MAD Coastal Career Development Workshop: June 3, 2019, in Washington, DC

Date/Time: Monday, June 3, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Duke University in DC Office, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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, recent graduates, and early-career coastal professionals. The Coastal Society will host the workshop at the Duke in DC office and in coordination with Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW). Conveniently, the Duke in DC office is across the street from the Ronald Reagan Building where most CHOW activities will take place. Please note that this is not an official part of the CHOW conference and a separate registration is required. You do not need to attend the CHOW conference to attend this workshop. Join us to jump-start or enhance your coastal career path!

 Preliminary Program Description: This full-day event will feature two morning plenary sessions where seasoned professionals will share personal insights on pathways to coastal-related career options in the academic, governmental, private, and non-profit sectors. The afternoon will be devoted to interactive break-out sessions focused on honing skills and sharing tools to boost your career. During lunch and breaks, attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers, potential mentors, and each other.

Click here to see the Workshop 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. 


Workshop registration supports the entire Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program and includes lunch, coffee/tea, and snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks, contact list of workshop participants and speakers, and digital copies of all workshop materials.

For questions about the workshop program, including inquiries about speaking, becoming a mentor, and sponsor, please contact Tom Bigford at or Kim Grubert at For questions about registration, please contact Judy Tucker at


 We thank our sponsors:

  • The Ocean Foundation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Duke in DC and the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment





We thank our partners:

  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Capitol Hill Ocean Week