• Texas Oyster Aquaculture Summit

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    Name: Texas Oyster Aquaculture Summit
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:



    A New Industry for Texas

    Join us for the Texas Oyster Aquaculture Summit on Wednesday, July 10th and hear about a new economic development opportunity for the State of Texas.


    8:00 a.m. Registration/Coffee
    8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
    9:00 – 9:45 a.m. History and Status of U.S. Oyster Aquaculture
    9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
    10:00 – 10:55 a.m. Session Title: Legislation and Regulatory Environment
    11:00 -12:00 p.m. Session Title: Oyster Culture Perspectives
    12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote
    Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
    Dennis Bonnen
    1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Break
    1:10 – 2:10 p.m. Session Title: Conservation of Oysters through Aquaculture and Reef Restoration
    2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Session Title: Oyster Marketing and Impact of Aquaculture
    3:15 p.m. Summit Wrap-up: the Path Forward


    If You Are Traveling by Air:
    The distance from the airport to the university is approximately 15.2 miles. Travel time from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to the Corpus Christi International Airport can take up to 30 minutes depending on traffic. Information about rental cars and shuttles is available here. http://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/explore/getting-around/

    The conference will include coffee and pastries during check-in, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

    Campus Location, Parking, and Maps:
    The campus is located at 6300 Ocean Drive. Driving directions and maps to the campus can be found by visiting http://www.tamucc.edu/about/location/index.html
    Parking will be in the Bayside Parking Garage. Please turn right and enter campus at the first entrance and then turn left at the first street (immediately past the information kiosk, where it is not necessary to stop). After turning left, stay in the right lane to proceed to the garage. Take a ticket and bring it to the check-in desk for validation. The Bayside Garage is adjacent to the University Center. Handicap parking is available on the first floor.
    Download the map of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus, for directions to the location of the Bayside Garage and the University Center at https://www.tamucc.edu/about/location/directions.html


    $149.00 (Rate Per Night)
    The cutoff date to book reservations within the group block and receive the discounted rate is June 9, 2019.
    1-800-843-6664 (Omni Central Reservations)
    • Group Code: 070619VISITCCRE
    Your guests may also book online: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/corpus-christi/meetings/grow-texas-oyster-conference

    Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, 900 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401 (Hotel Address)
    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    University Center, Anchor Ballroom
    6300 Ocean Drive
    Corpus Christi, TX 78412
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Angie Flores
    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; Register online by clicking here!
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