MAD Coastal Career Development Workshop: February 27, 2020 in Durham, NC

Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment,
Grainger Hall, 2nd Floor Art Gallery, 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Cost: Students: $15; Professional, TCS member: $25; Professional, non-TCS member: $35

Overview: As part of the “Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program,” The Coastal Society (TCS) is proud to honor Margaret’s legacy with this half-day workshop designed to provide valuable skills and information to the next generation of coastal practitioners, particularly college students, recent graduates, and early-career coastal professionals. The Coastal Society will host the workshop at the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment and in coordination with the Duke Ocean Policy Working Group’s symposium, The Value of Water. Please note that this is not an official part of the symposium and you do not need to attend the symposium to attend this workshop. Join us to jump-start or enhance your coastal career path!

Preliminary Program Description: This half-day event will feature an early afternoon plenary session where seasoned professionals will share personal insights on pathways to coastal-related career options in the academic, governmental, private, and non-profit sectors. The second half of the afternoon will be devoted to interactive break-out sessions focused on honing skills and sharing tools to boost your career. During breaks, attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers, potential mentors, and each other.

Click here to see a Draft Agenda. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please take our survey via the following link so we can better cater the program to you! TCS Pre-Workshop Survey.

Check back in the coming weeks for program updates, such as a list of speakers.


Workshop registration supports the entire Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program and includes coffee/tea and snacks during the afternoon breaks, contact list of workshop participants and speakers, and digital copies of all workshop materials.

For questions about the workshop program, please contact Katie Gluttenplan at and Brittany Pashkow at For questions about registration and payment, please contact Judy Tucker at

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