May 31 - June 2, 2023 • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center • New Orleans, LA


Frequently asked questions

  • Who should attend?
    • State of the Coast is the largest gathering of scientists, policymakers, planners, business interests, educators and private residents concerned with the future of the Louisiana coast.
    • The conference presents relevant, timely information that can benefit a wide array of attendees from many backgrounds. If you’re interested, we welcome you to come.
    • Learn more here.
  • Why attend?
    • State of the Coast is the largest conference of its kind. It offers unique networking opportunities, timely and relevant presentations on our coast and its future, and interesting plenary addresses and panel discussions.
    • The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) hosted State of the Coast 2021, the sixth biennial conference, in partnership with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The Water Institute of the Gulf and Louisiana Sea Grant.
    • SOC2021 consisted of three days of virtual presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,000 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users and interested residents attended the virtual State of the Coast.
    • Learn more here.
  • I am having trouble registering through Cvent. How can I get help?
  • What if I want to register a group of attendees?
    • You can do so through the regular registration process. Simply click “Add Group Member” on the Registration Summary page. You will be prompted to enter each attendee’s name, contact information, address and optional demographics.
  • What are the COVID guidelines for the conference?
    • TBD if applicable.
  • Where should I park for the conference?
    • This information will be provided well in advance of the event.
  • Can sponsors present talks, panels and/or posters?
    • We encourage everyone to propose content for the conference. There is, however, no relationship between sponsorship and what presentations are accepted for the conference by the Program Committee.
  • What if I can only attend two days? Is there a special rate for that?
    • Yes. See rates on our registration page.
  • Is there a booth worker registration?
    • While you are welcomed to bring additional people to staff your booth, all exhibitor staff must be registered to attend the conference.
  • How is the conference addressing issue of diversity, equity and inclusion?
    • At the State of the Coast Conference, we are committed to representing all perspectives and coastal voices.
    • At SOC2023 we will offer:
    • Additionally, we are capturing more data during the registration process to learn more about equity and diversity among our conference attendees. This is an optional survey at the end of the registration process meant to help us learn how we can better serve our community.
  • How do I make sure that I am getting all the relevant SOC information?
    • Make sure you’re signed up for the SOC email list.
    • After you register, if you don’t see a confirmation email within an hour, check that it didn’t end up in your junk mail folder. If it did, move it to your inbox and add to your contacts.
  • Will there be a virtual attendance option?
    • No, there will not be a virtual attendance option for State of the Coast 2023, but some content may be made publicly available after the conference. For many participants, the networking facilitated by an in-person gathering is among the most rewarding parts of State of the Coast, and we hope to encourage that.


Sponsorship & Exhibitors

Donna Betzer, Development Director



James Karst, Communications Director