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November 6-8, 2015
Wilmington, NC

The Mid Atlantic Marine Education Association will gather in Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on November 6th - 8th, 2015. Activities, sessions, and meals will take place at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. In your free time, enjoy being within walking distance of the Cape Fear Riverwalk, museums and cultural facilities, and the social hub of Wilmington!

Optional field trips will be offered on Nov. 8th.

If you would like to help with the planning of this event, please contact Andy Gould, MAMEA President Elect, at

We hope we will see you in Wilmington next fall!

Important Deadlines:

  • Aug. 31 –Call for Presenters released
  • Sept. 21- Registration Opens
  • Sept. 28- Deadline for Presenters
  • Oct. 6 – Last day to reserve room at Riverview Suites for reduces rate
  • Oct. 9 – Presenters contacted with selections
  • Oct. 16 – Sessions Finalized
  • Oct. 30 – Registration Closes

Registration Fees

  • Full Conference Registration: $140.00
  • Saturday Dinner Guest Ticket: $45.00

*Registration will open soon, we are providing this information for your planning purposes.
**There will be optional events on Friday evening and Sunday with additional costs. 

Abbreviated Schedule

Nov. 6, 2015   Board Meeting 12:00-4:00 pm
    Registration at Cape Fear Museum 4:30-5:30 pm
    Reception & Tours at Cape Fear Museum 5:00-7:00 pm
Nov. 7, 2015   Registration Opens 8:00 am at NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
    Plenary Session  8:45-9:45 am
    Concurrent Sessions 10:00-11:45 am
    Lunch and Business Meeting 12:00-1:30 pm
    Concurrent Sessions 1:45-3:45 pm
    Plenary Speaker 3:45-4:30 pm
    Share-a-thon 5:00-6:00 pm
    Dinner and Auction 6:00-10:00 pm
Nov. 8, 2015   

Optional Field Trips         

  1. NOAA Why Do We Explore Workshop, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher       
  2. Island Nature Tour, Bald Head Island (Southport, NC)
  3. Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center (Surf City, NC)
  4. Wilmington Water Tours


Accommodations have been reserved at the Riverview Suites at a discounted rate of $159.00 per night. This discount is for the first 25 rooms to be reserved, first come first serve. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 to receive this discounted rate.

Riverview Suites, 106 N. Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401

To make reservations, please call Hilton Riverview Suites at (910) 772-9988 or Toll Free:  1-888-324-8170 and let them know you are reserving with the MAMEA Conference.