ACONS Webinars

A Celebration of Nantucket Sound (ACONS) Webinar Series

ACONS is an educational webinar series designed to celebrate Nantucket Sound’s exceptional environment, robust history, and cultural importance to the Cape and Islands. These webinars provide free, accessible, and fun learning opportunities for individuals and families in the safety of their own homes through Zoom. To date, we have presented over 20 webinars and have welcomed over 4,000 registrants.

Each webinar features a renowned expert in their field, presenting on one of the Sound’s unique values – and answering your questions in a live Q&A session to follow.

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Upcoming Webinars

Rum-Runners & Smugglers on the Cape and Nantucket Sound

July 11, 2024
6:00 pm

Novelist, essayist, and native Cape Codder George Michelsen Foy provides some fascinating history on rum runners on the Cape & Islands. Prohibition brought an explosion in the rum-running game, mostly on the Outer Cape, but Nantucket Sound saw its share of dark schooners and boats sneaking in on moonlit nights.


Past Webinars

The Sound’s Impact on Cape Cod Tourism & Economy

May 16, 2024

Guest Speaker: Paul Niedzwiecki of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce discusses the Blue Economy of Cape Cod and our tourism economy.

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Historic Storms of Nantucket Sound

March 21, 2024

Guest Speaker: Celebrated author & historian Don Wilding discusses some of the most famous (and devastating) storms to hit Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod.

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Sea Turtles & Wildlife of Nantucket Sound

September 21, 2023

Taken from our ACONS Live! event. Panelists Karen Dourdeville, Seth Engelbourg, and Zak Mertz discuss sea turtles, birds, & wildlife of Nantucket Sound.

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History of Nantucket Sound Panel

September 21, 2023

Taken from our ACONS Live! event in September 2023. Panelists Greg Ketchen, Wendy Northcross, & Elizabeth York discuss historical aspects of Nantucket Sound.

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