementation Workshop
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, prior to the regular session and will be one not to miss. “Introduction to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Project Planning and Implementation" is the title, and it will be presented by the Corps' National Planning Center of Expertise for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction. It will consist of several modules addressing different aspects of the coastal planning process, including:
• The Corps' Six Step Planning Process;
• Environmental Analyses;
• Coordination with Other Federal Agencies;
• Economic Considerations;
• The Budget Process;
• Continuing Authorities Program and other programs; and
• Study Approval Process with Expected Timeline to Proposed Construction.
The course will also include a panel discussion. The modules will seek to refer to project examples and allow for attendees to interact with the Corps' presenters.
Agenda.

Post-conference field trip the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 21: A guided tour of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lake Borgne Surge Barrier, a 10,000-foot-long, 26-foot-high surge barrier scheduled to be operational by June. Sold out - waiting list only.

Registration fees

ASBPA member
Before Sept. 10 $350
After Sept. 10 $400
At the door $450
Workshop $175
Field trip $35

Non-ASBPA member (registration includes 2011 ASBPA membership)
Before Sept. 10 $450
After Sept. 10 $500
At the door $550
Workshop $175
Field trip $35


 

Student member
Before Sept. 10 $200
After Sept. 10 $200
At the door $200
Workshop $50
Field trip $35

Student (registration includes 2011 ASBPA membership)
Before Sept. 10 $225
After Sept. 10 $225
At the door $225
Workshop $50
Field trip $35