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Special Conference Events

Sunday Tours

Sunday, February 8, 1-5 p.m.

Get energized for the days ahead! Join one of four tours (New Wastewater Technology, Nisqually Estuary Restoration, Urban Innovative Projects, King County 'Walk the Line'Details are available on the Sunday Tours page.

Reception at the Seattle Aquarium

Sunday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sip a glass of wine, enjoy delicious appetizers, gaze at coastal marine life, listen to engaging speakers and mix with conferees in a gorgeous waterfront setting.


Monday, February 9, 5-7:30 p.m.

The highlight of the conference, this event showcases the inspiring, informative and groundbreaking research that examines the state of the Salish Sea and our opportunities for restoring and protecting it. Fill your plate from the buffet of delicacies and circulate amongst scientists, policy makers, non-profit organizations, and others, as they highlight critical research focusing on the Puget Sound Georgia Basin ecosystem.

Artists’ Reception

Tuesday, February 10, 6-7 p.m.

Amateur and professional photographers take aim at the scenes they feel best capture the Salish Sea, and student artists (grades 3-7) depict what the ocean means to them. Explore artists’ inspiration, thoughts on the state of the Salish Sea, and how their work might integrate with your own. Refreshments will be provided.

Environmental Film Festival

Tuesday, February 10, 7-10 p.m.

The second Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference Environmental Film Festival will showcase short films from Canada and the United States illustrating the challenges and inspiring stories surrounding this unique ecosystem. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Puget Sound Partnership

Environment Canada / Environnement Canada

Georgia Basin