Local coordination is being led by NEIWPCC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Geological Survey with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
The theme for the upcoming symposium is “Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore“. From freshwater to marine systems, the prevalence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) is a national environmental challenge, and solutions are needed. Celebrating this event in New York – the only state with Great Lake shorelines, marine coasts, and the diverse range of ecosystems between these extremes – creates an ideal setting to discuss progress in understanding algal bloom ecology and the solutions necessary to prevent and reduce HABs.
This conference is open to all registrants. Attendees will include national representatives and researchers from academia; state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; and watershed organizations.
Congratulations to Thayne Yazzie, STEM Education Outreach Coordinator at Salish Sea Research Center, for the winning logo contest submission!
A note from Thayne: “The logo includes the outline of New York state surrounded by two bodies of waters which represent the Atlantic and Pacific Coast lines. As I was creating this design, it just so happened that the two coastlines began to form what looked like the number 11. There are a variety of phytoplankton species throughout the logo which are designed in the style of Coast Salish tribes. I myself am Native of the Navajo, Otto, Cherokee, Mohawk tribes. There is also the Hudson River representing freshwater systems and a sun bringing the entire ecosystem together.”
Symposium Chairs & Local Organizing Committee
Poster abstracts will continue to be accepted as space permits through July 15, 2022 (11:59 PST).
Travel award applications are now being accepted until Friday, June 3 (11:59 PM PST). Travel awards are offered to graduate students, postdocs, and resource managers through support from the National Office on Harmful Algal Blooms. If you’d like to apply for travel awards, please fill out the relevant form: Students & Postdocs or Managers.
Anticipated to open in Spring 2022, registration will be accepted via check or credit card. To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will not be providing on-site registration; for more information, please see the COVID-19 Policy outlined below.
Check Payments: Please make checks payable to NEIWPCC. When mailing in your check, please reference your confirmation number on the check itself, or mail the check with a printed copy of your confirmation. Please include the check number when registering, if available (not required). Checks must be received within two weeks of submitting conference registration.
The Hilton Albany is located at 40 Lodge St, Albany, NY 12207 in the heart of New York’s historic State Capitol. Further details on how to make reservations will be made available as we near closer to conference registration.
In the Area:
The Hilton Albany is a 15-20 minute drive, 45 minute bus ride, or a $20-25 Lyft or Uber from Albany International Airport. The nearest Amtrak station, Albany-Rensselaer, is a 30 minute walk, 15 minute bus ride, or a $9-12 Lyft or Uber to the venue. For more information on local public transportation schedules and routes, please visit www.cdta.org.
You are invited to join the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor! Why should your organization partner with the 11th US Symposium on Harmful Algae? In one word: visibility! Being an exhibitor or sponsor gives your organization the exciting opportunity to engage and develop a deeper network within the HAB community. With a guarantee to reach national professionals in the HAB field, this conference provides an excellent marketing vehicle to a targeted and attentive audience.
Check out additional sponsorship details and available options HERE.
For questions or concerns about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Maryann Dugan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEIWPCC is committed to providing an event that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community. NEIWPCC requires all individuals who participate in the 11th US Symposium on Harmful Algae to be fully vaccinated in order to attend.
Guests must show proof of vaccination when arriving at the event. Accepted proof of vaccination includes the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital photograph of the vaccination card. To protect confidential information, NEIWPCC will not maintain copies of these documents, and any records provided will be discarded.
In addition, all attendees must adhere to all 11th US Symposium on Harmful Algae Conference safety measures. The 11th US Symposium on Harmful Algae will operate according to the prevailing federal, state, county, and city laws, regulations, recommendations, and guidelines, as well as venue-specific regulations for the Hilton Albany, as they are in effect over the 11th US Symposium on Harmful Algae dates (including but not limited to face mask requirements, social distancing, etc.).
To ensure safety, we will not be accepting on-site registrations.
We will continue to revise our procedures as needed to reflect the current state of the pandemic.
Banner photograph by Wolfgang Vogelbein, used with permission.
For general questions on attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring at the 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae, please contact Maryann Dugan at 978-349-2052 or email@example.com.