Annual conference

November 4-6, 2016
Dewey Beach, DE

The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association will gather in Dewey Beach, DE—sitting between Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Ocean—on November 4-6, 2016. Activities, sessions, meals, and lodging will take place at the brand new Hyatt Place Dewey Beach. In your free time, enjoy being within walking distance of our award-winning ocean beach (NRDC’s 5-star water quality rating), serene Rehoboth Bay, and the action-packed Dewey Beach nightlife.

Optional field trips will be offered on Nov. 6th.

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

We hope we will see you in Dewey Beach next fall!

Important Deadlines:

  • Jun 1 –Call for Presenters released
  • Sep 1 - Deadline for presenters
  • Sep 15 - MAMEA mini-grant applications deadline; MAMEA awards nominations deadline
  • Sep 16 - Presenters notified; Early bird registration opens
  • Sep 20 - Conference scholarship deadline
  • Sep 25 - Conference scholarship awardees notified
  • Sep 30 – Early bird registration deadline
  • Oct 6 – Sessions finalized; Last day to reserve rooms at Hyatt Place for reduced rate
  • Oct 28 - Regular registration closes
  • Nov 4-6 – 2016 MAMEA annual conference

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Full Conference Registration: $145
  • Regular Registration: $160
  • Saturday Only Registration: $85 (dinner not included)
  • Friday Reception Guest Ticket: $30
  • Saturday Dinner Guest Ticket: $45

*Registration will open soon, we are providing this information for your planning purposes.
**There will be field trips on Sunday with additional costs. 

Abbreviated Schedule

Nov. 4, 2016   Board Meeting 12:00-4:00 pm
    Registration at the Hyatt Place lobby 4:30-5:30 pm
    Reception & Speaker at the Hyatt Place 5:00-7:00 pm
Nov. 5, 2016   Registration Opens 8:00 am at the Hyatt Place lobby
    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 & Poster Session 5:00-6:00 pm
    Dinner and Auction 6:00-10:00 pm
Nov. 6, 2016   

New Board Meeting 8:00-9:00 am

Optional field trips departing at 9:30 am   

  1. Lifesaving: Then and Now, Delaware Seashore State Park Lifesaving Station and US Coast Guard Station Indian River Inlet
  2. Rehoboth Bay by boat with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays


Accommodations have been reserved at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach at a discounted rate of $89.00 per night (plus tax). Reservations must be made by Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 to receive this discounted rate.

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, 1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971

To make reservations, please call the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach at 888-591-1234 or visit and refer to the group code: G-UDLE. The discounted rate is available for before and after the conference, if you are interested.