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Association of National Estuary Programs

2017 National Estuary Program Spring Tech Transfer Meeting

Strength through Adaptation

Sponsored by the Association of National Estuary Programs

May 3, 2017
Meridian Institute, Washington DC
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." Charles Darwin

General Information

Location: Meridian Institute, 1800 M St. NW, Suite 400 N, Washington DC, 20036. Nearby metro stations include Farragut North (red line), Farragut West (blue, silver, and orange lines) and DuPont Circle (red line).

Audience: NEP Directors, U.S. EPA NEP leads, key staff

Security requirements: Any government issued ID

Meals: Light refreshments and snacks will be served, meals on your own

The meeting will focus on programmatic and organization-level issues and include lightning talks (3 slides in 3 minutes), in which a selection of NEPs will present a success story, lesson learned, or current challenge relevant to each session's agenda topic.

Meeting Registration

ANEP meeting registration fee: $110. To register for the ANEP meeting, go to this Tillamook Bay NEP registration page.


Accommodations are on your own.


For questions regarding the Spring Tech Transfer meetings and agenda please contact Lexie Bell.

For question regarding registration, please contact Lisa Phipps.


May 3, 9AM - 5PM: Tech Transfer Sessions

For each session, we hope to have 5 to 8 lightning round presentations (each no more than 3 slides and 3 minutes). Our goal is to have each session's presentations represent the various NEP organizational type (government agency, nonprofit, or academic institution). The presentations will be followed by round table discussions.

9am-9:15am: Meet and greet

9:15am-10:30am: Session 1- NEP messages for national communications

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12pm Session 2- CCMP Updates: Lessons learned under new guidance

12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm: Session 3- Funding beyond Section 320: Sharing lessons learned

1:30-2:30pm: Session 4- Strengthening regional partnerships between NEPs

2:30pm-2:45pm: Break

2:45pm-3:45pm: Session 5- Approaches to sharing the State of the Bay reports

3:45-4:00pm: Session 6- Wrap-up/Fall Tech Transfer agenda discussion

May 4, 9AM - Noon: Optional Legislative Outreach Meetings


Read this detailed 2/9/2017 draft agenda.