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2022 Virginia Marine Debris Summit September 27 & 28, 2022

2022 Virginia Marine Debris Summit

September 27 & 28, 2022
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Register today for this face-to-face opportunity to build new partnerships and learn from the latest research in crafting successful behavior-change campaigns, research about plastic pollution, and how YOU can get involved in implementing the Actions found in the 2021-2025 Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan.

The 2022 Virginia Marine Debris Summit will be held in person at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach on September 27 and 28, 2022.

Registration includes a tour of the Aquarium and a dolphin watching boat trip/reception (weather permitting).

Download the Preliminary Agenda.

The Summit is hosted and co-sponsored by:

  • Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

FOCUS: Since the majority of marine debris (about 80%) comes from inland sources, the entire summit will focus on preventing consumer debris (bottles, food wrappers, cigarette butts, bags, balloons and the other common and harmful sources of litter & debris).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who works to prevent litter, mis-managed waste, and marine debris should participate!

SUPPORTERS: Funding to support the Summit is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Management and the Freeman Family Fund. To become a supporter, contact Clean Virginia Waterways at or use this link to make a donation. All support is greatly appreciated, and goes right into fighting litter and marine debris.

Registration fees: 
Early Bird Registration fee: $35  Ends at 5 PM on August 15, 2022.
Regular Registration Fee: $55
Speakers and moderators: no charge

Students: $35, but several scholarships are available too! Click here to apply for a scholarship

Scholarship Application Deadline: This is a rolling deadline, but students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications received before August 26 will be reviewed by Aug 31, and scholarship winners will be notified by September 2. If any scholarships are still available, then applications will be reviewed again on Sept 9 and September 16.

To Register:

1. Fill out this online registration form

2. Pay the registration fee

By credit card (Master Card and VISA only). After you register for the Summit (using the online registration form), use THIS LINK to pay by credit card (MasterCard or VISA only). NOTE: We cannot take electronic transfers!

Paying by check? Make the check payable to “LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY” and mail the check to: Marine Debris Summit, Longwood University Cashiers Office, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909

Registration fee includes light breakfast on both days; lunch on both days; one reception with light snacks. Two days of presentations and field trips. Parking for two days at the Aquarium. Outstanding networking opportunities.

The event is finished.


Sep 27 - 28 2022


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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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