2024 BEAMS Symposium

The third annual BEAMS Symposium
will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel in
Charleston April 12-14, 2024.

Please view (and share) the

2024 Symposium Agenda and Registration Information Letter

(sent to the email database February 7)

Email SautterL@cofc.edu to be added to our database.


At a glance, the 2024 Symposium will begin with our Meet-and-Greet Reception Friday evening, April 12th.
On Saturday, BEAMS students will present research posters and talks, and many participants will host program information display tables. Sunday morning, attending professionals will make presentations about their exciting current projects.

Registration opens February 7.  See the pricing, below.

Early Registration ends March 29


Be sure to get your ticket for the Saturday Dinner and Auction
Don’t miss this fun and delicious dinner, sure to become an annual event.

We hope to see you in Charleston in April 2024!  



(Vol. 1, February 2024)
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In 2023 we had a great turn-out for the Meet-and-Greet reception (see below)!
Thank you, eTrac/Woolpert for sponsoring the evening’s event!



History of the Symposium:  In April 2022, the BEAMS Program hosted its first BEAMS Symposium, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC.  The original purpose of the Symposium was to provide the 20+ matriculated BEAMS students an opportunity to present their research in person (rather than remotely) at a professional conference.  Due to the pandemic, no such opportunities had existed since the 2020 Ocean Sciences meeting in San Diego. 

The 2022 Symposium was such a success that we hosted a 2023 Symposium and will continue with this trend annually for as long as there is interest!  We hope to see you again, or for the first time in April 2024!

Visit our previous BEAMS Symposium pages for photos and links to BEAMS Students’ research posters presented.
2022 BEAMS Symposium
2023 BEAMS Symposium

BEAMS Symposium

18 of the 23 BEAMS students who presented at the 2022 BEAMS Symposium are shown sporting their BEAM TEAM jerseys.

Please contact Leslie Sautter (SautterL@cofc.edu) to be added to our mailing list. 
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