OCVA release – Kelp forests provide critical habitat for marine life, sequester carbon, and are deeply connected to Oregon’s coastal communities, especially those relying on tourism. Economic opportunities abound for outdoor recreation, urchin ranching, ecotours and culinary creativity here on the Oregon Coast. To bring this subject to life, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is hosting Dr. Sara Hamilton at their annual People’s Coast Summit on Oct 11th and 12th in Yachats, Oregon. OCVA brings big-picture topics, like ‘kelp forests and eco-based tourism opportunities’, to provide inspiration to coastal tourism stakeholders at this annual gathering. Additionally, the conference provides helpful workshops like harnessing your social media, increasing beach mobility, and workforce resilience efforts so that attendees leave with lessons they can apply immediately. This laid-back and fun conference also provides delicious local meals and ample time for networking with coastal colleagues. Register now for this one-of-a kind coastal tourism conference to gain new skills, contacts and a better understanding of the Oregon Coast tourism industry. Registration is limited to ensure quality workshop experiences, better connections with speakers and fellow attendees and unique meeting locations. Don’t wait, get your ticket now. Learn more about Dr. Hamilton’s keynote and get your tickets (available for online and in person attendees) at https://coast-summit-2022.heysummit.com .