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At the beginning of each year, Virginia Sea Grant hosts a day-long meeting for all individuals whose work affects coastal Virginia and who have worked directly with VASG through our research, extension, education, or communication activities or other partnering. The Symposium is attended by researchers, industry members, state and federal agencies, government officials, and NGOs.

The symposium is followed by the Annual Seafood & Wine Reception which is is co-sponsored by Virginia Seafood Council and Virginia Sea Grant and attended by leading state and federal policy makers.

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Science for the People: Fellows Present Research to Non-scientists

Science for the People: Fellows Present Research to Non-scientists

Virginia Sea Grant’s 2012 Graduate Research Fellows presented at the 2014 Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants’ Symposium. Unlike other talks they give about their research, we challenged them to tailor their talk for a general audience.

VIDEO: VASG Director Shares a Year in Review for 2013

VIDEO: VASG Director Shares a Year in Review for 2013

Director Troy Hartley reflects on 2013 in his annual report at the Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants’ Symposium.

Fellows Present at VASG Symposium

Fellows Present at VASG Symposium

Virginia Sea Grant Fellows from VIMS and ODU present on their research at the 2014 Project Participants’ Symposium. Fellows were challenged to prepare 10 minute talks geared to a general audience.

Brendan Rice. ©Vivian Hollingsworth/VASG

Using Marketing Skill to Plan, Manage ‘Most Highly Rated’ Event

For Brendan Rice, the best part of working with Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) was “gaining real-world experience that applied to my field of study.” Brendan, a Virginia Commonwealth University student in business marketing, joined VASG as Event Planning and Management Intern in the fall to help with our annual event: The Project Participants’ Symposium. He […]

VIDEO: Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report

VIDEO: Virginia Sea Grant Annual Report

On January 24, 2013, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley gave his annual report to the attendees of the 2013 Project Participants’ Symposium.

VASG Director Troy Hartley helps keynote speaker Jenifer alonzo demonstrate an ice-breaking exercise for the audience. ©VASG Communications Interns

Symposium Attendees Get out of Their Comfort Zones to Find Connections

Virginia Sea Grant’s fourth annual Project Participants’ Symposium featured presentations by students, researchers, and extension staff and a keynote from theater professor Jenifer Alonzo.

2013 Project Participants’ Symposium

2013 Project Participants’ Symposium

The Virginia Sea Grant 4th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium will take place on January 24, 2013.

Speakers Offer Tips on Communicating Science

Speakers Offer Tips on Communicating Science

How can scientists get their points across without glossing over or distorting the precious data that took so long to collect? This topic has been up for discussion year after year, and for good reason—it remains a major challenge.

2012 Symposium Brings Together Sea Grant Partners

2012 Symposium Brings Together Sea Grant Partners

The annual Project Participants’ Symposium enables VASG partners to network and learn while helping to plan the future of VASG. About 100 researchers, students, and other partners gathered in Richmond for the Symposium, which was followed by the annual Seafood & Wine Reception.

VIDEO: State of Virginia Sea Grant Report

VIDEO: State of Virginia Sea Grant Report

At the annual Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants’ Symposium on February 1, 2012, Director Troy Hartley presented an annual report for the organization.

2012 Project Participants’ Symposium Agenda

2012 Project Participants’ Symposium Agenda

The Project Participants’ Symposium is open to all individuals whose work affects coastal Virginia and who have worked directly with Virginia Sea Grant through our research, extension, education, or communication activities or other partnering. The Symposium offers opportunities to learn about VASG projects and network with fellow project participants. As an attendee of the Symposium, you are also invited to the Annual Seafood & Wine Reception which is attended by leading state and federal policy

Second Annual Project Participants’ Symposium

Second Annual Project Participants’ Symposium

About 100 Virginia Sea Grant researchers, staff, and partners gathered in Richmond on February 2 to share resources and experiences relating to their work with VASG. The symposium was followed by the Virginia Seafood Council’s annual Seafood and Wine Reception. VASG director Troy Hartley’s “State of Sea Grant” report can be viewed below, and more information is available on the Symposium web page.

2011 Project Participants’ Symposium Highlights

2011 Project Participants’ Symposium Highlights

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