MRC Low Impact Development Conference

MRC Low Impact Development Conference

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Center for Collaboration

1100 Rockledge Blvd, (U.S. 1)

Rockledge, FL 32955

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Retool comprehensive plans, zoning, codes, & ordinances to allow for Low Impact Development & Green Infrastructure.

About this event

MRC Low Impact Development Conference

Reduce flooding, protect water quality, and build community resilience.

Thursday-Friday, October 20 & 21

The first Marine Resources Council Low Impact Development Conference last year sold out!

  • The conference will again be hosted as a live, in-person event at the Center for Collaboration, Rockledge, FL.

2022 General Attendee Prospectus

Experts will showcase LID/GI tools, policies, projects, and case studies and facilitate the discussion for transitioning to a new future in stormwater management.

Conference Benefits

  • A two-day hands-on experience
  • Powerful LID audit tool that helps communities revise codes to be more amenable to LID and GSI practices, developed at the University of Florida by renowned LID expert Eban Bean, PhD
  • Retooling comprehensive plans, zoning, codes, ordinances, and more, based on tests underway in Brevard and Alachua counties
  • Improving stormwater management and overcoming obstacles
  • Networking with industry leaders and making valuable contacts
  • Connecting with exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art products, services, and solutions

County and municipal coastal community development leaders, engineers, planners, builders, developers, public works and stormwater personnel, environmental professionals, and advocates will benefit from the 2022 MRC Low Impact Development Conference.

The Marine Resources Council is pleased to present this conference as we have challenged Florida communities to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater entering coastal estuaries, especially the Indian River Lagoon. Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) represent the most progressive trends in stormwater management to protect water quality and reduce flooding. Participation in the conference is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please RSVP today to help build a better Florida.

Program TBA

Note: All times listed are Eastern Standard Time & are subject to change.

Complimentary continental breakfast (8 a.m.), lunch (12 p.m.), and beverage service will be provided for conference attendees on both days, with a complimentary Happy Hour Reception on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022.


Presenters & Special Guests

  • Leesa Souto Ph.D., Marine Resources Council of East Florida, Inc.
  • Eban Z. Bean, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida
  • Chris Bogdan, Business Development Manager, Ferguson Waterworks
  • More TBA

Registration Rates

All attendees | $250 + $13.67 Eventbrite Processing Fees

Fees include general admission, continental breakfast & lunch on both days, with Happy Hour Reception on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022.

A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants before the conference.

The conference is valued at over $650 per attendee. However, the MRC is pleased to offer this opportunity at a discount, thanks to sponsor support and charitable gifts. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit

Sponsorship & Exhibits

We DARE you to grow your business by showing off your game-changing Low Impact Development products, services, and solutions.

ACT TODAY: Exhibit space and sponsorships are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For sponsorship and exhibit details, please email Steve at or call 321.978.8862.

Press Pass

Limited space is available; please send inquiries to Steve at

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The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Official LID Conference Lodging Partner

Booking Steps:

1. Click here to visit the reservation website.

*Room reservations must be confirmed prior to 9/27/2022.

2. Click on Book a room

3. Enter your Arrival/Departure Dates and the Number of guests in the room

4. Confirm Reservation with Contact Details and Credit Card

Are You Excited About the Conference?

Important Dates

  • 9.15.2022 -ADA Compliance Requests Due
  • 9.28.2022 -Lodging Partner Room Reservation Deadline
  • 10.01.2022 -Cancellation Deadline for Attendees and All Fees Due
  • 10.20.2022 -Conference Begins

Conference Host

Leesa Souto, Ph.D., Executive Director, Marine Resources Council of East Florida, Inc.


Please contact Conference Manager Steve Sharkey ~ Call: 321.978.8862 ~ Email:


If you are registering for another attendee, please fill in all fields as that person by using their information and email address to ensure the attendee receives their registration confirmation and the correct fees are applied. MRC uses the information you provide to administer your registration and keep you apprised of conference information and related products and services. The name, job title, company information, email, and mailing address of registrants are also included in the conference attendee list provided to select sponsors. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

By registering, you consent to being photographed, filmed, and recorded for promotional and educational purposes.

Payment Information

Acceptable forms of payments include:

Register online and pay by Credit Card: American Express, VISA, Mastercard, & Discover.

To avoid processing fees, you may pay by check. Please contact Conference Manager Steve Sharkey to pay by check ~ Call: 321.978.8862 ~ Email:

Please remit checks payable to the Marine Resources Council of East Florida, Inc. Include the attendee's name on the check memo and "LID." All checks must be received by October 1, 2022, for registration processing.

Please mail checks to the Marine Resources Council, Attn: LID Conference, 3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905.


A request must be delivered in writing to the Marine Resources Council of East Florida, Inc. to receive a registration refund by October 1, 2022.

Eventbrite processing fees are non-refundable.

Email cancellation request to Steve at, or mail it to the Marine Resources Council, Attn: LID Conference, at 3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905.

ADA Compliance

If you experience a disability that prohibits participation, please submit a written description of your ADA requirements with your registration form or email Steve at no later than September 15, 2022. While MRC will make every effort to meet your needs, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without notification by the deadline.

Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless

All MRC events and activities are purely voluntary activities, and attendees are fully responsible for their own conduct and well-being, including, and without limitation, determining their level of fitness to take part in any such event or activity. In participating in any event or activity, attendees shall be deemed to understand and accept all risk of possible physical injury that might occur as a result of such participation. Attendees agree to release and hold harmless MRC and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, representatives, volunteers, and agents from any and all alleged and/or actual liability, claims, actions, lawsuits, damages, or losses, of any kind which arise out of or result from attendance at and participation in the conference.

Program and Session Cancellation

MRC reserves the right to cancel programs and/or sessions. Programs and sessions are subject to change, and MRC reserves the right to substitute a program, session, and/or speaker of equal caliber to fulfill any educational requirements.

Fun Photos from Last Year's Conference

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