The Galveston Bay Estuary Program coordinates the State of the Bay Symposium to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to interact and share environmental policy and management successes, report the latest monitoring and research findings, and illuminate the challenges facing Galveston Bay.

12th State of the Bay Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the Galveston Bay Estuary Program will be holding the next 12th State of the Bay Symposium on January 31 and February 1, 2024. The conference location will be announced soon and is anticipated to be held in the southern part of Harris County or in Galveston County. We will be sending out more information about the symposium in the coming weeks.

GBEP is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 12th State of the Bay Symposium

2024 State of the Bay Call for Presentations

All proposals must be received in electronic format at the GBEP offices no later than close of business on September 1, 2023 via e-mail. Once the proposals have been reviewed, you will be notified if your presentation or session has been accepted for inclusion in the symposium by October 1, 2023. At that time, further information will be provided about event registration and submittal of biographical information and presentation slides.


If you have questions, please contact Kari Howard at (281) 486-1245 or or Lisa Marshall at (281) 486-1244 or

State Of The Bay Symposium
State Of The Bay Symposium

11th State of the Bay Symposium

The symposium took place on January 22–23, 2020 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

Abstracts from the 2020 11th State of the Bay Symposium

Concurrent Session I Abstracts

Concurrent Session II Abstracts

Concurrent Session III Abstracts

Concurrent Session IV Abstracts

Concurrent Session V Abstracts

Concurrent Session VI Abstracts

Abstracts from the 2016 10th State of the Bay Symposium