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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - 2017 Symposium

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

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Thanks to all who attended the 2017 Symposium! 

Get Symposium updates on social media using the hashtag #APES17 and by following us at @APSounds!

WHEN:

  • November 1st, 2017; 8:00am - 5:15pm

WHERE:

Accomodations: A block of rooms have been reserved for Symposium attendees at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University. The cut-off date for the Symposium rate is October 10th.

  • 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. 

 

AGENDA

 

 

Time Event
8:00am 

Symposium Registration & Coffee; Poster Set-up

9:00am 

Opening Plenary

9:35am 

Concurrent Sessions 

  • The Value of the Albemarle-Pamlico Region
  • Fish Habitats
10:40am 

Break/Posters

11:00am 

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Education and Stewardship
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
  • Ecological Flows
12:00pm

Lunch & Watershed Comments from N.C. Secretary Regan and V.A. Secretary Ward

1:25pm 

Concurrent Sessions

  • Innovative Conservation Strategies
  • Watershed Planning and Partnerships
  • Addressing Local Water Quality Issues
2:30pm 

Panel Discussion

  • Eyes on the Horizon: Utilizing Partnerships to Address Regional & Community Issues
3:30pm  Break/Posters
3:45pm

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Emerging Collaborations
  • Re-emerging Issues
  • Emerging Tools and Technologies
4:50pm Closing Plenary

 

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 abstract submission is Wednesday, October 25th at 5pm

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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