2016 Summit Registration

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The 2016 Summit will offer programming for two full days. Thursday will feature a climate change communication workshop in the morning, tours in the afternoon, and an evening reception with GOMMEA. Friday will be feature a keynote presentation, talks by scientists and educators on the fundamental concepts of ocean literacy principle #3, a discussion panel, and a science and education fair. We hope you can join us for the entire event!


Registration Pricing

We are committed to keeping our rates as low as possible to encourage participation. Purchase orders will be accepted. The online registration deadline has been extended to October 27th, 2016. After this date you will need to purchase a ticket at the event (there will be a limited amount available).

– $65 – NNOCCI workshop is now full.

To purchase tickets for Thursday evening and Friday Summit, click here. To register for ONLY the Thursday event, see below.

Friday – $85

Students- Thursday  $50; Friday $65

Registration prices for attendees include the following benefits:

Thursday, November 3rd:

  • Morning Coffee and pastries
  • Morning Climate Change Communication workshop by NNOCCI
  • Lunch  is not included in the registration, please plan accordingly.
  • Tours on November 3rd
  • Evening Reception at Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Friday, November 4th:

  • Morning Coffee and pastries
  • Keynote session with Dr. Andy Pershing
  • 5 minute lightning talks presented by leading educators and scientists around New England
  • Science and Education Fair
  • Climate Change Communication Panel
  • Lunch and afternoon coffee
  • Networking opportunities with 200 professionals who work in science, ocean science education, advocacy, nonprofit, and government organizations around New England
  • Access to exhibitors from the region with related products and services

GOMMEA Thursday Evening Reception – $30

If you are unable to attend the full day on Thursday, but would still like to attend the evening reception, or if you would like to purchase guest tickets, you may purchase tickets separately at $30 each. There is no student discount for the Thursday evening reception tickets.

The following is to register for only the Thursday evening reception and GOMMEA Annual meeting. To register for the full day, please click here.


Substitute Teacher Reimbursements

We have set aside some funds to help reimburse schools for the cost incurred of hiring a substitute teacher to allow for teachers to attend the summit on Friday, November 4th. Up to $100 can be requested per teacher on a first come, first served basis. You will be asked to provide a letter from your principal on school letterhead stating the amount requested. Please check the appropriate box when registering.
If funds are still available, you will be able to check the appropriate box while registering. Once registered, please email letters to Aimee Bonanno at abonanno@neaq.org.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds

Exceptions may be considered due to unusual and difficult circumstances before October 20, 2016, however, a $25 processing fee will apply.

 Registration is being handled by USM Conference Services

Please note that the wonderful staff at the Abromson Center is handling our registration services. If you have questions about where to send Purchase Orders or Sponsorships, please contact them at:

USM Conference Services
88 Bedford Street
PO Box 9300
Portland, ME  04101