Restore America’s Estuaries 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Tampa Convention Center Tampa, Florida October 20-25, 2012 Take Advantage of EARLY BIRD Rates! REGISTER NOW
Majora Carter Keynote Speaker Majora Carter, a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Award-winner and nationally recognized economic development leader, Majora Carter will be the keynote speaker at Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration.
The Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida, October 20-25, 2012. Carter will share her experiences in urban habitat restoration and what it can do for the communities that depend on them as part of her keynote talk: “Restoring Ecosystems, Strengthening Communities – A Firsthand Experience.” She will discuss what she’s learned as an on-the-ground restoration leader and provide food for thought as to how communities and restoration can thrive even in these challenging economic times. Majora Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public-radio series: The Promised Land. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 when few were talking about “sustainability,” and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx. Since 2008, her consulting company, the Majora Carter Group, has exported Climate Adaptation, Urban Micro-AgriBusiness, and Leadership Development strategies for Business, Government, Foundations, Universities, and economically under-performing Communities. For more on Majora: ww.majoracartergroup.com. Follow her on twitter at @MajoraCarter and on facebook.com/majoracarter
RESTORE AMERICA’S ESTUARIES 6TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COASTAL AND ESTUARINE HABITAT RESTORATION The 6th National Conference will bring together stakeholders from across the country, including top representatives from federal, state, and local government, corporations and businesses, non-profit and grassroots organizations, and educational, scientific, and research institutions. We expect more than 1,000 attendees, 130 exhibitors, 160 poster presentations, and 400 presenters in 80 high-level sessions dealing with the newest and best approaches to coastal habitat preservation and restoration. For additional Conference information, please visit www.estuaries.org/conference.