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QR codeASBPA's 2015 National Coastal Conference:
"Broadening Coastal Perspectives"

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

2015 National Coastal Conference

  • Online registration for the 2015 ASBPA National Coastal Conference is closed. You can register at the door starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday (for the conference) or 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (for the short course ONLY) on the third floor of the Intercontinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Ave.
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  • Sponsorships are available. If you are interested in one of these fantastic opportunities, please email for more information.
  • Sponsors
  • Hotel: New Orleans Intercontinental Hotel 444 St. Charles Ave. 1-504-525-5566, Standard hotel room: $199/day single or double. The deadline for hotel rooms is Sept. 21. Mention ASBPA when you make your reservation.
  • Transportation: New Orleans is served by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and a wide range of airlines. For additional information, go to Ground transportation options include taxi service, shuttle service, limousine service and public transportation is available. Amtrak serves New Orleans via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, 1001 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Go to for further information.
  • ASBPA National Coastal Conference Official Discounted Airport Shuttle
    In order to be able to book discounted airport shuttle travel online you must book at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time.

Conference Timeline

*Full-day Short Course: “Concepts of Resilience for Coastal Systems” and “Coastal Zone Management and Federal Coastal Regulation" Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and includes lunch.

ASBPA board meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Registration opens: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.
Plenary session: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m.
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6-7 p.m.
Concurrent sessions: Thursday, Oct. 15, 8-11 a.m., 1-5:00 p.m.
Luncheon: Thursday, Oct. 15, noon – 2p.m.
Awards: Thursday, Oct. 15, noon
Scavenger Hunt: Thursday, Oct.15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Concurrent sessions: Friday, Oct. 16, 8-11:00 a.m.
*Field Trip: Friday, Oct. 16, Noon -5 p.m., includes box lunch. “Geology and Flood Risk of New Orleans”

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


Registration fees

ASBPA member
Before Sept. 11 $375
After Sept. 11 $425
At the door (begins Oct. 7) $475
Full day short course $175

Half-day field trip $75

Non-ASBPA member (registration includes 2015 ASBPA membership)
Before Sept. 11 $475
After Sept. 11 $525
At the door $575
Full day short course $175

Half-day field trip $75


Student member
Before Sept. 11 $75
After Sept.11 $75
At the door $75
Full day short course No Charge
Half-day field trip $35

Student non-member (registration includes 2015 ASBPA membership)
Before Sept.11 $100
After Sept. 11 $100
At the door $100
Full day short course No Charge
Half-day field trip $35

Organizational Co-Sponsors COPRI Coastal Studies Institute AIWA Tulane University LA Sea Grant CBC