MAD Coastal Career Development Workshop: June 10, 2019, in Brockport, NY

Date/Time: Monday, June 10, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Coffee/tea starting at 8:00AM)

Location: The College at Brockport (SUNY), 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420

Overview: As part of the “Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program,” The Coastal Society (TCS) is proud to honor Margaret’s legacy with this full-day workshop designed to provide valuable skills and information to the next generation of coastal practitioners, particularly college students and early-career coastal professionals. The Coastal Society will host the workshop at the SUNY Brockport in coordination with the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 2019 Annual Conference. Learn more about the conference at the following link: IAGLR 2019 Conference.

Preliminary Program Description: The full-day event will feature a seminar-style morning session that features seasoned professionals who will provide personal insights on pathways to coastal-related career options in academic, governmental, commercial, and non-profit sectors. The afternoon session will focus on developing career skills, such as networking, resumé writing, interviewing, and job searching, with smaller break-out group discussions.  During lunch and breaks, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers, potential mentors, and their peers. Additionally, workshop participants will be invited to attend IAGLR’s opening reception on the SUNY Brockport campus following the workshop (June 10th at 6:00 PM). Join us to jump-start or enhance your coastal career path in the Great Lakes and beyond!

Click here to see a Draft Agenda. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please take our survey via the following link so we can better cater the program to you! TCS Pre-Workshop Survey

Check back in the coming weeks for program updates, such as a list of speakers.

Registration: Please register for this workshop at this link


Workshop registration includes a lasagna/salad lunch (vegetarian option available) along with coffee/tea and refreshments during morning and afternoon breaks. Please register by May 28 to reserve your Italian buffet lunch. If you register after May 28, an alternate lunch like a sandwich and chips may be provided. After you register, you will receive follow-up notifications (via e-mail) with additional details, such as the room locations for the workshop and parking information.

Please note that this workshop is not an integral part of the IAGLR-hosted conference events and a separate registration is required. You do not need to register for the IAGLR Annual Conference to participate in the workshop. However, workshop participants who register to attend the IAGLR Annual Conference are eligible for a $10 discount on the workshop registration fee. Attendees who enroll as members of The Coastal Society by the date of the workshop are also eligible for $10 off the registration fee.  

Hear from speakers representing the following organizations:

  • Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Ecology & Environment, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Research Consortium / NY Sea Grant
  • International Joint Commission
  • Journal of Great Lakes Research
  • NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
  • NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • State University of NY at Brockport
  • State University of NY at Geneseo
  • The Coastal Society


For questions about the workshop program, including inquiries about becoming a speaker or sponsor to support and connect with our motivated attendees, please contact Steven MacLeod at

For questions about registration, please contact Judy Tucker at


We thank our Sponsors:

  • International Joint Commission (Commission Mixte Internationale)
  • Ecology & Environment, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Research Consortium
  • New York Sea Grant
  • The Ocean Conservancy





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