2017 National Estuary Program Fall Tech Transfer Meeting
Location: EPA Region 1 Headquarters, Boston, MA.
Audience: NEP Directors, U.S. EPA NEP leads, key staff
Security requirements: Any government-issued photo ID
Meals: Light refreshments and snacks will be served, meals on your own
The meeting tech transfer topics and issues and the format will include lightning talks, breakout sessions, and field trips.
Meeting registration fees will be a la carte, depending on participation. For the full event, fees will range from $55 for dues-paying member staff to $165 for non-dues paying Directors. A fee schedule and registration form will be available September 17.
We have made arrangements with the Boxer Hotel for government rates, and the accommodations include a full breakfast. To make a reservation at The Boxer, just click here or call 617-624-0202. Our group name is “National Estuary Program Nov 2017.” Note that we will release any rooms we do not reserve by October 11th
For input on the program, contact Pamela.DiBona@state.ma.
Thursday, November 2
2 to 4 pm Regional EPA-NEP meetings, EPA Region 1 headquarters Boston
6 to 8 pm Directors meeting, location TBA
6 to 8pm Group dinner options provided
Friday, November 3
EPA Region 1 headquarters Boston
7:30 to 8:30 am Women of NEP breakfast (location TBD)
9 am Welcome, Introductions
Stan Hales, ANEP Chairperson
Regina Lyons, Region 1 Ocean and Coastal Protection Unit
Deb Szaro, Acting Region 1 Administrator
Surabhi Shah, EPA Partnership Programs Branch Chief
Technology Transfer Program
Theme: Expanding and Strengthening Connections to Achieve Results
Format: For each topic, NEP and EPA staff will present lightning talks describing relevant activities and results (5 slides x 5 minutes). This will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion to generate potential cross-NEP initiatives we will consider in the final discussion, and/or a list of needs to facilitate broader implementation where relevant.
9:30 Return on investment and/or economic valuation as means for describing the value of the National Estuary Program
10:45 State of the Bays/NEPORT/CCMP integration: measuring progress toward goals
12:30pm Keynote: Climate and underserved communities & populations
1:00 Science and monitoring in the NEPs
2:00 Innovations in NEP operations
3:15 NEP themes of the future: what have we heard today?
Saturday, November 4
EPA Region 1 Headquarters, Boston
9 am Welcome back, thoughts from Friday
9:15 Concurrent professional development workshops
- Lobbying and advocacy rules for nonprofits
- Beyond icebreakers: effective meeting planning
- Keys to a successful desktop financial assessment/audit
- On-the-ground communications
- ANEP Strategic Planning
12 pm Lunch
1-4 pm Field trip: Boston Harbor waterfront walking tour
6-8 pm Science Café (tentative)
Sunday November 5 – 9 am to 2 pm field trips, details TBA