South Carolina Aquarium 2017 Plastic Pollution Summit

The Charleston Gaillard Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, March 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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South Carolina Aquarium 2017 Plastic Pollution Summit

The Charleston Gaillard Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, March 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution

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Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution

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Registration Type

Early Registration

Dec 1 - Jan 31

Advance Registration

Feb 1 - Feb 28

Registration (Final)

March 1 - March 29

Conference - Full Day $65 $80 $95
SCA Member $50 $65 $75
Student $10 $10 $10
Conference - Half Day $35 $45 $55
Lunch $35 $50 $65
Lunch Student $15 $15 $15
Pre-Conference Workshop $10 $10 $10

Complementary Events & Opportunities

Morris Island Anecdata Plastics Workshop


This workshop is sold out!  Charleston Water Taxi will host a limited number of attendees on a scenic cruise through Charleston Harbor to uninhabited Morris Island, a strategic Civil War site. During the 30-minute cruise, Dr. Barbara Beckingham from the College of Charleston and Barent Roth from The New School will lead guests in using 5 Gyres plastic pollution technology to sample for microplastics in Charleston Harbor. Upon arrival to Morris Island, celebrate the South Carolina Aquarium’s launch of the Anecdata citizen science app with us by engaging in a beach sweep. Created by the MDI Biological Laboratory, Anecdata.org is a citizen science community designed to crowdsource meaningful, actionable environmental data to help build a bigger picture of our changing environment.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.
Reservations required. Charleston Water Taxi will board at the Maritime Center, adjacent to the South Carolina Aquarium. Please contact Christi Hughes at (843) 579-8529 or chughes@scaquarium.org for more information.

Plastic Planet: Turning the Tides on the Plastic Pollution Crisis


Want to continue the conversation, or can’t attend the daytime sessions? Join us for the finale of the Aquarium’s Holland Lifelong Learning series. This panel discussion will explore innovative viewpoints on approaching this growing threat to our planet’s health through the perspectives of global and domestic policy, marine science, corporate innovation, and grassroots mobilization.

The panel will be followed by the Aquarium’s Annual Watershed Dinner to further discuss collaborative solutions to plastic pollution alongside the Aquarium’s Board of Directors, engaged supporters, and summit speakers.

Wednesday, March 30, 2017, 6 – 10 p.m.
Reservations required. Please contact Sarah Burnheimer at (843) 579-8595 or sburnheimer@scaquarium.org to purchase tickets.
Charleston, located on the coast of South Carolina, is known for its vibrant culture, rich history, exquisite architecture, celebrated cuisine and friendly locals.

In town for the conference? Stay for the weekend. Charleston is consistently rated one of America’s top cities. Named No. 1 city in the US by Conde Nast Traveler for the sixth consecutive year, we were also voted the World’s Best City in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards.

Accommodations


The Charleston Gaillard Center is located in historic downtown Charleston and is easily accessible via short walk, bicycle or taxi ride from various hotels in Charleston’s Historic District.

The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau offers an extensive directory of area accommodations searchable by location, date and style of lodging.

Transportation


Options for transportation in Charleston include various local taxi companies like Charleston Green Taxi, services by Uber and Lyft, as well as Scoop, a free transportation service that utilizes electric vehicles. The Charleston Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) also operates a free downtown trolley, DASH.

 

Event Parking


Parking is available for $5 CASH ONLY on entry at both the Gaillard Garage (33 Alexander Street) and the Aquarium Garage (24 Calhoun Street).