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Community Outreach Tables

The 2024 State of the Estuary Conference will include a catered evening reception on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM that will feature posters, an art exhibit, sponsor tables, and community tables.

Community tables are intended to provide Tribes and community-based organizations (CBOs) working in frontline communities in the San Francisco Estuary an opportunity to engage with the conference audience in an informal setting, to share their goals and the work that they do, to create partnerships with other organizations across the Estuary, and to generate awareness and support.

Who are community tables for? 

Community tables are intended for Tribes and CBOs that are focused on promoting environmental justice in frontline communities (communities that experience the “first and worst” consequences of climate change) in the San Francisco Estuary, especially communities of color and indigenous and low-income communities. Community tables are not intended for government agencies, colleges and universities, or private companies. We encourage these groups to consider becoming a sponsor, which can include a sponsor table at the event. 

What are the benefits of community tabling? 

Community tables can be used to highlight programs and draw attention to the important work being done in communities around the San Francisco Estuary. They also provide an opportunity to interact with the conference audience in an informal setting and form new partnerships and relationships across the Estuary. Additionally, accepted community tables will be provided with one free registration to Day 1 (March 12) of the conference.  

**Please review the Community Table Guidelines for additional information.**

How can I request a community table? Who should I contact with questions? 

Community table requests and related questions should be sent to the Conference Table Chairs, listed below. Space for community tables is limited, so it is best to reach out sooner than later. The deadline to request a community table is March 4, 2024. Once accepted, community tables will be sent a brief online registration form. 

Community Table Chairs 

Diana Fu, San Francisco Estuary Partnership, diana.fu@sfestuary.org 

Jennifer Adams, Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto, jadams@nuestracasa.org 

Melissa Foley, San Francisco Estuary Institute, melissaf@sfei.org