The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force is co-chaired by the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior, and includes leaders of 12 federal agencies, seven U.S. states and territories, and three freely associated states. The five day event for over 400 attendees was held at the Marriott Harbour Beach Ft. Lauderdale included general sessions, multiple breakout sessions, a tradeshow, two evening receptions and a full day of off site field trips to various reef locations.

Coordination, Negotiation and Management efforts included:

 negotiated hotel contract for 200 sleeping rooms and all meeting space
 website design and development
 graphic design of event logo
 overall event management of the event
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 event media promotion
 budget development and maintenance
 collateral material, including registration materials and signage
 design and editing of event program
 coordination of field trips and transportation
 on-site logistics and operations



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