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Registration for NMEA18 is OPEN!

Full registration includes:

  • Full access to all plenary and concurrent sessions, on Tuesday- Thursday
  • Exclusive access to exhibit hall;
  • Breakfast and lunch on Tuesday- Thursday;
  • One admission to NMEA18 Kick Off event on Monday night, July 16;
  • One admission to NMEA18 Reception at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Tuesday July 17; 
  • One admission to NMEA18 Auction and Banquet at the Queen Mary on Wednesday July 18;
  • Priceless opportunities to network, and see friends and colleagues from around the world!


  • Membership is required for conference registration. Applications for new/renewing members can be found here. ***Please note: New and renewing members will be able to log-in and register for the conference immediately.

  • Full and Single Day registrations are available, each with early bird discounts before June 1, 2018. EARLY BIRD EXTENDED TO JUNE 14!

  • Full registration to NMEA 2018 is THE COMPLETE PACKAGE that offers conference participants to make the most of an opportunity to participate in a variety of events and activities at a great price.

  • Need to pay by check? Download the registration form here and mail in with your check. Please make your registration check out to Southwest Marine Educators Association (SWMEA).

  • Guest and children tickets are available for a variety of special events and meals. Please order guest tickets early, as space is limited for some activities. Once advance registration is closed on  June 1, we cannot guarantee the availability of guest tickets.

  • Field trips are available to conference participants and guests at an additional cost. Not all field trips include transportation to/from the trip and/or lunch. Please keep necessary food and travel accommodations in mind when selecting a field trip. To prevent field trip cancellations, sign up now! 





Conference Dates


Sat- Sun


Tues- Thurs


July 14-15

July 16

July 17-19

July 20

PreCon meetings including Board Meeting

PreCon workshops

Concurrent Sessions, meetings, exhibits

Field Trips

 Conference Location 


Queen Mary Hotel

1126 Queens Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 United States



Registration Type 

Early Bird

(through June 14)


(June 15 - July 15)


Full Conference




Single Day (includes evening events)





REGISTER HERE with a credit card. If you must pay for registration via check, please download the form here and mail it with your check to the address on the registration form.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy
3/16/2018-5/31/2018 – Registration total minus $50 service fee refunded
6/1/2018-6/30/2018 – 50% registration total refunded
7/1/2018 and after –   No refund

Event Ticket, Field Trips, and Workshops Cancellation Policy
3/16/2018-5/31/2018 – Full Refund
6/1/2018-6/30/2018 – 50% refund of each event ticket, field trip, and workshop ticket*
7/1/2018 and after – No refund*

Conference Registration Change Policy
3/16/2018-5/31/2018 – You may change full registration, one day registration, event tickets, field trips, and workshops.  Instructions can be found here.
6/1/2018 and after – Date changes to one-day registrations will incur a $50 change fee.  You can add event tickets, field trips, and workshops.*  

 *If you would like to trade or sell a ticket for a workshop or field trip, you may utilize the "Swap Board" during the conference, located at the hospitality desk.

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