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ACS 2018 Conference "Whales & Us: The Next Generation"

  • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach 1107 Jamboree Road Newport Beach, CA, 92660 United States (map)

The American Cetacean Society's 2018 conference will focus on the future of whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation and the next generation of experts working to protect them.

Activities will include: speaker sessions with world-renowned experts, book signings, the world-premier of a BBC whale film with the director, a poster session including a student research poster contest, student career workshop with scientists, a photography contest, a silent auction, vendor exhibits, and much more! We will also hold our traditional pre-conference all-day whale watching trip on Friday November 2nd, and will venture out into the rich southern California waters between Catalina Island and Orange County



Bernd Wursig

Denise Herzing

Ari Friedlaender 

Janet Mann 

Thomas Jefferson

Sofie Van Parijs

More to come...

Jeremy Goldbogen

John Calambokidis

Joy Reidenberg

Brandon Southall 

Marc Webber

Bill Keener

Brooke Bessesen

Shane Gero

Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Tom Mustill

Ru Mahoney

Ted Cheeseman   


We are thrilled to be hosting our conference, once again, at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Newport Beach, CA!  Enjoy the venue's three swimming pools and easy access to Newport Dunes for paddle boarding, kayaking, and boat rentals. The venue is located minutes away from Newport Beach's 10 miles of scenic coastline and world-class shopping. 


 A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference hotel for a special ACS rate until the group block is sold-out.