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

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Who Should Attend?

State of the Coast is the largest gathering of scientists, policy-makers, planners, business interests, and private citizens 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.

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, etc.)
  • Landowners and managers
  • Environmental and wildlife advocates
  • Emergency planners
  • Sportsmen and recreational interests
  • Advocates of Louisiana culture
  • Resource managers
  • Educators
  • Students

Attendees join 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 are among them. These are key elements of the State of the Coast conference.

Conference Venue

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

SOC2023 is returning to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans. The building provides more than 1.1 million square feet of total exhibit space.

The Morial Convention Center is a top-10 facility among similar buildings nationwide, and SOC2023 will make full use of its spacious corridors and ample meeting space.

​Once the meetings are over, it’s easy to enjoy the city from the Convention Center. Great restaurants, hotels, and music venues are just blocks away from the Convention Center, with the French Quarter within walking distance.

Area Information

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities — it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food, and music. Come down and experience one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations. As the official New Orleans tourism guide, is loaded with information on things to do, where to eat, great places to stay, and more.