Education, Training and Public Information

2023 Sea Grant Extension Assembly Meeting

DateTuesday, November 07, 2023 | 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
LocationIn Person
Contact Theresa S Talley | | 858-200-6975

Registration IS OPEN!

Registration: $625


San diego, California

7-9 November, 2023


Welcome to California!

California's 840-mile direct length includes 3,425 miles of coastline that meander through four distinct coastal bioregions-- from the peaceful majestic forests of the north coast to the bustling arid beaches and bays of the south coast. Coastal uses are as diverse as the state's ecosystems- including fishing and agriculture, open spaces, military bases, and shipping, with 11 major seaports and over 700 marinas. Along with its 39 million residents, California's iconic coastline lures 214 million visitors a year to surf, swim, boat, hike, eat local, and participate in awesome conferences :) .

On behalf of California Sea Grant and USC Sea Grant, we are excited that we get to share part of our great state with all of you and appreciate you making the trip.

On this page you will find the information you need to register and plan your trip. If you have questions or see something missing, please let us know!


The 2023 Extension Assembly Meeting Organizing Committee

Theresa Sinicrope Talley, CA SG,

Amalia Almada, USC SG,

Bryan Fluech, GA SG,

Darren Okimoto, HI SG,

Steve Sempier, MS-AL SG,

And a team of wonderful volunteer colleagues who are working hard to make this an enriching and fun gathering


Meeting goals & Agenda

Goals & Purposes

  • Strengthen relationships and collaborations across the Sea Grant Extension Assembly
  • Sustain and strengthen effective extension programs given emerging opportunities and challenges
  • Provide time for collaborative work and professional development





CONFERENCE SLIDE SHOW: the faces of sea grant!

We thought that a fun way to learn about each other would be to have a slide show playing in the background in the main meeting room that shows a slide with a photo of each meeting attendee followed by a slide with a fun fact about yourself or a quote.

If you would be willing to participate, please add a photo of yourself (preferably something that clearly shows your face) along with your name and SG program, and your fun fact or quote to this Google slide presentation. If you are unable to access the presentation, please email your photo and fact to Theresa,



Bahia Resort Hotel & Conference Center

998 W Mission Bay Dr.

San Diego, CA 92109

Ph: +1.858.488.0551

Please reserve your hotel rooms by Thursday, 05 October 2023 online at this direct link (code: SEA2023).  We have a block of rooms held at $209/night plus taxes and fees. 



Closest airport: San Diego International Airport (5.5 miles away)

Closest train station: Old Town Transportation Center (5 miles away)

Ground transportation: All common taxi and ride-share companies operate in this area

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates a trolley and city buses. Neither are efficient as transportation between the airport/train stations and the venue, but are worth checking out for any excursions you may take! The trip planner is here or use the maps app on your smartphone and choose 'public transportation' as your mode of transport.


about san diego

San Diego is a city of about 1.4 million people that sits in the County of San Diego (total population of almost 3.3 million people). It is immediately adjacent to the US-Mexico Border; with strong cultural influences from Mexico, it also boasts a highly diverse community with over 100 languages and dialects spoken. While San Diego is often referred to as the "Birthplace of California" because it was the first site to be settled by Europeans, this region is historically home to the Kumeyaay Indigenous people.

Besides a few fun facts about San Diego, there is just too much to say to describe this exciting, outdoor-oriented, multi-cultural city. Check out the San Diego Tourism Authority's website (Explore, Plan tabs) to learn more about things to do!



Map of California Indigenous Pre-contact Trbal Territories

California Sea Grant, headquartered in San Diego County, acknowledges, honors, and offers our gratitude to the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cahuilla and Cupeño people and land. San Diego is built on the un-ceded territory of these people. We recognize that this acknowledgment does not replace action. As visitors of this territory, we commit to building meaningful relationships with the original stewards of this land, and deepening our understanding of the history of colonization.  Today, the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cahuilla and Cupeño people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community.  We acknowledge their tremendous contributions to our region and thank them for their stewardship.



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