2018 Summit: Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone.

Save the Date: November 7-8, 2018

VASEM will sponsor the 2018 Summit on the topic of Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone. This workshop-styled event focuses on urgent issues facing the people, economies, and infrastructure of Virginia that are located in the coastal zone. Program and registration information for the event is forthcoming.

Location: Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center, Richmond, Virginia

We are pleased to announce this event will be held in close proximity to the coastal region at the Virginia Science Museum in Richmond, Virginia. This historic building was designed as the Broad Street Train Station by John Russell Pope. Pope was also the architect of the Jefferson Memorial, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Program Committee

Co-Chair: Jennifer Irish, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
Co-Chair: Robert Weiss, Geosciences, Virginia Tech

Elizabeth Andrews, Law School, William & Mary
Larry Atkinson, Oceanography, Old Dominion University
Celso Ferreira, Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University
Jonathan Goodall, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia
Troy Hartley, Virginia Sea Grant Program
Robert Latour, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences

General Lester Lyles, U.S. Air Force (ret.), VASEM Board Member
Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin (ret.), VASEM Board Member
Patricia Dove, Geosciences, Virginia Tech, VASEM President

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The 2018 Summit Committee is accepting requests for sponsorship of the annual summit. Contact Andrew Densmore, VASEM Executive Director, or Dr. Robert Weiss, Associate Professor of Coastal Hazards. Sponsorship levels are:

Summit Sponsor $20,000 and up
Oral Session Main Sponsor: $10,000 to $19,999
Oral Session Co-sponsor: $5,000 to $9,999
Poster Session Sponsor: $2,500 to $5,000

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