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Conference 2020

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.

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 Note: No free shuttle provided by conference organizers.

Schedule:
April 13 – Monday
(board member arrival)

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

April 15 – Wednesday
9 a.m – Session 3 (Shaw Centre)
10:30 a.m. – Session 4 (Shaw Centre)
12 noon – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Session 5 (Shaw Centre)
3:30 p.m. – Tourism
evening – Dinner reception (Heritage room – Novotel)

April 16 – Thursday
9 a.m. – Session 6 (Shaw Centre)
10:30 a.m. – Session 7 – NAMMA Annual General Meeting (Shaw Centre)
afternoon – Session 8 – Workshop (Shaw Centre) or Denominational meetings (AoS Canada, MTS Canada, Ministry to Seafarers and others TBC) (Novotel)
6:30 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)

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