2019 COAST Annual Meeting
New two-day format!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Lightning Talks
Deadline to submit lightning talk abstracts: Monday, March 4, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting

COAST members from throughout the CSU are invited to attend a two-day event April 17-18, 2019, at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach. New this year, we will have a half-day of lightning talks and an evening mixer on Wednesday, April 17,  preceding the Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 18. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Five-minute lightning talks for interested faculty members and students. We're particularly interested in climate change related research (e.g., species distributions, sea level rise, ecophysiology including but not limited to ocean acidification and hypoxia), but welcome talks on any COAST-related topic. There will be plenty of time for discussion and networking. Any student may attend and students may present if their faculty advisor is present. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. The deadline to submit lightning talk abstracts is Monday, March 4, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Informal gathering at Enclave at the Hilton Long Beach (adjacent to the lobby). No-host bar. Come and meet your colleagues and get to know each other better! 

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: COAST Annual Meeting at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach (full breakfast starting at 8:00 am, lunch will be provided). 

The morning will include a panel that will feature CSU social scientists with expertise in public health, environmental justice and natural resource economics as a mechanism to inspire our more STEM-oriented members to engage in multidisciplinary approaches to the myriad questions that our coast and ocean currently face.

The afternoon will feature a science communication workshop facilitated by COMPASS. Meeting attendees will receive professionally led training in use of the Message Box, a tool to help scientists identify the most essential information needed to explain what you do and why it matters to the media, stakeholders, decision makers, or even your parents. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively with non-scientific audiences. Draft agenda available here.

Our budget allows us to reimburse each campus for travel costs for two individuals, and each campus determines on its own who those two individuals will be. We suggest you coordinate with your Campus Representatives if you plan to attend the COAST Annual Meeting. 

Travel Information

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Long Beach for 4/17/19 (the night before the meeting) and will be paid for directly by COAST. Reservation of these rooms are available through the registration form.

Eligible Reimbursements: COAST will reimburse each campus for eligible travel expenses for up to two travelers following travel. Additional individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend at their own expense. Lodging reimbursement will be limited to one night unless prior arrangements with COAST are confirmed. If COAST will be reimbursing your campus for your travel, please plan to be at the meeting in its entirety. 

Reimbursement Process: Travelers must submit a travel claim to their home campus to receive reimbursement. Please work with your Department to arrange travel, get any necessary paperwork in order, authorize travel prior to trip, and reimburse travel after your trip. Your Department will reimburse you, and COAST will then reimburse your Department once we receive documentation that you have filed your travel claim.

To seek reimbursement from COAST, please have your Department staff submit a copy of travel claim and/or documentation to Beth Pardieck. COAST will reimburse via CPO fund transfer to your campus. For any travel related questions, please contact Kimberly Jassowski, COAST Program Support Coordinator (kjassowski@csumb.edu​ or 831-582-4209).