Golden State Waters Action Summit: April 13th – 14th, San Francisco 

The Golden State Waters: San Francisco Bay and the World Ocean Summit is fast approaching on April 13th and 14th.  Brian Baird of the Bay Institute (and Golden Gate Collaborative co-chair) is hosting the Conference in San Francisco – and we think you should attend.

Top level policymakers will convene to discuss and make strong, actionable recommendations across five policy areas: Climate Change Adaptation; Marine Debris (trash); Marine Protected Areas; New Technology Applied to the Ocean, and Exploration.

The Collaborative Network’s success to date will play a key role informing the conversation on Marine Protected Areas.  It will be important to highlight the critical local role that Collaboratives play for communication, outreach, and implementation of the network, and what it will take to maintain our important work.

Brian Baird has organized many successful conferences in years past, including the California and the World Oceans conference series (1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010). This should be no exception, and will be kicked off with a Golden Gate Bridge cruise and reception at Autodesk’s Gallery on April 13th, followed by a day of discussion on April 14th.

For more information, and for tickets, please check here. The two day event is a bargain at $105, but the price will rise by $50 after April 1st.  We recommend that you register as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions about the conference, feel free to contact Brian directly at

We hope to see you there!