2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium

The Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme for the 2020 event is "Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future." Bays and Bayous will formally begin at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and end at noon on Thursday, Dec. 3. 

Additional topical workshops will be held on Monday, Nov. 30; before the event begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1; and after the symposium concludes on Thursday, Dec. 3. 

The symposium focuses on (but is not limited to) coastal science research, education and outreach in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Scientists from universities, NGOs and government agencies share their research findings at the event, and leaders from coastal municipalities showcase their resilience and conservation efforts. Educators and extension professionals also present their research and successful outreach efforts. Popular topics at the symposium include oil spill impacts, habitat management and restoration, climate and hazard resilience, living resources, and water quality and supply.

Typically, the symposium includes 150-200 poster and oral presentations, and the event is known as a networking opportunity for the 350-450 coastal science professionals and students who attend. The symposium also includes special awards for top student presenters.

This site will be updated throughout the planning process as more information becomes available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Bays and Bayous Symposium provides an opportunity for the community to learn about the state of our coastal environment. This symposium brings together a broad array of scientists, resource managers, industry representatives, business leaders and policy makers from throughout the southeast to promote information exchange and networking related to coastal issues that impact the long-term health of our coastal resources. 

The theme of the 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium is "Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future." This three-day event will include presentations, topical workshops and discussion by local resource managers, scientists and active participants in watershed stewardship. Presenters will share the best available science of the condition of the lands, waters and living resources essential to the resilience of coastal communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico region. The Bays and Bayous Symposium showcases the latest information on the opportunities and challenges facing our region's coastal habitats, marine resources, coastal communities and economies, and environmental literacy. 

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Important Dates

  • Call for abstracts: May 1, 2020
  • Registration opens: May 1, 2020


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Venue Location

Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino
(228) 435-5400
https://www.goldennugget.com/biloxi/

Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530

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