Annual conference

November 9-11, 2018
Portsmouth, VA

The Mid-Atlantic Marine Educators Association will gather in Portsmouth, VA on November 9-11, 2018. Friday night’s reception and speaker will take place at Nauticus and is an easy water taxi ride away from the hotel. Saturday’s activities, sessions, meals and lodging will take place at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. In your free time, enjoy walking the newly rebuilt boardwalk along the river and the action packed Historic Portsmouth nightlife. Discounts at many area restaurants and breweries are given when you show your conference ID. Optional field trips will be offered on Sunday November 11th.

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

We hope we will see you in Portsmouth in the fall!

Click here to submit your session proposal. Deadline is September 14, 2018.

Important Proposal Submission Deadlines:

  • Jul 30 – Call for Proposals opens
  • Sep 14 – Call for Proposals closes
  • Sep 28 – Presenters notified

Important Registration Deadlines:

  • Aug 1 –Early bird registration opens
  • Oct 5 – Early bird registration closes
  • Oct 31 – Regular registration closes

Hotel Reservations:
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Group rate: $109/night plus taxes

Click here to reserve your room now!

*Registration will open soon, we are providing this information for your planning purposes.