Virtual Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference 2022

Honoring our Ancestors: Visions for Future Generations and the Salish Sea

April 26-28, 2022

Important Dates

 

Call for Submissions Closed  September 21 – November 1, 2021 Read More
Early Bird Registration Closing Soon! December 8, 2021 – February 7, 2022 Read More
Conference Schedule Announced Available Now Late January, 2022 Read More
Regular Registration February 8 – April 20, 2022 Read More
Conference Dates April 26-28, 2022  
Picture of an open laptop computer. on screen is an image of a Coast Salish woman holding a traditional drum and her young grandson on her lap. The top of the screen says: "Welcome Song: Patti Gobin, Tulalip Tribes"

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

    For information on how to become a sponsor, please email ssec@wwu.edu

    Presenting Sponsors

    Blue logo for the United State Environmental Protection Agency
    Puget Sound Partnership logo

    Gold Sponsors

    Department of Ecology logo in the shape of Washington State, with three bands of color as light blue sky, green mountains and dark blue water

    Silver Sponsors

    Valley Supply Company logo in blue and grey block letters
    King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Logo

    Bronze Sponsors

    Port of Seattle logo
    The SeaDoc Society logo: People and science healing the sea
    Washington Sea Grant logo
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife logo
    BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Logo

    Supporters

    Governor's Salmon Recovery Office Logo
    United States Geological Survey logo

    About the Conference

    The Salish Sea is an international sea that includes the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, Canada and Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, US. It’s an area of spectacular beauty, biologically rich marine waters and rich cultural history. The Salish Sea is also experiencing detrimental impacts of human development and has suffered significant loss of marine fish and wildlife populations.

    The Salish Sea name recognizes the Coast Salish peoples who were the first inhabitants and who continue to reside in the region. Over seven million people live, work and play in the Salish Sea watershed. They benefit from the area’s rich natural resources and deep culture. Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA anchor the northern and southern portions of the ecosystem and provide dynamic economic growth and highly urbanized environments. By the year 2025, the Salish Sea regional population is expected to be over nine million people. Sustaining the Salish Sea ecosystem is critical to economic vitality, the preservation of indigenous cultures and quality of life.

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