Sea Grant Gatherings
There are several meetings and events for Sea Grant professionals.
Sea Grant Academy is a program for professionals new to Sea Grant. Once they apply and are accepted, participants completed a two-week program. The first week is typically spend in the greater Washington, D.C. area learning about Sea Grant history, structure and function; NOAA; the federal government; and several useful skills. The second week is spent in a location outside of Washington, D.C. The Academy typically occurs every two years.
Sea Grant Week is the biennial conference of Sea Grant leadership. The nature of the conference shifts over time, but it in general the conference includes professional development and working sessions for leaders in all areas of Sea Grant’s work. It is hosted by a different Sea Grant program each time it occurs. Sea Grant Week is typically co-scheduled with meetings of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board and Sea Grant Association.
The Sea Grant Extension Assembly-Communicators Meeting is the biennial joint meeting of extension and communications professionals across Sea Grant. It is held in years opposite Sea Grant Week. Agendas and specific plans change each time, but it typically includes business meetings as well as professional development and sharing. The meeting is hosted by a different Sea Grant program each time it occurs.
Regional Meetings: Most Sea Grant regions gather annually or biennually for regional meetings. Find out more information by talking to someone in your Sea Grant program.
The Sea Grant Educators Meeting is typically held annually and in conjunction with the National Marine Educators Association conference, which is in a different location each year.
Additional sectors of Sea Grant professionals gather for workshops, business and professional sharing. Ask others with your Sea Grant program or ask your federal program officer for details about connecting