Symposia and Workshops

In Observance of World Wetlands Day – 50th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention*
Virtual: Live presentations will be hosted through Zoom

Schedule of Presenters

Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:00-10:30 a.m. PST

Dr. Dirk van Driel, Director, UNESCO West Coast Biosphere, South Africa

Dr. James Robinson, Director of Conservation, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK

Saturday, February 6, 4:00-5:30 p.m. PST

Christine Prietto, Hunter Wetlands Center, Australia

Seung Oh Suh, Executive Director, Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia Suncheon Bay

Sunday, February 7, 10:30-noon PST

Dr. Bill Mitsch, Everglades Wetland Research Park, Florida Gulf Coast University, Chair of US National Ramsar Committee

Dr. Christine Whitcraft, California State University, Long Beach


REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: Access to participate in all weekend sessions for only $5.


Organized by @nbconservancy and growing group of partners.

Interested in how you can get involved with planning, sponsoring or volunteering at this event. Contact Newport Bay Conservancy,

* The Ramsar Convention (formally, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat) is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value. It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran, where the Convention was signed in 1971.

Past Conferences

2/1/2020 Be the Change: Climate Solutions for a new Decade

LISTEN to the presentations on SOUNDCLOUD.COM

ONLINE RESOURCE HUB: This resource guide is a compilation of references (i.e. videos, scientific papers, websites, etc.) specifically related to climate change, with an emphasis on solutions. It is filled with science-based information from highly reliable sources, particularly because this subject can often times be very confusing, misleading, polarizing, and highly political.