13th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference

October 10 – 11, 2017
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA

This year we are returning to the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, where we hosted the  2007 State of the Estuary Conference. The Scottish Rite Center, built in 1927, is a stunning  building on the shore of beautiful Lake Merritt.

Every two years, the Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.  The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges. 

Conference Menu

Call for Poster Abstracts
Registration
Venue
Conference Schedule At a Glance
Outstanding Environmental Project Award
2017 Jean Auer Environmental Award
Volunteers
State of the Estuary Conference 2015

Call for Poster Abstracts

The poster session allows participants to present their findings and meet colleagues in an informal setting, including the presentation of detailed, technical information of individual topics and studies that cannot be covered adequately in the plenary sessions. The posters will be on display for the duration of the conference. The call for poster abstracts will be released in June. View the poster abstracts from the 2015 State of the Estuary Conference.

Registration

Registration will be available in July.

Venue 

The State of the Estuary Conference will return to the Scottish Rite Center this year.


Conference Schedule At a Glance 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

8:00 AM – 9:00AM Registration
9:00AM – 12:15PM Morning Plenary Sessions
12:15pm – 1:35PM Lunch & Poster Session
1:35PM – 5:00PM Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 7:00PM Poster Session & Reception

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 

8:00 AM – 9:00AM Registration
9:00AM – 12:00PM Morning Plenary Sessions
12:00pm – 1:20PM Lunch & Poster Session
1:20PM – 4:45PM Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
4:45PM Meeting Adjourned

Outstanding Environmental Project Award

Every two years, Friends of the San Francisco Estuary presents awards to outstanding environmental projects that benefit the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watersheds. These awards are given out at the biennial State of the Estuary Conference. Qualified projects significantly benefit the Estuary; show measurable results, and have not been externally mandated (for example, to resolve an enforcement action). Projects represent diverse locations, environmental categories, and project sponsors. Nominated projects should further the goals and objectives of the Estuary Partnership’s Estuary Blueprint, the comprehensive plan for a healthy and resilient Estuary. Read more...

2017 Jean Auer Environmental Award

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is seeking nominations of individuals for the Jean Auer Environmental Award. The award is given in memory of Jean Auer, a beloved Bay Area environmentalist whose groundbreaking efforts were directed particularly at improving water management in California. The award will be presented at the thirteenth biennial State of the Estuary Conference, October 10-11, 2017, at the Scottish Rite Center near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Read more…

Volunteers

The conference organizers will need volunteers to help with registration or conference logistics.  Volunteers will receive free registration on the day(s) that they work the conference.  Each person will be scheduled to a 5 hour shift.  Shifts will run from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12 PM – 5 PM.  Volunteers might be able to view a few presentations during their actual shift time, but the rest of the day volunteers can attend the conference at no charge.  In addition, volunteers will be able to attend the poster session and reception at no cost on the day(s) they volunteer.   We will need the majority of volunteers during the morning shifts.

Volunteer Contact:
Karen McDowell, SFEP
510-622-2398
karen.mcdowell@sfestuary.org

State of the Estuary Conference 2015

Download the full poster program, abstracts, and conference program. Visit the State of the Estuary Report page for the report itself and online resources.