The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is holding the 2018 All Hands Meeting June 11-15, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Planning is in the final weeks. Please register now as we are quickly approaching meeting capacity. The registration is $100.

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Accommodations

The 2018 All Hands will be held at the Hilton Bayfront Downtown, St. Petersburg, Florida. The room block deadline was May 11, 2018 and the hotel is now full. Within seven minutes of the meeting venue you will find a Hyatt Place and Hampton Inn and Suites.

 

 

Schedules

Download the current draft 2018 MASTER All Hands Schedule (updated April 10th). If you need more information, contact GOMA Headquarters.

 

Monday, June 11

7:30am – 11:30am    Registration Open
8:00am – 5:00am      Monitoring Community of Practice Workshop updated 05.14.18 Registration is required.
10:00am – 5:00pm  GOMA Alliance Management Team Meeting
2:00pm – 4:00pm   Marine Debris Collaborative Portal Demo
3:00pm – 5:00pm     Kayak Trip with Nature’s Academyregister
Download directions from the hotel.
3:00pm – 5:00pm     Registration Open/Exhibitor Setup

Coffee breaks scheduled at 10:00am and 3:00pm

 

Tuesday, June 12

7:30am – 5:00pm      Registration Open
7:30am – 9:00am   Registration, coffee, and networking
8:00am – 9:00am   Get to Know GOMA Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm   Opening Plenary
12:00pm – 1:30pm    Lunch
12:00pm – 2:00pm     GOMA Business Advisory Council Meeting
1:30pm – 3:00pm     Team Meetings (concurrent)

    • Coastal Resilience
      Data & Monitoring
      Education & Engagement
      Habitat Resources
      Water Resources
      Wildlife & Fisheries

3:00pm – 3:30pm  Break – exhibit viewing and networking
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Team Meetings Continue
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Tools Cafe and Reception

 

Wednesday, June 13

7:30am – 5:00pm      Registration Open
7:30am – 8:30am   Registration, coffee, and networking
8:30am – 10:00am   Team Meetings (concurrent)

    • Coastal Resilience
      Data & Monitoring
      Education & Engagement
      Habitat Resources
      Water Resources
      Wildlife & Fisheries

10:00am – 10:30am   Break – exhibit viewing and networking
10:30am – 12:00pm   Team Meetings Continue
12:00pm – 1:30pm     Lunch on your own
12:00pm – 1:30pm        Blueways Trail Luncheon – RSVP by June 1st
12:00pm – 2:00pm        GOMA Regional Coastal Resilience  Project Advisory Committee Meeting
1:30pm – 3:00pm      Cross-Team Initiative Meetings (concurrent)

    • Marine Debris
      Ecosystem Services Assessment

3:00pm – 3:30pm   Break – exhibit viewing and networking
3:30pm – 5:00pm   Cross-Team Initiative Meetings Continue

 

Thursday, June 14

7:30am – 8:30am  Registration, coffee, and networking
8:30am – 10:00am  Team Meetings (concurrent)

    • Coastal Resilience
      Data & Monitoring
      Education & Engagement
      Habitat Resources
      Water Resources
      Wildlife & Fisheries

10:00am – 10:30am  Break – exhibit viewing and networking
10:30am – 12:00pm  Team Meetings Continue
12:00pm – 1:00pm       “Dispatches from the Gulf 2” viewing
12:00pm – 1:30pm    Lunch (on your own)
1:30pm – 3:00pm      Cross-Team Initiative Meetings/Team Meetings (if needed)

    • Conservation, Restoration, and Resilience Planning
      Data & Monitoring
      Education & Engagement
      Water Resources

3:00pm – 3:30pm      Break – exhibit viewing and networking
3:30pm – 5:00pm      Cross-Team Initiative / Team Meetings Continue (if needed)

Friday, June 15

No additional meetings scheduled at this time.
12:00pm                   Adjourn – see you in Alabama in 2019!

 

Agendas

Priority Issue Team Agendas

Teams are developing agendas specific to their action plan objectives. Stay in touch over the coming months with your Team as meeting priorities are developed. All are welcome to participate. Draft agendas were posted April 10th. All drafts are subject to change.

Cross Team Initiative Agendas

Special time will be dedicated to these initiatives during All Hands.

 

Our Sponsors

The Alliance is well into the planning stages of All Hands. It is never too late to get on board and help make the annual meeting a success. Download the Sponsor Information Form and Sponsorship Opportunities page for the 2018 meeting. Contact GOMA Headquarters with any questions on how you can support the meeting.

Partner ($10,000)

Equinor
Shell

Member ($5,000)

The Balmoral Group
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS)
Gulf Regional Sea Grant Offices
NOAA

Supporter ($2,500)

Northern Gulf Institute (NGI)
The Nature Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy
Harte Research Institute & Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative (GOMURC)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
EPA Gulf of Mexico Program
NatureServe
Mote Scientific Foundation
National Audubon Society

Contributor ($1,000)

National Wildlife Federation
Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation

Thank you to Nature’s Academy for hosting the kayak field trip.

 

 

 

Event Contacts

Sponsorship: Laura Bowie
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
228-215-1246
Laura.Bowie@gomxa.org

GOMA All Hands: Devany Tyler
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
228-215-3597
Devany.Tyler@gomri.org