Annual conference

November 6-7, 2015
Wilmington, NC

The Mid Atlantic Marine Education Association will gather in Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on November 6th and 7th, 2015. Activities, sessions, and meals will take place in Cape Fear Community College’s beautiful Union Station. 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. 14- 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


Abbreviated Schedule

Nov. 6, 2015   Board Meeting 12:00-4:00 pm
    Social Events for all members 4:00-9:00 pm
Nov. 7, 2015   Registration Opens 8:00 am
    Plenary Session  8:45-9:45 am
    Concurrent Sessions 10:00-11:45 am
    Lunch and Business Meeting 11:45-1:45 pm
    Concurrent Sessions 1:30-3:15 pm
    Share-a-thon 3:30-5:00 pm
    Dinner and Auction 5:00-9:00 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
  3. Coming Soon!
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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.