2012 Project Participants’ Symposium Agenda

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2012 Project Participants’ Symposium Agenda

Project Participants' Symposium

The Project Participants’ Symposium is open to all individuals whose work affects coastal Virginia and who have worked directly with Virginia Sea Grant through our research, extension, education, or communication activities or other partnering. The Symposium offers opportunities to learn about VASG projects and network with fellow project participants. As an attendee of the Symposium, you are also invited to the Annual Seafood & Wine Reception which is attended by leading state and federal policy makers and is co-sponsored by Virginia Seafood Council and Virginia Sea Grant. If you partner with VASG but have not received your invitation, please contact vsgpubs@vims.edu to request more information.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Symposium starts at 9:30 AM
Seafood & Wine Reception starts at 7 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
555 Canal St.
Richmond, VA

Draft Agenda

10:00 – 10:30am Symposium registration
10:30 – 10:45am Welcome. Overview of the Day, and Introductions. Troy Hartley, VASG Director
10:45 – 11:30am Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report, and Strategic Plan Mid-Course Review Part I. Troy Hartley, VASG Director
11:30am – 12:15pm Achieving Broader Impacts. Outreach
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:00pm Keynote. Visual & Creative Facilitation in Science Communication
Julie Stuart, Making Ideas Visible
2:00 – 3:15pm Communicating Science. Panel presentations and discussions among key audience segments for science and research on communicating science.

  • Heidi Geisz, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
  • David Detlor, Deputy Director, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science & Technology
  • Diane Tennant, journalist, Norfolk
  • Susanna Priest, George Mason University communication researcher
  • Julie Stuart, Visual facilitation
3:15 – 3:45pm Poster Mingle [refreshment break]
3:45 – 4:15pm VASG Research & Fellowship Portfolio. Susan Park, VASG Assistant Director for ResearchOverview of 2011 Coastal & Marine Science RFP awards and Fellowships:

  • Research—SLR and Inundation; Project Development; Coastal Community Adaptation; VASG Science RFP projects.
  • Fellowships—Knauss; Population-dynamics; VASG Grad Fellowship design
  • Internships—Law School; Coastal & Marine Policy Interns; VASG-VCP-MPPDC coastal planning and policy intern.
4:15 – 4:45pm Strategic Planning Part II: Emerging Issues, VASG Responsiveness. Troy Hartley
4:45 – 5:00pm Closing remarks and wrap-up. Troy Hartley
7:00pm Seafood & Wine Reception [co-sponsored with Virginia Seafood Council]