Waterfront Conference 2023 has ended


Advance registration is now closed. You may register onsite at the venue on Monday, May 8.


May 8, 2023 8:00am – 6:00pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York City

Individual – early bird (through March 31): $200
Individual – regular (April 1 and after): $250
Government or Nonprofit Professional: $100
Student: $50

To request press accreditation to cover the conference, please contact Aria Cochran, acochran@waterfrontalliance.org or 212.935.9831 x116.

To join the growing list of sponsors of the Waterfront Conference please review our sponsor prospectus and then contact Senior Development Manager Mackenzie Pope at 212.935.9831 x106 / mpope@waterfrontalliance.org or fill out the online pledge form.


  • Cancellation on or before May 1, 2023: full refund minus $10 admin fee
  • Cancellation on May 2 or after: no refund available

If you cannot use your ticket you may transfer it to a colleague. Please contact David Ezer at dezer@waterfrontalliance.org with your request.

Any entity engaging in innovation in technology, energy, the living ocean, maritime, supply chain, shipping, engineering, architecture, and planning, are invited to showcase their cutting-edge work in BlueTech. Gain recognition as an innovator by sharing concepts, ideas, experience, and research with our cross-cutting multi-sector audience. Exhibitors will have a six-foot table with a sign, placed in a visible, highly trafficked location in the conference venue with exposure to attendees during the event. Coffee service and breaks will take place in the expo space. Please purchase your table on our ticketing site or contact dezer@waterfrontalliance.org for a full exhibitor prospectus.

CEUs from AIA and ASLA are anticipated to be offered for all sessions at the Waterfront Conference. Signup sheets will be available at the info desk onsite and electronically afterward.

The Waterfront Scholars program, this year sponsored by New York City Economic Development Corporation, brings together a diverse group of college and graduate students for an exciting learning and networking opportunity at the Waterfront Conference, the region’s premier forum for dialogue and discourse about our shared waterfront and waterways. Selected students will receive free access to the conference, will be recognized in a general session, and will have special programming tailored to them.

The application period has passed; students may purchase student-rate tickets on the ticketing site.
For questions, contact David Ezer at dezer@waterfrontalliance.org or at 212.935.9831 x117.

All attendees of the Waterfront Conference are expected to follow the letter and spirit of the Code of Conduct.

The Waterfront Alliance’s annual Waterfront Conference – now in its 16th year – is the region’s premier forum exploring the challenges of and solutions to climate change, sustaining a strong maritime industry and regional economy, equitable access at our waterfronts and to our shared waterways, and a healthier open-space environment. 

The 2023 Waterfront Conference takes a deep look at what we can accomplish, and the best practices and strategies for implementation. Themes include climate resilience and sustainability implementation; resilient infrastructure; the central role of ports and the maritime industry in the future of the region and for sustainability; the needs and challenges of the offshore wind sector; commitments to the most vulnerable and environmental justice communities; and ensuring best practices in planning, programs, and decision making.

For more information about Waterfront Alliance, please visit waterfrontalliance.org

For any questions, contact dezer@waterfrontalliance.org.

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