Delaware Estuary: 2019 Science & Environmental Summit

January 28, 2019 9:00am to January 30, 2019 5:00pm

Early bird rates have ended for the science summit, but you can still sign up to attend. See below for rate information at The Grand Hotel.

Click here to register for the summit



The 2019 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit will be held held Jan. 27-30. The theme is Estuary 2029: Saving Our System Through Collaboration.

Every two years, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE)  holds a summit that focuses on developing practical solutions to challenges facing our tidal Delaware River and Bay. We invite scientists, managers, educators and the public. The coming summit will be a four-day event featuring dozens of experts and more than 100 presentations about clean water, healthy habitats, shellfish, tidal wetlands and more.

Since its launch in 2005, the summit has served as a catalyst for collaboration, bringing experts from diverse sectors who share a common cause and a passion for environmental preservation.

Who should attend?
  • Environmental researchers
  • Environmental education and outreach specialists
  • University extension specialists and marine agents
  • State and federal resource managers
  • Environmental consultants and corporations
  • Environmental interest groups
  • Municipal officials
  • Graduate and undergraduate environmental students
  • Concerned citizens
More information is available here.


Want to be a summit sponsor? Great!  Click here to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits.


Summit Fee Schedule

Dec. 4, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2019

Full Summit Rate: $390

Student Rate: $140

Daily Rate: $205

Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, 2019

Full Summit Rate: $475

Student Rate: $185

Daily Rate: $250

Registration is required for every attendee, including speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors, and payment is required to reserve your attendance.

Registration includes admission to sessions, as well as continental breakfast and lunch each paid day of the conference, and dinner on Jan. 28. Overnight accommodations are not included. This event will likely sell out, so please be sure to register early!

Hotel information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Grand Hotel, Cape May at a special discounted rate of $85 per night (plus 7% for sales and occupancy taxes). This rate is based on single or double occupancy, and each additional person is $20 per night. The discounted rate applies for Jan. 27 to 29, 2019. Book your room(s) directly with The Grand Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey by calling 1-800-257-8550. The special room rate applies if you book before Dec. 21. Mention that you are booking for the summit.


DRAFT Summit Agenda

This schedule of sessions is subject to change, but should provide a general idea of the topics.  Click here to open draft agenda.


For more information, visit the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary website here.

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