Photograph by Steven Koppel

The Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation Presents the Second Annual

Big Blue Conference

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Aloft Aviation at Gateway Airport
110 Mary Dunn Way, Hyannis

One-day tickets $45 each Two-day ticket bundle $85

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The Big Blue Conference is the Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation's annual two-day event that sparks conversations and inspires actions relevant to the vitality of Cape Cod and the surrounding Blue Economy.

Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation Logo

The 2024 Big Blue Conference will explore how the future of blue is electric. From air to land to sea, you'll learn about innovative work happening in renewable energy and coastal resiliency from community and industry leaders. Plus, you won't want to miss the Big Blue Expo, featuring refreshments, blue economy exhibits, and Battle of the Robots

Day 1: April 30
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fasten your seatbelts! Gateway Airport will take us on their journey of building their own microgrid. Eversource, MassDOT, and renewable energy providers will take the stage to share their role in this BIG project. Leaders in electrification of transportation will then pave the way for using clean en­ergy to move us into the future.

Big Blue Expo featuring Battle of the Robots!
at Gateway Airport: April 30
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Speaking of the future, watch as local high school student robotics teams battle for the title of Best Bots at Big Blue! No ticket required. Open to the public.

Day 2: May 1
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Our collective impacts on coastal ecology and structure come to the surface. Experts from IFAW's Dolphin Rescue Center, New England Aquarium, and Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance describe what it's like to work with marine life in a changing climate. Climate impacts you too. Local and national leaders in coastal construction will delve into the depths of protecting our unique coastal spaces.


Big Blue 2024 Conference Details page 1

Click the image above to view the 2-page Big Blue 2024 Conference Details flyer.

Big Blue 2024 Sponsors page 1

Click the image above to view the Big Blue 2024 Sponsorship Pack pdf.

2023 Big Blue Conference Photos

Cape Cod Chamber Staff with Senator Susan Moran

Chamber Staff at Big Blue

MassHire Staff at Big Blue Conference

Pierce-Cote and AVANGRID attending the Big Blue Conference

Aubrey Church Big Blue Testimonial

Cape Cod Climate Collab and MassHire at Big Blue

Steve Koppel at Big Blue Conference

Crowd at Big Blue Conference 2023

Big Blue Conference Vineyard Wind presentation

Cat Wilson Big Blue Testimonial

Rep. Kip Diggs at Big Blue Conference

AWSC at Big Blue Conference

Mark Ells and Son with Jim Tenaglia at Big Blue Con

John and Abigail at Big Blue Conference

Laura Lyons Big Blue Testimonial

CCCFA at Big Blue Conference

Katy and Amy Harwood at Big Blue Con

ARC Oysters at Big Blue Conference

Oyster Panel at Big Blue Conference

The 2023 Big Blue Conference was made possible by support from our Sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor: Avangrid

Avangrid, A Member of the Iberdrola Group

Food & Beverage Sponsor: BankFive

Bank 5 logo with Cape Cod

Supporting Sponsors:
Vineyard Wind 1
Vineyard Wind

New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium


Contributing Sponsors:
Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cape Cod Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod logo

SouthCoast Wind
SouthCoast Wind logo


Cape Cod Community College
Cape Cod Community College

The Steamship Authority
The Steamship Authority logo

Kandy Korner
Kandy Korner

Oysters Donated by: ARC Shellfish Farm and Hatchery 

Additional donations and support from Eldredge & Bourne, Cape Cod Coffee, Scargo Cafe and more to come.

Big Blue Conference Logo Design by: Carol McLeod Design

Big Blue Video Production by: Big Tree

Organizing Partners: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, The Plymouth Foundation, Mass Maritime Academy

Have questions about the Big Blue Conference? Contact Katy by emailing or calling 508-744-5564.


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