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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 hosted by the Coral Restoration Consortium approximately every two years. It 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 closed on May 31. 


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! 

Iberostar Group: Reef Futures 2024 Local Host

Iberostar Group is committed to leading responsible tourism by integrating sustainability initiatives across its operations. Central to this commitment is Wave of Change, the group's innovation hub dedicated to driving a sustainable ocean economy.


Wave of Change focuses on circular economy, nature-based solutions, climate action, blue foods, and destination stewardship.

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.


We look forward to seeing you in Mexico this December!  

Please do not contact Iberostar directly- learn more about the hotel, or book your room using this form. For assistance with room booking, please email

Iberostar Hotel & Resort, Riviera Maya


We feel that the Reef Futures conference is best experienced in person. The premise of the conference is knowledge sharing across sectors, across demographics, and across ocean basins. The energy of being truly present for the plenary sessions, the special events like the poster session, and the ad-hoc hallway conversations provide benefits to attendees that cannot be replicated. Reef Futures is designed for human-to-human interaction, networking, and bonding with one another, putting our minds together to advance the impact of coral restoration. 


We recognize that implementing a global, in-person event requires travel, and that travel adds to our carbon footprint. We understand and respect that some choose to minimize their carbon footprint by electing not to travel.


Reef Futures aims to lessen the environmental impact of participant travel to the event by supporting organizations that work to restore carbon-sequestering species like mangroves.


In 2022, Reef Futures donated $25,000 on behalf of its participants to Vida Manglar in Columbia. Reef Futures 2024 will work with the Iberostar Group to identify a similar local organization to support.

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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.

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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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