ASBPA's 2017 National Coastal Conference: "Beaches, Bays & Beyond"

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Early registration for the conference runs through Sept. 29. 
From Sept. 30 until Oct. 19 is regular registration. 
Onsite registration opens Oct. 19.
ASBPA's 2017 National Coastal Conference: "Beaches, Bays & Beyond"
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:00 AM -
Friday, October 27, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention
(954) 765-5900
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States

Join us for three days of coastal science, policy, technology and advocacy in Fort Lauderdale.  The conference begins on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. and adjourns at noon on Oct. 27.  It includes approximately 80 plenary and concurrent sessions and a poster session.

A complete conference program is available online at beginning June 1.

Pre-conference short course
Tuesday, Oct. 24 , 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  “Government Affairs" & "Biology/Ecology"
Modules of the Certified Coastal Practitioner certification, presented by the Coastal Zone Foundation.

Post-conference, half-day field trip

Friday, Oct. 27, noon-5 p.m -- includes box lunch, “Exploring Broward County’s Shoreline”

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


A complete conference program is available online at beginning June 1.

Hotel Reservations: 

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina is the host hotel. Conference room rates start at $159.

The deadline for hotel room reservations is Sept. 29.
Call 1-844-215-8232 or 954-463-4000 and use group code ASBPA or go to the reservation website:


Contact Information

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

Payment Instructions

  • The conference fee for ASBPA members is $440 ($390 prior to Sept. 29), for nonmembers is $540 ($490 prior to Sept.29), for full-time students members is $75 and for full-time student non-members is $100. After Oct. 17, 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.18, 2017.

    There is a $50 cancellation fee for all cancellations prior to Oct. 18.  After Oct. 17, there are no refunds.
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