• Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine

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    Name: Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine
    Date: May 5, 2019 - May 8, 2019
    Event Description:
    This conference focuses on the increasing risk of sea level rise and the impacts of tidal flooding, extreme precipitation, and hurricanes on historic coastal and river communities.  Workshops and breakout sessions will emphasize St. Augustine and Florida, while addressing communities throughout the world. St. Augustine includes the oldest continuous European settlement in the US; the Castillo de San Marcos – the nation’s only 17th century fortification; 14,000 years of archaeological history; thousands of historic properties; and the Hotel Ponce de Leon National Historic Landmark (Flagler College). View the conference program.

    Flagler College is hosting the international Keeping History Above Water conference from May 5-8, 2019 in St. Augustine, together with principal partners the University of Florida, the City of St. Augustine, and the Newport Restoration Foundation. The Casa Monica Resort & Spa, a Historic Hotels of America partner, is the conference headquarters hotel. Experts in urban planning, economic development, finance, communication, national security, technology, historic preservation, cultural heritage, and climate science will participate.
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    Sunday, May 5, 2019: FREE events, open to the public
    1:00pm - 4:00pm, Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, 14 Granada St.
    Podcast workshop - Doug Parsons, America Adapts Media
    5:00pm - 7:00pm, Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, 14 Granada St.
    "The Oldest City: Underwater" award-winning documentary film, Mallory Hopkins, Flagler College, Class of 2018
    "The Water Will Come" presentation and book signing, Jeff Goodell, author

    Monday - Tuesday, May 6 - 7: Conference Workshops and Presentations (Registration required)
    8:00am - 5:00pm, Casa Monica Resort & Spa, 95 Cordova St.

    Wednesday, May 8: Conference Workshops and Presentations (Registration required)
    8:00am - 12:00pm, Casa Monica Resort & Spa, 95 Cordova St.
     
    Contact Information:
    Dr. Leslee Keys, Director of Historic Preservation and Special Initiatives Assistant Professor, Humanities Flagler College
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