Program Agenda

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CESU Network National Awards - Call for Nominations

2023 CESU Network National Meeting

18-20 July 2023
Hybrid In-Person and Virutal Meeting
National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The 2023 CESU Network National Meeting brings together the CESU Council, regional CESU Directors and Coordinators, and CESU partners from across the nation. This year's meeting will include discussions about: increased engagement with under-represented partners; cross-agency and international opportunities; outreach and communications; data management; successful CESU projects conducted at multiple geographic scales; and programmatic needs and future strategic directions of the CESU Network as it reaches the 25-year mark.

Remote participation information will be distributed in advance of the meeting.

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Questions about the meeting? Contact the CESU Network National Office for details.

Times (ET)

Schedule at a Glance - DRAFT/TBD

Monday | July 17

8:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

  • NPS CESU Research Coordinators Side Meeting

Tuesday | July 18

8:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

  • Welcome
  • CESU Directors Meeting
  • CESU Council Meeting
  • CESU Showcase Round Robin
  • CESU Council Round Robin

Wednesday | July 19

8:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

  • Joint CESU Council and Directors Meeting
  • Health and Nature Plenary -
    + Healthy Parks Healthy People
    + One Health Framework
    + Panel Discussion
  • Health and Nature Workshop -
    + Organizing for Success
    + Implementation Science
    + Group Discussion
  • Project Spotlights
  • CESU Network Awards

Thursday | July 20

8:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

  • State of the Network
  • Leveraging CESUs -
    + Emerging Needs in Ecosystem Science
    + Coordination and Collaboration Best Practices
    + Partnering Across Networks
  • CESU Coordination and Operations -
    + Partner Engagement and Management
    + CESU Project Tracker Demo
    + CESU Expert Directory
    + Student Involvement
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group -
    + DOI DEIA Council Update
    + CESU DEIA Statement and Principles
    + CESU DEIA Fellowship Proposal
  • Reflections and Future Directions -
    + CESU Council and Directors Remarks
    + Sustaining CESUs for the next 25 years
    + 25th Anniversary Actions

Friday | July 21

10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

  • Chesapeake Watershed CESU Partner Side Meeting
    (now fully remote)