ASBPA's 2018 National Coastal Conference: "Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides"

Galveston, Texas
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Early registration for the conference runs through Sept. 29. 
From Sept. 30 until Oct. 23 is regular registration. 
Onsite registration opens Oct. 29.
ASBPA's 2018 National Coastal Conference: "Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides"
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:00 AM -
Friday, November 02, 2018 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Gaveston Island Convention Center
(866) 505-4456
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77551
United States

Join us for three days of coastal science, policy, technology and advocacy in Galveston, Texas.  The conference begins on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. and adjourns at noon on Nov. 2.  It includes over 200 plenary and concurrent sessions and a poster session.

A complete conference program is available online at beginning June 25.

Pre-conference short course
Tuesday, Oct. 31 , 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  “Government Operations" & "Coastal Geology"
Modules of the Certified Coastal Practitioner certification, presented by the Coastal Zone Foundation.

Post-conference, half-day field trip

Friday, Nov. 2, noon-5 p.m -- includes box lunch,

“Exploring Galveston County’s Shoreline”

Explore Galveston County’s shoreline during this field trip led by local coastal experts.


A complete conference program is available
online at beginning June 25.

Hotel reservations

The San Luis Resort has rooms starting at $169 per night.  A limited number of government

rate rooms are available. The resort fee has been waived and self-parking is at no charge.   

Call the Reservations Department at 1-800-392-5937 and say that you are with the 2018 ASBPA National Coastal Conference to receive these special rates. 

The deadline for hotel rooms is Sept. 29.


Contact Information

  • Phone: 239/489-2616
    Fax 239/362-9771

Payment Instructions

  • The conference fee for ASBPA members is $445 ($395 prior to Sept. 29), for nonmembers is $545 ($495 prior to Sept.29), for full-time students members is $75 and for full-time student non-members is $100. After Oct. 23, there is an additional $50 late fee surcharge for member and nonmember registrations.

    Send checks or government purchase orders to ASBPA, 5460 Beaujolais Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33919-2704. To be officially registered, actual payments must be received by Oct.23, 2018.

    There is a $50 cancellation fee for all cancellations prior to Oct. 23.  After Oct. 23, there are no refunds.
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