ECU Water Resources Center Stakeholder Summit

You are invited to attend the East Carolina University (ECU) Water Resources Center (WRC) Stakeholder Summit!

Click here to register for the Summit!

Registration is requested by March 8 for in person attendees.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., in-person or remotely*  

Where: ECU Main Campus, Greenville, NC 

  • Morning Sessions: The Green Room, Croatan Building 
  • Afternoon Poster and Networking Sessions: ECU Main Campus Student Center, Ballrooms 

* Virtual attendance and participation are offered for the Morning Session only
* Parking and transportation to be provided between Morning and Afternoon Sessions 
* Beverages, snacks, and lunch provided throughout the Summit   

Who: We welcome all those within and outside of ECU who collaborate with the WRC in any capacity to participate in the Summit. This includes researchers, students, community groups, government organizations, and more to participate! 

Why: The Stakeholders Summit will bring together a diverse group of people and organizations working with the WRC to address water issues in eastern NC. The Summit will allow you to: 

  • learn about and discuss water challenges in communities across eastern NC, 
  • share experiences, knowledge, research, and approaches that reflect your perspective, 
  • build your capacity by accessing resources, programs, and tools you can leverage, 
  • network and build partnerships to amplify your work by connecting with others! 

    The Summit will help us all work more collaboratively together as we pursue a resilient and sustainable future for all people in our communities in eastern NC and around the world! 

    Planned activities at the Summit will include: 

    • networking activities that will help you identify potential partners to amplify your work and create new opportunities;
    • lightening presentations and a poster session held in conjunction with ECU’s Research & Achievement Creativity Award Week to give you the opportunity to share your work while you learn about the work of other organizations and research happening at ECU;  
    • ideation sessions to define key issues and solutions that can be sought collaboratively; 
    • training sessions on how to write grant proposals and how to use the NC Community Information Portal;
    • tours and demonstrations of ECU resources, including the WRC analysis lab, sensor network infrastructure, geophysical imaging tools, and virtual reality equipment;
    • and more! 

    The unique networking session will offer direct contact to researchers, students, community groups, businesses, and water professionals to discuss what we know and what we still need to learn to address water concerns and needs collectively as community partners.  

    Take Action:

    • Register today to: (i) confirm your spot as an attendee, (ii) share your preferred method of attendance (i.e., in-person versus remote), (iii) obtain a free ECU parking pass and sign up for the lunch, and (iv) share information that will help us tailor the specific activities at the Summit to your needs and interests.  There is no fee; however, in person attendees are requested to confirm their participation no later than March 8, 2024: REGISTRATION FORM 
    • Sign up to share a poster at the networking session to help communicate information about your work or organization. For instructions on how to create a poster, please visit this link. To help you out, poster templates for Google Slides are available but you are not required to use them. Download the templates here. Note that we can help you make and/or print your poster too!  Please let us know if you intend to share a poster no later than March 18 so we can include your information in the program. 

    Sign up for a poster space here: Click here for poster sign up! 

    For more information about the Summit, please contact Grace Gavigan, WRC Community Programs Coordinator by email at (Tel: 252-328-0220).  

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