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

Storms of Nantucket Sound

March 21, 2024
6:00 pm

Author and historian Don Wilding will discuss some of the most famous (and devastating) storms to hit Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod. Don is the author of five books, including the upcoming Historic Storms of Cape Cod, to be released May 2024.


The Sound’s Impact on Cape Cod Tourism & Economy

May 16, 2024
6:00 pm

Paul Niedzwiecki, chief executive officer of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the work of the Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation, and the integral role our region’s coastal environment, including Nantucket Sound, plays in our tourism economy.


Past Webinars

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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ACONS Live! Event

September 21, 2023

The Alliance hosted its first ACONS LIVE event with local experts discussing Nantucket Sound’s rich environment, historic value, and economic impact to the Cape & Islands. Click here for more information.

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Boat Safety in Nantucket Sound

August 3, 2023

Guest Speaker: Patrick Cassidy (New England Maritime and Cape on the Fly) discusses the unique challenges of boating in and around Nantucket Sound.

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