Virtual Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference 2022
Honoring our Ancestors: Visions for Future Generations and the Salish Sea
April 26-28, 2022
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|Call for Submissions Closed||September 21 – November 1, 2021||Read More|
|Early Bird Registration Closed||December 8, 2021 – February 7, 2022||Read More|
|Conference Schedule Announced Available Now||Late January, 2022||Read More|
|Regular Registration Closing Soon||February 8 – April 20, 2022||Read More|
|Conference Dates||April 26-28, 2022|
We invite a diversity of conference participants to come together to create a new vision of the Salish Sea based on knowledge of the past, the lessons of the present, and a hope for the future.
Our aim is that this conference will help us see how we can “work together in the spirit of all our Ancestors to carry out our responsibilities for this ground on which we stand or for this water on which we depend for our sustenance, our way of life.”
We hope that our diverse conference experiences will provide learnings and spur connections from which we create the change that is needed for future generations to thrive and prosper in harmony with the Salish Sea.
Please join us in creating the conference and future that we envision.
Italicized text quotes from the 2010 Coast Salish Gathering Treatise
Virtual Conference Includes
- Over 200 Presenters Across Concurrent Sessions
- Live Plenary Sessions
- Live Poster Sessions with Interactive Opportunities
- Snapshot Presentation Recordings
- Networking Opportunities
- Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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We are excited to announce that the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (SSEC) has been endorsed as a UN Ocean Decade activity, in recognition of our role in guiding solutions to the challenges facing the Salish Sea. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) provides an opportunity to create a new foundation across the science-policy interface to strengthen the management of our oceans and coasts for the benefit of humanity. Aligned with the UN Ocean Decade, the SSEC provides a platform to improve scientific collaboration, share data, and promote interdisciplinary and transboundary dialogues to support knowledge-based collective action.
About the Conference
The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference brings together scientists, knowledge holders, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community and business leaders, and policy makers to share science and stories of the Salish Sea. It is the premier scientific research and policy gathering in the Pacific Northwest. The presentations and discussions that occur at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference are a platform to build shared policies and practices to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea and its watersheds. The outcomes are improved scientific collaboration, data sharing and dynamic discussions on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem, and collaborative action. The Conference is administered by Western Washington University’s Salish Sea Institute.