Every two years, the Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) brings together people with interest in the lower Columbia River and its estuary, plume, and nearshore ocean. This year's conference theme is Promoting Resiliency – Acting on Climate Change Science. The call for papers and posters is available online, and abstracts are due February 2, 2018. CREC 2018 will take place April 10-12, 2018 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon. Read about past CRECs here.