The 2024 Blue Economy Symposium: Blueprints for Coastal Resilience, presented by Oceans@Duke, focuses on the solutions driving climate adaptation within coastal and marine environments. Gathering a wide range of stakeholders—from industry leaders and policymakers to non-profit representatives and academics—the symposium addresses the dual drivers and challenges of resilience infrastructure, as well as the business case for incorporating natural infrastructure into climate adaptation plans. The event aims to reshape our ocean relationship through science, policy, and innovation, spotlighting key themes like green-grey coastal infrastructure, nature-based solutions, and ecosystem services. Underscoring the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, the symposium seeks to navigate the pressing challenges facing our coastlines and underlines the critical need for collaboration and investment to protect both our ecosystems and coastal communities.