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Robert Craig <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 6 Apr 2023 10:30:31 -0400
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Register now to join us on May 16, 2023!
Spring NEARC 2023
Early Bird Registration and Scholarship Applications End Soon!
Two deadlines are fast approaching for the Spring NEARC Conference
Don’t miss your opportunity to register for the conference at our Early
Bird Rate by April 14th! Scholarship applications are accepted until April
7th (this Friday)!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Registration is Open!
Early Bird Pricing (After April 14th, rates increase $10):

● Professional - $65
● Professional Presenter - $65
● Student - $35
● Student Presenter - Free
Register Online
Limited Scholarships Are Available

The NEARC Board of Directors has established a Scholarship Fund to provide
a limited number of discounted registrations for applicants who might not
otherwise be able to attend. Professionals and students are encouraged to
apply. Deadline to submit an application is April 7th.

Application forms:
● Students
● Professionals
Conference Program
The conference schedule has been posted to the NEARC website. There will be
three full tracks of concurrent sessions, plus a full track of Esri
Technical Sessions (exact presentations and schedule will be released later
this week!). There will also be a series of workshops available to
View Program
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Austin Becker
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Austin Becker, Associate Professor and
Chair of the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode
Island. As an interdisciplinary scientist, Austin works across the fields
of planning, policy, engineering, and ocean science. He creates and tests
tools that help decision makers engage with complex problems involving
uncertainty, consequences of natural hazards and large-scale shifts in
climate, and the resulting challenges in policy and planning. This includes
communicating storm impacts to emergency managers; perceptions of climate
change amongst port administrators (globally); impacts of hurricanes on
port communities; barriers to resilience investing at northeast ports; and
vulnerability assessments undertaken by US ports. He has received funding
from DHS, USACE, DOD, Dept. of Transportation and has worked directly with
numerous industry groups. He serves as an expert member of the United
Nations Expert Group on Climate Adaptation for Transport. In 2020, he was
appointed as Visiting Fellow at the US Naval War College, where he
undertakes research on hazard impacts to Naval Station Newport and the
surrounding municipalities. Dr. Becker has over 50 peer-reviewed
publications and in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Sloan Foundation
Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences. He earned a PhD in Environment and
Resources at Stanford University and maintains a 500 Ton USCG Captain’s
Overnight Accommodations
For overnight accommodations, here are our recommendations for two local
hotels in the area.

Holiday Inn South Kingstown (Newport Area)
3009 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI
Hampton Inn South Kingstown (Newport Area)
20 Hotel Drive, South Kingstown, RI
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
NEARC | c/o Delaney Event Management, 46B Main Street, Winooski, VT 05404
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