NMEA 2016

by Jason

2016 National Marine Educators Association Conference

Making Waves: Current Connections in Marine Science

June 25-July 1, 2016
Orlando, FL

Call for 2016 NMEA conference session proposals now open! Visit marine-ed.org for more details.

Mark your calendars and start making your travel plans! #NMEA16 will be in Orlando, FL! Interested in joining the conference committee? Contact us at nmea16 @ fmsea.org.

Bring your family for some fun in the sun!

Schedule Overview

Following is the proposed schedule for the 2016 National Marine Educators Association Conference. Unless otherwise noted, conference activities will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, June 25

All Day Sea Grant Educators Meeting

Sunday, June 26

All Day NMEA Board Meeting
PM ASCW Facilitators Meeting (FMSEA Only)
PM NMEA Board Dinner***
PM Registration Opens

***Off site activity 

Monday, June 27

AM/PM Ticketed Workshops
PM Committee Meetings
PM Tweet-up
PM Buddy Reception
PM Conference Welcome Event

Tuesday, June 28

All Day Exhibit Hall Open
All Day Plenary and Concurrent Sessions
All Day Youth Conference at NMEA16
PM Evening Event at SeaWorld

Wednesday, June 29

All Day Exhibit Hall Open
All Day Plenary and Concurrent Sessions
Lunch Chapter Meetings and Chapter Basket Raffle
 PM Past Presidents’ Event***
PM Film Screening: Journey to Planet Earth – Dispatches from the Gulf
PM Silent Auction
PM Evening Banquet and Live Auction

 ***Off site activity  

Thursday, June 30

All Day Exhibit Hall Open (until 3:00pm)
All Day Plenary and Concurrent Sessions
Lunch NMEA Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon
PM Stegner Lecture
PM Ticketed Evening Event***

***Off site activity 

Friday, July 1

AM/PM Ticketed Field Experiences

If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact NMEA16[at]fmsea.org.

Conference Information

Conference Hotel

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
NMEA16 room rates start at $129.00 per night
Reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NationalMarineEducators
1-800-266-9432, be sure to mention the National Marine Educators Association 2016 Conference


Exhibitor Registration is now Open

Non-profit – $250
Profit – $500

Exhibitor schedule is as follows:

Important Dates and Times
Monday, June 27, 2016
Exhibit set-up: Noon to 4:30 p.m..

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Exhibit Hall Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Exhibit Hall Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Exhibit Hall Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exhibit break down 3 p.m. to 5 p.m

Click Here to Register

Questions about exhibiting at NMEA16? Please e-mail the Conference Committee at nmea16 @ fmsea.org.