The Annual Conference of the North American Maritime Ministry Association is one of the largest gatherings of maritime ministry agencies and port welfare workers in North America.  Join us and network with those on the front lines of the human relations and seafarer wellbeing efforts in the maritime industry.

In 2020, the Annual Conference of NAMMA will take place in Ottawa, ON from April 14-17. This event will attract industry professionals, maritime welfare agencies, their chaplains, and volunteers in North America. The conference provides networking, discussion of important maritime issues, and training.  

NAMMA is a network of more than 50 affiliated agencies and individual members who work for seafarers’ welfare around North American and the Caribbean.

Registration: 

Sponsorship opportunities: contact us for more information or read this brochure

Hotel: Novotel, 33 Nicholas St, Ottawa, On, K1N9M7 (Rates: $151.50CAD single or $164CAD double + taxes). (includes breakfast and Wifi). To book your room, click here.

Airport – Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

Airport shuttletaxi, Uber, and public transportation are available 

Schedule:
April 13 – Monday
(NAMMA board member arrival)

April 14 – Tuesday
(9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – NAMMA board meeting; Mission to Seafarers Canada meeting)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – NAMMA Conference registration (Novotel)
4:00 p.m. – Official NAMMA Conference Opening (Novotel)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Opening Session 1 and worship (Novotel)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Opening Dinner and Session 2 – Keynote speaker (Novotel)

April 15 – Wednesday
9 a.m – Session 3 (Shaw Centre)
10:30 a.m. – Session 4 (Shaw Centre)
12 noon – Lunch (sponsored by ILWU Canada)
1:00 p.m. – Session 5 (NAMMA AGM) (Shaw Centre)
3:30 p.m. – Tourism or free time
evening – Dinner reception (Heritage room – Novotel) (Sponsored by Mission to Seafarers Canada)

April 16 – Thursday
9 a.m. – Session 6  – Workshops – (Shaw Centre and Novotel)
10:30 a.m. – Session 7 – (Shaw Centre)
12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Session 8 – Denominational meetings (Mission to Seafarers Canada, Ministry to Seafarers Montreal, Apostleship of the Sea North America/Caribbean region ) (Shaw Centre and Novotel)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner and Session 9 After-dinner (Novotel)
9 p.m. – End of Conference

April 17 – Friday
(optional – committee or denominational meetings, as requested)

(8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Apostleship of the Sea North America/Caribbean region)