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Reef Futures is the only global symposium focused solely on the interventions and actions necessary to allow coral reefs to thrive into the next century.


Reef Futures is a conference of hope, action, opportunity, and diversity. Whether you are new to the field, or an experienced professional, this is the place to be if you are passionate about the field of coral reef restoration. 



Iberostar Paraiso Hotel & Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico


Martin Colognoli

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Martin Colognoli


 Abstract submission and registration will open in March.


Reef Futures 2024 will be held from December 9 to 13, 2024 at Iberostar Paraiso Hotel & Resort Complex located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Coral Restoration Consortium is excited to partner with Iberostar Group's Wave of Change movement as the local host for Reef Futures 2024! 

Wave of Change: Reef Futures 2024 Local Host

The Wave of Change movement is centered around responsible tourism with goals towards elimination of single-use plastics, implementation of nature-based solutions, and responsible seafood consumption.  

Planning & Program

The choice of the 2024 venue is influenced by improving affordability and access. With the help of generous sponsors, Reef Futures 2024 aims to increase access by providing a robust scholarship program.


More information about the venue, registration, programming, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities will continue to be updated on this site so please check back often! If you are interested in taking on a leadership role with Reef Futures 2024 (i.e. committee co-chair), please reach out to


We look forward to seeing you in Mexico this December!  

Please do not contact Iberostar directly- information to book lodging at substantially reduced rates will be made available in early 2024.

Iberostar Hotel & Resort, Riviera Maya

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Reef Futures is an opportunity to support the next generation of talent and give back to the Reef Futures community restoring the world’s coral reefs. Visionary sponsors who join us:

  • Align their brand with a solution-oriented event bringing together a diversity of people working toward shared conservation goals.

  • Affirm their standing as stewards of our oceans and ally of people everywhere who rely on them.

  • Connect with diverse leaders, organizations, scientists, policymakers and students who are driving the fight to save coral reefs.

  • Receive a tax deduction if your donation is provided to the 501c nonprofit partner.


The Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC) is the global community of practice dedicated to restoring corals in the places where they are most needed.​

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