COOS BAY - It's not too late to register for the annual State of the Coast conference, a day-long gathering of coastal (and noncoastal) Oregonians to learn, network and talk about Oregon's ocean and coastal environment.

Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the conference takes place Saturday, Oct. 24 at Southwestern Oregon Community College's Hales Center.

Registration ($35 general admission, $25 for students) includes lunch, a reception and refreshments. Doors open at 8 am; the conference begins at 9.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.stateofthecoast.com - and follow #ORStateoftheCoast on Twitter for news updates.