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ASBPA's 2014 National Coastal Conference:
"Promoting Healthy Coasts"

Join us for three days of coastal science,
policy, technology and politics in Virginia Beach, VA.

Promoting Healthy Coasts

The theme of the 2014 conference
is “Promoting Healthy Coasts”.

  • Online Registration (for conference costs, please see below)
  • Fact Sheet
  • Sponsors
  • Sponsorships are still available. If you are interested in one of these fantastic opportunities, please email exdir@asbpa.org for more information.
  • Hotel: Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront 3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, (757) 425-9000. Mention ASBPA when you call or reserve through the link. The deadline for hotel rooms is Sept. 12.*Additionally for Government Block reservations please use this link.
  • Transportation: Virginia Beach is served by Norfolk International Airport with AirTran, American, Delta, Southwest, United, Southwest and US Airways. For additional information, go to www.norfolkairport.com.
  • Program

Conference Timeline

*Full-day Short Course: Pre-conference workshop Tuesday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. located at the world famous US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility (FRF) at Duck, NC ("The Pier"). “Introduction to Coastal Data; Measuring, Monitoring and Instrumentation." A half day will be spent in the classroom reviewing the collecting and management of various types of coastal data and a half day touring the FRF and observing ongoing coastal data collection. Lunch and transportation to the FRF is included.
Half-day Student Short Course: “Oct. 14. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Limited to students only) "Professional Preparation: The Next Step after Graduation" is designed to help students prepare for the next step in their careers. Topics will include development of a CV versus a resume, refinement of interviewing styles depending on the job category (academia, industry, government), and an overview of what various career opportunities entail.
ASBPA board meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Registration opens: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.
Plenary session: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1-5 p.m.
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m.
Concurrent sessions: Thursday, Oct. 16, 8-11 a.m., 1-5:00 p.m.
Luncheon: Thursday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Awards: Thursday, Oct. 16, noon
Volleyball Game: Thursday, Oct.24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Concurrent sessions: Friday, Oct. 17, 8-11:00 a.m.
*Field Trip: Friday, Oct. 17, Noon -4 p.m., includes box lunch.The field trip will tour the 38 miles of Virginia Beach’s Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines. Project overviews will be provided for the City’s four active beach replenishment and two inlet navigation projects. We’ll start on the north side of town along the Chesapeake Bay, the site of the colonialist’s first landing, then tour the main resort beach hurricane protection project.

*Additional fee

Program, including times, is in draft form and may be modified

Registration fees

ASBPA member
Before Sept. 12 $375
After Sept. 12 $425
At the door (begins Oct. 8) $475
Full day short course $175

Student short course N/A

Half-day field trip $75

Non-ASBPA member (registration includes 2014ASBPA membership)
Before Sept. 12 $475
After Sept. 12 $525
At the door $575
Full day short course $175

Student short course N/A

Half-day field trip $75


 

Student member
Before Sept. 12 $75
After Sept.12 $75
At the door $75
Full day short course $175
Student short course No Charge
Half-day field trip $35

Student non-member (registration includes 2014 ASBPA membership)
Before Sept.12 $100
After Sept. 12 $100
At the door $100
Full day short course $175
Student short course No Charge
Half-day field trip $35

Organizational Co-Sponsors