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Save the Date – Maritime Heritage Conference – February 15 – 17, 2018

Our Maritime Communities — Stronger Together

February 15-17, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

The 11th Maritime Heritage Conference and the 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships will come together for an information-packed joint conference encompassing a broad array of topics. The Maritime Heritage Conference was last held in 2014, and is unique in bringing together all elements of the maritime heritage community to discuss topics of common interest., Tall Ships America’s Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is held annually and Known for its high “take away value”, networking opportunities and camaraderie. You are invited to join with us and share an exploration of maritime heritage while charting the course for the future. The Conference Steering Committee invites you to become involved in the 2018 Conference as a presenter. This is an outstanding opportunity to come together with individuals from all segments of the maritime community to discuss topics of common interest, to learn from your peers, and to share your knowledge and experience with others.

The conference venue is the beautiful New Orleans Marriott. Rooms are available at the terrific rate of $164+ per night! Details are posted at

Focus sessions include, but are not limited to:

♦ Media and Publications
♦ Tall Ships, Sail Training and Education Under Sail
♦ Marketing and Social Media
♦ Vessel Operations and Safety

Papers and sessions include, but are not limited to:

♦ Maritime and naval history
♦ Maritime Art, Literature and Music
♦ Underwater Archaeology
♦ Shipbuilding
♦ Marine Science and Ocean Conservation
♦ Education and Preservation
♦ Maritime Heritage Grant Program
♦ Marine Protected Areas
♦ Crew and Staff Training and Development
♦ Not for Profit Administration
♦ Fund Development
♦ Tall Ships® Events and Host Port
♦ Inland Water Commerce and seaport operations
♦ Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations
♦ Trade and Communications
♦ Maritime Libraries, Archives, and Museums
♦ National Marine Sanctuaries
♦ Vessel Restoration
♦ Small Craft
♦ Maritime Landscapes

Session Proposals are encouraged. Individual and Session Proposals should include a one-page abstract, and a one-page bio about each presenter. Please email general proposals to Dr. David Winkler and Jonathan Kabak at Proposals for lighthouse topics should be sent to Mike Vogel at The deadline for paper and session proposals is November 1, 2017.

Please note that the U.S. Lighthouse Society will be organizing some of the lighthouse sessions.

Extracted from MHC CALL FOR PRESENTERS, July 3, 2017; updated July 14, 2017

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