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Symposium Schedule Overview

Session Themes
Theme I: Economics  
Theme II: Financial Tools Theme V: Legislative Issues
Theme III: Outreach and Education Theme VI: Design Issues
Theme IV: Strategies Theme VII: Social/Cultural Issues

SEE: Breakout presentations
or Program PDF

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 Monday, March 25
Tuesday, March 26
Continental Breakfast

Introductory Speakers:
Penny Dalton, Director, Washington Sea Grant
David Hanson, Sea Grant Extension Program Leader, Oregon Sea Grant
Mayor Marilyn Strickland, City of Tacoma
Don Meyers, Port of Tacoma Commissioner
Debra Friedman, University of Washington-Tacoma Chancellor
Derek Kilmer, U.S. Congressman


Are We Ready? Hazard Resilience and What it Means for Working Waterfronts

Moderator: Ron Sims, Former Deputy Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development

Video (Youtube)

Panel Members:
Bill Needelman, Planner, City of Portland, Maine
Eric Holdeman, Principle, Eric Holdeman & Associates
Steve Goldbeck
, Chief Deputy Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
Kevin Ranker, Washington State Senator

Refreshment Break
Concurrent Sessions
Time ↓ A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6
10:15 International Perspectives on Preserving Working Waterfronts Infrastructure The Impacts of Shipyards on Local Economies Creative Materials and Design for Working Waterfronts Getting Practical: Sociocultural Dimensions of & Considerations for Working Waterfronts Balancing Tacoma Waterfront Uses: Living, Working & Cultural-Educational Perspectives Coastal Smart Growth: Approaches for Working Waterfronts Preservation
13:45 B1 B2


B4 B5 B6
Making Working Waterfront Festivals Work: Successful Case Studies Using Regional Economic Tools to Grow Waterfront Industries

Integrating Public Access & Habitat into Working Waterfronts

Oral Histories I: Applying Insights Collected through Oral Histories for Resource Management & Planning Decisions Financing Tools for Working Waterfronts Sustaining a Small Community Working Waterfront
Refreshment Break
15:30 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6  
Making Connections—Linking People through and to the Working Waterfront Recreational  Fishing as Economic Driver Marine Spatial Planning and Working Waterfronts Oral Histories II: Using Oral Histories To Educate & Engage Communities about the Working Waterfront Government Funding Programs Strategies for Balancing Conflicts  
  Wednesday, March 27
Continental Breakfast


What is the National Working Waterfront Network?

Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant and NWWN Co-Chair

Announcing a Sustainable Working Waterfront Toolkit, From Research to Implementation

Video (Youtube)

Panel Moderator: Nick Battista, Marine Programs Director, Island Institute

Panel Members:
Jack Wiggin, Director, Urban Harbors Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston,
Working Waterfront Drivers of Change and Trends
Bob Swett, Coordinator, Florida Sea Grant Boating and Waterway Planning Program
The Economic Impact of Working Waterfronts around the Nation
Lisa Ayers Lawrence, Marine Education Program Leader, Virginia Sea Grant Marine Extension Program
The Working Waterfront Toolkit and Online Community
Stephanie Showalter Otts, Director, National Sea Grant Law Center, and NWWN Co-Chair
Using the Law to Address Working Waterfront Challenges: Statutory, Regulatory, and Policy Tools
Hugh Cowperthwaite, Fisheries Project Director, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
An Inventory of Financial Tools for Working Waterfronts
Kristen Grant, Marine Extension Associate with Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Tools in Action: 21 (and counting) Working Waterfront Success Stories 
Stephanie Showalter Otts
Where do we go from here? - Key Findings and Recommendations

Refreshment Break
Concurrent Sessions
Time D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6
10:15 Strategies for Recreational  & Commercial Fishing Coastal Program: Sea Grant Collaborations in the Working Waterfronts State and Federal Update Panel Strategies for Preserving Industrial Waterfronts in West Coast Cities Facing the Future: Waterfront Development Challenges in a Changing Climate State, Local and University Partnerships Stem the Tide


University of Washington College of Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich, Welcome Remarks
Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant, Introduction of Senator Patty Murray

US Senator Patty Murray, Keynote Address

Video (Youtube)

13:45 E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6
Healthy Local Seafood and Vibrant Working Waterfronts - Opportunities from Commercial Aquaculture Two-way Communication-Environmental Goals, Strategies, and Science NOAA Fisheries and the Coast:  Exploring Opportunities for a National Working Waterfronts Policy Working Waterfronts & Regulatory Constraints: A Collaborative Approach Maritime Heritage of Working Waterfronts—
Where Culture, History and Economics Meet
Seafood Industry Financial Tools, Community Fisheries Network
Refreshment Break
15:30 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 Tools
Role of U.S. EDA Coalition Building — Engaging the Public Regional Land Use Strategies Small, Medium & Large Working Waterfronts—
Establishing Value and Protecting from Encroachment

Telling the Story
of our Working Waterfront Communities

Sustainable Seafood & Working Waterfronts see Session Details
  Thursday, March 28

Continental Breakfast 7:15 AM

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Introduction to National Working Waterfront Strategy Session

Nicole Faghin, Washington Sea Grant and Symposium Co-Chair
Welcome Back, and Highlights of the Day

Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant and NWWN Co-Chair
Developing a National Strategy Together

8:15 – 8:45 AM

National Political Landscape: What Now?

Video (Youtube)

Kyle Molten, Field Representative for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Jeffrey Gabriel, Legislative Counsel for the National Marine Manufacturers Association
8:45 – 10:15 AM

Panel: Challenges of Working Waterfronts Nationwide

Video (Youtube)

Dick Vortmann, National Sea Grant Advisory Board, and former President,
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company

Panel Members:
Ryck Lydecker, BoatsUS, Representing recreational boating industry
Peter Philips, Philips Publishing, Representing the maritime industrial and commercial fishing industry
Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish, Representing Shellfish Industry
Rob Snyder, Island Institute, Representing Small Communities

Refreshment Break @ 10:15 AM

10:30 – Noon

Setting a National Working Waterfronts Agenda
A Strategy Session for all Symposium Participants

At the 2010 Symposium, participants called for the creation of a National Working Waterfront Network. The 2013 Symposium participants will help define this new Network's priorities, including regional approaches for the West Coast, large and small working waterfronts finding common ground, policy, research and more.


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