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Conference Schedule at a glance...

Download a full overview of the conference schedule here and a complete list of concurrent sessions here.

Daily concurrent schedules are also available at links under each day below. 

Saturday, June 27

Sea Grant Educators Meeting

NMEA Board Dinner

Sunday, June 28

NMEA Board Meeting

NMEA International Committee meeting and Lunch 

Half-day field trips

Registration Opens

Conference Kickoff: A Sense of Place

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
  • Senator Jack Reed (RI)
  • Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano
  • Ruth Taylor, Director of the Newport Historical Society

Monday, June 29

Buddy Lunch

Plenary Session: Panel of Ocean Exploration Experts

  • Ivar Babb - Director, Northeast Underwater Research Technology and Education Center
  • Dwight Coleman - Director, Inner Space Center
  • Susan Haynes - Education Program Manager, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
  • Doug Levin - Washington College, Associate Director of the Center for Environment and Society
  • Rhonda Moniz - Teledyne SeaBotix
  • Jim Newman - Founder, Woods Hole Marine Systems, Inc.

Exhibits & Concurrent Sessions >

Graduate students for Ocean Education >  

NMEA Committee Pod Meetings

Evening Event at Fort Adams State Park

Tuesday, June 30

Plenary Session: Panel on Global Ocean Literacy

  • Harry Breidahl - Nautilus Educational, Australia
  • Geraldine Fauville - Doctoral Candidate, University of Gothenburg , Sweden
  • Tsuyoshi Sasaki - Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology, Japan
  • Jan Seys - Director of Communications Department, Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium
  • Peter Tuddenham - President, College of Exploration, United Kingdom

Exhibits & Concurrent Sessions > 

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit >

NMEA Committee Pod Meetings

NMEA Chapters Lunch

Stegner Memorial Lecture: Valerie Tutson, Storyteller

NMEA Past President's Circle 

Silent and Live Auction Dinner: Live Entertainment by Green Season featuring NMEA President-Elect Bob Rocha

Wednesday, July 1

Plenary Session: Local Impact, Global Challenge

  • David Vallee, Director of NOAA's Northeast River Forecast Center

Concurrent Sessions >

Exhibits Close

NMEA Committee Pod Meetings

NMEA Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Registration Closes

NMEA New Board Meeting

Evening Event at Mystic Aquarium

Thursday, July 2

Half and full day field trips

Multi-day field trip to Block Island

Dinner on your own

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