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NMEA 2018 Conference - Schedule

NMEA 2018 Schedule at a Glance

Our most up-to-date conference schedule is listed below. 

If you're interested in seeing more detail about our concurrent sessions, you can check out our Sessions At A Glance here.

If you'd like to read more about Concurrent Sessions, check out our Session Descriptions here.

If you'd like to more detailed information, you can download a PDF of the complete conference program here.

Saturday, July 14

Sea Grant Education Network Meeting Aquarium of the Pacific, Watershed Classrm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grunion Run Program - FREE for NMEA participants and families Shuttles to Grunion Run- meet near QM Valet Stand 8:45 p.m.
  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 15

Onsite Registration Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby 3 - 6 p.m.
NMEA Board Meeting 

Aquarium of the Pacific, Watershed Classrm

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NMEA Board Dinner Dock 2, on board Caroline 7:30 p.m.
NMEA18 Conference Committee SET UP Regent Rm, Mauretania Rm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, July 16

Onsite Registration Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
NMEA International Committee Meeting Royal Salon 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pre Conference Wkshp- Designing Programs for Conservation! Victoria Rm 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pre Conference Wkshp- Reflecting On Practice Kings View Rm  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
NMEA18 Volunteer SET UP  Verandah Deck   8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
NMEA18 Exhibits SET UP and LOAD IN  Windsor Salon  7 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
NMEA18 Hospitality/ Staff SET UP  Mauretania Rm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kickoff Event Britannia Salon 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 17

Onsite Registration  Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibits  Windsor Salon  8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Opening Session- Plenary  Grand Salon  8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Morning Break  Windsor Salon 10 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Royal Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Kings View Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Board Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Victoria Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Britannia Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Caronia 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Tea Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Royal Gallery Theater (Classroom) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m 
Lunch  Queens Salon  12 - 2 p.m.
     Buddy Lunch - meet at reserved tables in Queens Salon  Meeting will move to Royal Salon
Events Pod Meeting  Veranda, Port Side/ Mauritania/ Regent 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break  Windsor Salon 3 - 3:30 p.m. 
Issues and Trends Pod Meeting (without Ed Research) Veranda, Port Side/ Mauritania/ Regent 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Formal Educator Meet Up  Observation Bar 5:15 p.m.
Post Secondary Meet Up  Chelsea Chowder House 5:15 p.m. 
Zoo and Aquarium Educator Meet Up  Sir Winston's   5:15 p.m. 
Shuttle (Catalina Classic Cruises) to Aquarium of the Pacific  Meet at bottom of stairs from R deck Gather at 5:45 or 6:15
  Boats depart QM at 6 pm and 6:30 pm.  
  Boats depart Pierpoint Landing (Aquarium) at 10, 10:30
Evening Reception at Aquarium of the Pacific  Aquarium of the Pacific 6:30 - 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18

Onsite Registration   Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby   8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Exhibits   Windsor Salon   8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Opening Session- Plenary   Grand Salon   8 a.m- 9:30 a.m. 
Poster Session  Windsor Salon 9:30 -10:15 a.m.
Morning Break  Windsor Salon  10 - 10:15 a.m. 
NMEA Youth Conference  Passport Bus Stop (nearby) 7:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Royal Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Kings View Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Board Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Victoria Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Britannia Salon  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Caronia 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Tea Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Royal Gallery Theater (Classroom) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Lunch  - Chapter Meetings and Chapter Baskets Queens Salon 12 - 2 p.m. 
Stakeholders Pod Meeting 2 - 3:30 Kings View/ Mauretania/ Veranda Port Side  2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Communications Pod Meeting  Victoria Room/ Veranda- Port/ Mauritania 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ed Research Committee Meeting  Midship Marketplace 3:30 p.m.
Operations Pod Meeting  Veranda, Port Side/ Mauritania/ Regent 3:30 - 5
Break  Queens Salon 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Evening Banquet and Auction  Grand Salon and Windsor Salon 6:30 - 10 p.m.
          Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour Windsor Salon  6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
          Banquet and Live Auction  Grand Salon  7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, July 19

Onsite Registration    Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby   8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Exhibits    Windsor Salon    8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Opening Session- Plenary    Grand Salon    8 a.m - 10 a.m.  
Morning Break   Windsor Salon  10 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings  Royal Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Kings View Rm   10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Board Rm   10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Victoria Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Britannia Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Caronia 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Tea Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Royal Gallery Theater (Classroom) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Lunch - Business Luncheon Grand Salon  12 - 1:15 p.m. 
Stegner Lecture  Grand Salon 1:15 - 2 p.m. 
NMEA New Board Meeting  Board Room 4 - 5 p.m.
Sand and Shell Swap  Victoria Deck 4 - 5 p.m.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Event  *EXTRA TICKET REQUIRED* Buses depart QM 5:45 p.m.
  Buses depart Cabrillo 9:15 p.m. 

Friday, July 20

NMEA18 Conference Committee LOAD OUT Regent Rm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Field Trip- Seal Beach NWR Meet at TBD; depart QM 7:45 a.m.
  Depart field trip site  11:45 a.m.
  Arrive at QM  12:30 p.m.
Field Trip- MPA Cit Sci Whale Watch Trip Meet at TBD; depart QM 7:30 a.m.
  Depart field trip site  3 p.m.
  Arrive at QM  4 p.m. 
Field Trip- Catalina Island Meet at TBD; depart QM 6:30 a.m.
  Depart SCMI 5 p.m. 
  Arrive at QM  6 p.m.
Field Trip- NOAA SWMFSC and Hubbs Sea World Research Meeting Point TBD 7 a.m.
  Arrive at QM  6 p.m. 

 

 


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