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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - 2017 Symposium

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Ecosystem Symposium! 

Please click here to access the registration form. The symposium is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

WHEN:

  • November 1st, 2017; 8:00am - 5:00pm

WHERE:

Accomodations: A block of rooms have been reserved for Symposium attendees on the night of Wednesday, October 31st at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University.

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University: 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh NC 27606.
  • Rates for Symposium guests are $104.99 for a standard king room and $104.99 a standard double queen room. These rates do not inlcude taxes of 13.25%. 
  • Call 919-854-0001 or 1-800-HOLIDAY to make reservations. Request group code APN or group title APNEP. Reservations can also be made online, although the link does not always work on mobile devices.

WHO: 

Scientists, policy makers, natural resource managers, interested citizens, students and other regional stakeholders are encouraged to attend. 

WHAT:

Join the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership at the 2017 Ecosystem Symposium. The one-day event will encourage stakeholder collaboration to develop more effective approaches to identifying, protecting, and restoring the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico region. Its focus will be on emerging issues related to the human communities, water quality and quantity, and natural systems within watersheds that flow into our sounds.

2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of the National Estuary Program and Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP).  Help us build on the foundation and 30 years of success in forming collaborative partnerships to protect and restore our "Estuary of National Significance." Join us in keeping our “Eyes on the Horizon” as we continue to work together to develop strategies to implement our region’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan!   

If you or your organization would like more information about Symposium involvement and support, you can indicate that in your registration form or contact APNEP staff member Coley Cordeiro at coley.cordeiro@ncdenr.gov. 

 

DRAFT AGENDA*

Time Event
7:45am - 8:00am

Poster Set-up

8:00am - 9:00am

Symposium Registration & Coffee

9:00am - 9:30am Opening Plenary
9:35am - 10:35am

Concurrent Sessions - Human Communities: Balancing Human & Ecosystem Needs

  • Understanding Values of the Albemarle-Pamlico Region
  • Watershed Planning & Partnerships
10:40am - 10:55am

Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions - Human Communities: Balancing Human & Ecosystem Needs

  • Innovative Conservation Strategies
  • Emerging Tools & Technologies
  • Emerging Collaborations
  • Education & Stewardship
12:00pm - 12:55pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 1:55pm

Panel Discussion: Utilizing Partnerships to Address Regional & Community Issues

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions - Natural Systems

  • Habitat and Fish Passage
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
  • Pressing Issues
3:05pm - 3:20pm Break
3:25pm - 4:25pm

Concurrent Sessions - Water Quality & Quantity

  • Addressing Local Water Quality Issues
  • Ecological Flows
4:30pm - 5:00pm Closing Plenary

*Agenda is subject to change.

POSTERS:

Posters highlighting undergraduate or graduate research, or an APNEP partner project, are invited for display at the 2017 Symposium. Projects should in some way address a topic from APNEP's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), and the deadline for poster submission is October 18th

Poster presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their work during breaks and lunch, and posters will be on display throughout the day. When registering for the symposium, please indicate interest in being a poster presenter to receive updates and detailed information about poster requirements.

 

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