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South Atlantic Chapter 2024 Conference

South Atlantic Chapter 2024 Conference

6/19/2024 - 6/21/2024

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Sustaining Our Roots: Balancing Development, Conservation, and Wetland Restoration 

Join us for the SWS-SAC 2024 Conference in Pensacola Beach, Florida, from June 19th to 21st, 2024. Themed Sustaining Our Roots: Balancing Development, Conservation, and Wetland Restoration, this conference explores the critical intersection of wetland science, environmental conservation, and sustainable development. Featuring workshops, field trips, oral and poster presentations, networking opportunities, and a special focus on student mentorship, this event brings together professionals, academics, and students passionate about preserving our wetland ecosystems. Don't miss this chance to engage with experts, exchange ideas, and shape the future of wetland conservation!

Registration prices will increase after May 1, so register today!

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Tentative AgendaWednesday, June 19th, 20248:00 am - 12:00 pm: Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Implementing the Uniform Wetland Assessment Method (UMAM) for Wetland Impacts and Mitigation Projects in Florida (Matthew Miller, P.W.S.)
  • Workshop 2: Identifying FeS: A Hydric Soil Indicator in Coastal Wetlands (Richard Chinn)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm: Field Trips

  • Field Trip 1: Blackwater River State Forest and Escribano Point
  • Field Trip 2: Blackwater River Tubing
  • Field Trip 3: Project Greenshores (Phase 1) Guided Tour

5:00 pm onwards: Icebreaker Social and "The Humble Oyster" ScreeningThursday, June 20th, 20248:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and Welcome9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Oral Presentations (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Session 1A: Wetland Science: Flora, Fauna, Soils
  • Session 1B: Water Resources: Regulation, Treatment Wetlands

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Student Mentorship Luncheon1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Oral Presentations (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Session 2A: Wetland Landscape Processes, Mapping, Classification
  • Session 2B: Water Resources: Stormwater Management, Water Quality

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Coffee Break3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Oral Presentations (Concurrent Sessions)6:00 pm onwards: Poster Presentations and NetworkingFriday, June 21st, 20248:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration, Welcome, Student Poster Session Award Presentation9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Oral Presentations (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Session 3A: Wetlands and Climate Change
  • Session 3B: Wetlands and Society: Recreation, Socio-economics

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch Break1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Oral Presentations (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Session 4A: Wetland Policy and Implementation
  • Session 4B: Wetlands and the Economy: Green Energy/Jobs

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Coffee Break3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Networking6:00 Networking Event: Pensacola Blue Wahoos vs. Chattanooga Look-outs (Minor League Baseball, event is an additional charge and will include a ticket to the game, team hat, group photo on the field, and a 90 minute food buffet). 


Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor (1 available): $5,000•All the benefits of a Beach Mouse Sponsor•Company logo alongside the Conference Logo on all emails and marketing material•Large Company logo on the front of the SWAG bagStudent Poster Session Sponsor (1 available): $5,000•All the benefits of a Beach Mouse Sponsor•Individual company recognition of sponsorship at the selected break•Company representative included on the student poster session judging panel and will present the award to the student recipients•Company representative included in the student luncheon panel•Small company logo included on the swag bagBeach Mouse Sponsor (5 available): $3,000•All the benefits of a Sand Dune Sponsor•Additional 3 complimentary conference registrations (5 total, $2,250)•Medium sized company logo on the swag bagSand Dune Sponsor (10 available): $1,500•All the benefits of a Seagull Sponsor•Additional complimentary conference registration (2 total, $900 value)•Exhibitor boothSeagull Sponsor (unlimited and In-Kind Sponsor for Planning Committee Members): $1,000•Small company logo included on the swag bag•1 Complimentary conference registration ($450 value)•Company recognition at the start of each daySurf Break Sponsor (6 available): $550•Small company logo included on the swag bag•Individual company recognition of sponsorship at the selected break 


Hotel Information
*Note: group events will be taking place at The Holiday Inn Resort

We have rooms blocked off at the following locations. Please use the information below to reserve a room and mention you are with the Society of Wetland Scientists:

  • Holiday Inn Resort ($389/night), 14 Via De Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    • Book online
    • Direct contact for booking: Katie McPhail (DOS - Holiday Inn Resort) - katie@innisfreehotels.com
    • To book by phone: (850) 932-3536
  • Hilton ($389/night), 12 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    • Book online
    • To book by phone: (850) 916-2999 (mention the code "SAC" to receive the discounted room rate)
  • Fairfield Inn (20 rooms at a government rate of $389 - ID required), 16 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    • Book online
    • Direct contact for booking: Jessie Newell (DOS - Fairfield) -  jessie@innisfreehotels.com
    • To book by phone: (850) 932-1889
Holiday Inn Resort
14 Via De Luna Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32561 United States
Event Contact
Matthew Miller
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6/19/2024 - 6/21/2024
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