National Marine Educators Association's
2014 Annual Conference

Welcome to the 2014 conference site for the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)!  NMEA is the only professional organization dedicated to those who educate others on marine and aquatic environments.  Our annual conference moves each year based on the hosting regional chapter.  This year, it is being hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) and is being held in Annapolis, Maryland, from July 21-25.

Updates and News

Download the NMEA 2014 Conference Eventboard app for your smartphone! Access the conference schedule, presentation details, and tag your favorite sessions. Once you've downloaded the app, here are some tips for using the app.

The full concurrent session schedule is now available for downloading and printing at We also have a conference app that will be available in July!

Advance registration is only available through July 14, and field trips are already selling out, so please see to register today!

Sailing into Marine Education, from the Ocean to the Bay

NMEA 2014 Conference Preview from NMEA on Vimeo.

The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) is proudly hosting the NMEA 2014 conference in Annapolis, Maryland. The NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and we bring together formal and informal marine educators around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment. The conference draws 300-500 formal and informal educators from high schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for 5 days of learning, sharing, and networking.  The 2014 conference will have STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards as a main focus.

Special events

  • The welcome event on July 21 will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and will include tours of the engineering and oceanography labs, the oceanographic research vessel, the "yard" or campus, speakers, and a reception.
  • We will be hosting an evening event at the National Aquarium, Baltimore. Conference participants will be able to tour the Aquarium exhibits and dance to the music of Baltimore band Donegal X-press.

loews annapolis hotel

Loews Hotel in Annapolis offers guests a premier luxury hotel designed to provide both comfort and value.   The hotel is located a short 10 minute walk from historic Main Street Annapolis which has many local shops and restaurants.  The Hotel has a long list of convenient amenities including a complimentary fitness center and an a complimentary electric E-Cruiser local shuttle service.