June 1-3, 2016    •    New Orleans, LA    •    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Who Should Attend?



State of the Coast is the largest gathering of scientists, policy-makers, planners, business interests and citizens concerned with the future of the Louisiana coast. As a conference we pride ourselves on presenting relevant, timely information that can benefit a wide array of attendees from many backgrounds.

Attendees to our State of the Coast conferences represent a diverse spectrum of coastal interests:

  • Scientists and coastal researchers
  • Engineers
  • Elected officials and government agency representatives (federal, state and local)
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Coastal business owners and representatives (energy, fisheries, navigation, tourism, etc.)
  • Land owners and managers
  • Environmental and wildlife advocates
  • Emergency planners
  • Sportsmen and recreational interests
  • Advocates of Louisiana culture
  • Resource managers
  • Educators
  • Students

Our attendees come to State of the Coast for many reasons: networking, sharing ideas, creating partnerships, learning new information and renewing personal interest and energy to restoring coastal Louisiana. These are key elements of a State of the Coast conference.

If you are looking for an experience... then State of the Coast 2016 is for you!

“The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana did an extraordinary job in hosting the 2012 State of the Coast Conference and assembling speakers for some of the best sessions on coastal restoration that I’ve attended in the last two decades. In addition to dynamic speakers, the sessions that I attended were hosted  by moderators that facilitated meaningful dialogue during the question and answer periods. I will mark my calendar and look forward to attending State of the Coast 2014.” - Greg Grandy, Senior Environmental Manager, Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.

“State of the Coast is the only national-caliber meeting that I know of that is focused exclusively on coastal Louisiana.”Dr. Alex Kolker, coastal scientist

“The State of the Coast conference was a great opportunity for T. Baker Smith to get our name and our coastal experience in front of the movers and shakers in coastal Louisiana.  Also, by attending the sessions, our coastal engineers and environmental professionals were able to get a first-hand look into the research and lessons learned  from projects across the state.  Our attendance and involvement in the State of the Coast conference has been a success for T. Baker Smith.” - Paula Rome, Corporate Marketing Director, T. Baker Smith