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Fall Floodplain Institute

Spring Annual Conference

The North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers holds two conferences each year: a spring Annual Conference, typically in April or May on the East coast; and a Fall Floodplain Institute in October or November in the mountains of North Carolina. Both conferences provide opportunities to attend workshops and presentations, take the Certified Floodplain Manager exam, and mingle with your fellow floodplain managers.

The 14th Annual
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October 16-18, 2019
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Resort
Cherokee, NC

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Early Bird Rates Ends September 23, 2019
Hotel Block Rate Ends October 3, 2019

ASBPA 2019 National Coastal Conference
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC

We are pleased to be partnering with American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) for its upcoming National Coastal Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Oct. 22-25. The deadline for poster abstracts and nominations for student awards is Friday, Sept. 6. The deadline for hotel reservations and early registration rates is Saturday, Sept. 28.

We encourage you to submit a poster abstract, nominate yourself for a student award as applicable and  register now and join us at this important conference!

ASBPA’s National Coastal Conference provides an opportunity for coastal stakeholders and managers to develop collaborative networks to promote best management practices, while learning the latest science, engineering and policy needed to maintain and improve the health of our beachfront and estuarine shorelines and ecosystems.

This is mostly a technical conference with some policy, so geologists, engineers and biologists should plan to attend -- but also landscape architects, planners, managers and other coastal decision-makers will find many things of interest in the program. This is a national conference, but it has a distinctly Carolina Coast regional flavor. ASBPA has been expanding our work beyond beaches to address resilience, marshes, living shorelines, coastal flooding concerns, etc., but even on the bay-side our focus remains sediment, erosion and restoration.

This is a link to the current program at http://asbpa.org/conferences/; note there are six concurrent sessions on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25.

For more information on the conference go to http://asbpa.org/conferences/ or review the attached fact sheet.

Again we encourage you to register now (before Sept. 28) for the early-bird rate! See you in Myrtle Beach.


1.       The deadline for poster abstracts is Friday, Sept. 6.  The session is Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  Submit an abstract at http://asbpa.org/2019/05/13/2019-national-coastal-conference-poster-abstract-submittal/.
2.       Student award nomination are also due Friday, Sept. 6.  There are three awards, each include a stipend.  Go to http://asbpa.org/conferences/ for more information and how to submit.
3.       Our deadline for hotel reservations and early registration rates is Saturday, Sept. 28.

Conference Presentations

2019 Fall Floodplain Institute
October 16-18, Cherokee, NC
Program (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)

2019 Annual Conference
May 6-8, Wrightsville beach, NC
Program (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)

2018 Fall Floodplain Institute
October 17-19, Asheville, NC
Program (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)

2018 Annual Conference
April 15-18, Wilmington, NC
Program (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)

2017 Annual Conference

April 20-23, Atlantic Beach, NC
Program (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)

2016 Fall Floodplain Institute
October 19-21, Cherokee
Program (pdf)

2016 Joint NC/SC Annual Conference
April 10-13, Myrtle Beach, SC
Program (pdf)

2015 Fall Floodplain Institute
October 21-23, Cherokee
Program (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)

2015 Annual Conference
April 26-29, New Bern
Agenda (pdf)
Presentations (Google Drive)


Annual Conference
1989 - Boone
1990 - Asheville (ASFPM Natl Conf)
1993 - Kill Devil Hills
1995 - Charlotte            
1996 - Wrightsville Beach
1997 - Kinston
1998 - Myrtle Beach (w/South Carolina)
1999 - Wrightsville Beach
2000 - Atlantic Beach
2001 - Charlotte (ASFPM Natl Conf)
2002 - Atlantic Beach
2003 - Asheville             
2004 - New Bern           
2005 - Boone
2006 - Myrtle Beach (w/South Carolina)
2007 - Kill Devil Hills
2008 - Wrightsville Beach
2009 - Atlantic Beach
2010 - Wrightsville Beach
2011 - N. Charleston (w/South Carolina)
2012 - New Bern
2013 - Wrightsville Beach
2014 - Atlantic Beach
2015 - New Bern
2016 - Myrtle Beach (w/South Carolina)
2017 - Atlantic Beach
2018 - Wilmington
2019 - Wrightsville Beach

Fall Floodplain Institute
2006 - Greensboro
2007 - Asheville
2008 - Boone
2009 - Asheville
2010 - Cherokee           
2011 - Boone
2012 - Asheville
2013 - Cherokee
2014 - Asheville
2015 - Cherokee
2016 - Cherokee
2017 - Charlotte
2018 - Asheville
2019 - Cherokee