Connect, Inspire, Empower

Coast to Coast 2016 will connect people with shared interests and passion for marine and coastal areas, in ways that leave you inspired and empowered to create positive change.

Connect Inspire EmpowerThe Coast to Coast Conference 2016 marks the twelfth occasion for this biennial event. One that has continued to develop, not simply in the quality of the discussion topics, but also in the level of support received from attendees both locally, interstate and overseas.

Delegates will include leaders, managers and researchers from community and non-government organisations, coastal volunteers, universities, private companies, regional natural resource management organisations and all levels of government.

As the host of the conference, the Victorian Coastal Council aims to make Coast to Coast 2016 innovative and inspirational, with a series of multi-streamed sessions and workshops that will enable attendees to better understand and respond to coastal and marine issues and sustainable outcomes. The conference offers a platform for delegates to raise the profile of marine and coastal environments and their values, and provides a variety of networking opportunities.  

Outline Program

  • Monday: Marine and Coastal Workshop Day (separate registration to conference required), Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday: Full day conference
  • Wednesday: Field trips, Executive Forum and Conference Dinner
  • Thursday: Full day conference

This conference will appeal to anyone interested in or working in the field of coastal and marine research, planning, management, education, resource use and policy.


Official Conference Hashtag

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Gold Sponsor


Conference Host

Victorian Coastal Council

Conference Supporters

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