Photo of Conference Hotel
June 10 – 13, 2019
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Registration

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to hold the 2019 All Hands meeting at the premier coastal Alabama destination, The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. In addition to its beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach side location, The Lodge offers a number of amenities. Download the park map.

Pre-registration is open for the Esri Drone2Map workshop scheduled for Monday, June 10 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
Pre-registration is open for the Microplastic Sampling workshop scheduled for Monday, June 10 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
Space is limited for both workshops.

Tools Cafe’ 

Join us Monday night, June 10th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for our 2019 Tools Cafe’. Participant information is available and the bingo cards are back. So download the tool descriptions and plan what you want to see and learn more about. This year’s reception is sponsored by Esri.

Tools Cafe’ participants, download and submit these forms for Reserving A/V Equipment at The Lodge for the Tools Cafe’.

Reservations

Hotel rates are: Government Rate (state and federal) $165/night and non-government group rate $175/night. If calling, please ask for the GOMA Meeting room block. To make Hilton government rate reservations:  https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PNSLGHH-GMAG-20190608/index.jhtml. To make nongovernment rate reservations: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PNSLGHH-GMAN-20190608/index.jhtml The reservation deadline is May 9, 2019.

Update! We have a limited room block available at the Hotel Indigo and just a few rooms remain. This block closes Friday, May 24th. Reserve your hotel accommodations now.

Things to Do

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism launched a new program, Signature Experiences. This site is your gateway to extracurricular activities on Alabama’s Beaches and surrounding areas.

AGENDAS

Team & Initiative Agendas

Coastal Resilience Team
Data and Monitoring Team
Education and Engagement Team
Habitat Resources Team
Water Resources Team
Wildlife and Fisheries Team

Conservation, Restoration, and Resilience Planning Cross-Team Initiative  June 12 Salon II
Ecosystem Services Cross-Team Initiative  June 13 Salon II
Marine Debris Cross-Team Initiative  June 13 Salon I

All agendas are draft and subject to change. Please contact your Team’s or Initiative’s coordinator for more information.

Daily Schedules

SUNDAY – JUNE 9   Registration is open from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the Gulfview Lobby.

MONDAY – JUNE 10, 2019
Pre-Meetings and Special Sessions

  • Registration Open
    7:00am – 5:00pm  Gulfview Lobby

  • Exhibitor Setup
    3:00pm – 5:30pm  Gulfview Lobby

  • Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Community of Practice Workshop
    8:00am – 5:00pm Gulfview Salon III/IV

  • ESRI Workshop
    12:30pm – 4:30pm  The Burrow

  • Microplastic Training Workshop
    1:00pm – 4:30pm  Dogwood

  • Paddle the Gulf Meeting
    1:30pm – 4:00pm Live Oak III

  • Alabama Meet and Greet
    5:00pm – 6:00pm  Sandpiper

  • Tools Cafe and GOMA Reception
    5:30pm – 8:30 Gulfview Salon I ESRI logo

 

 

Networking Sponsor: Chenier Plain Alliance

TUESDAY – JUNE 11, 2019
Plenary and Team Meetings

  • Registration Open
    7:00am – 5:00pm  Gulfview Lobby 

  • Registration, coffee, and networking
    7:30am – 9:00am  Gulfview Lobby 

  • Get to Know GOMA Breakfast
    8:00am – 9:00pm  Gulfview Salon III and IV

  • Opening Plenary
    9:00am – 12:00pm  Gulfview Salon I and II

  • 12:00pm  Lunch (on your own)

  • Priority Issue Team Meetings (concurrent)
    1:30pm – 3:00pm

  • 3:00pm  Break – exhibit viewing and networking

  • Team Meetings Continue (concurrent)
    3:30pm – 5:00pm

Networking Sponsor: The Balmoral Group

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 12, 2019

  • Registration Open
    7:00am – 5:00pm  Gulfview Lobby 

  • Registration, coffee, and networking
    7:30am – 9:00am  Gulfview Lobby 

  • Priority Issue Team and Cross-Team Meetings
    8:00am – 10:00pm 

  • Professional Development – “Lead with the Tiny Cow” – Crafting More Effective Visual Storytelling with David Garraway, MSU Television Center
    8:00am – 8:30am

  • 10:00am  Break – exhibit viewing and networking

  • Team and Cross-Team Meetings Continue (concurrent)
    10:30am – 12:00pm 

  • 12:00pm  Lunch (on your own) 

  • Seagrass Community of Practice
    12:00pm – 1:30pm  Salon III

  • Priority Issue Team/Cross-Team Meetings
    1:30pm – 3:00pm 

  • 3:00pm  Break – exhibit viewing and networking

  • Team Meetings Continue (concurrent)
    3:30pm – 5:00pm

Networking Sponsor: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

THURSDAY – JUNE 13, 2019

  • Registration Open
    8:00am – 5:00pm  Gulfview Lobby

  • Registration, coffee and networking
    7:30am – 9:00am  Gulfview Lobby

  • Priority Issue Team and Cross-Team Meetings (concurrent)
    8:00am – 10:00am

  • 10:00am  Break – exhibit viewing and networking

  • Team and Cross-Team Meetings Continue (concurrent)
    10:30am – 12:00pm 

  • 12:00pm  Lunch (on your own) 

  • Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network
    12:00pm – 1:30pm  Salon III

  • Priority Issue Team/Cross-Team Meetings
    1:30pm – 3:00pm

  • 3:00pm  Break – exhibit viewing and networking

  • Team Meetings Conclude (concurrent)
    3:30pm – 5:00pm

  • Exhibitor Breakdown Complete
    4:00pm

  • 5:00pm Adjourn – see you in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2020

Networking Sponsor: The Harte Research Institute

SPONSORS

We have some new and unique sponsorship opportunities this year. Contact Becky Ginn for more information.

2019 Tools Café

ESRI logo

Partner

EPA logo

Gulf of Mexico Program logo

Equinor logo

Shell logo

Cell Phone Charging Station

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System

Network Breakout Sessions

Harte Research Institute logo

Dauphin Island Sea Lab logo

Bamoral Group logo

Chenier Plain logo

Supporter

Gulf Sea Grant logo

NOAA -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury logo

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine logo

Mobile County Alabama logo

Alabama State Lands Division logo

Patron

XYLEM (YSI)
Northern Gulf Institute (NGI)
Ocean Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Mote Scientific Foundation
National Audubon Society
Stantec
Geosyntec
Volkert, Inc.

CONTACT US

Sponsorship: Becky Ginn
Development Director, Gulf of Mexico Alliance
228-547-4808
Becky.Ginn@gomxa.org 

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

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