Aug 1-3, 2023 – Seattle, WA

Date: August 1-3 in Seattle, WA

Introduction: Seafarers’ welfare organizations have needed tremendous agility to respond to each new challenge. NAMMA’s 2023 conference will help seafarers’ welfare organizations serve effectively. The conference plans to welcome more than 100 representatives of local and international seafarers’ welfare organizations but is open to all other partners in the wider maritime community.

Conference Venue: University of Washington, Alder Auditorium, 1315 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98105, United States.

Registration: Please complete this form [link here] to pre-register for NAMMA’s annual conference August 1-3, 2023 at the University of Washington in Seattle. Once submitted, you will receive from NAMMA direct links to pay for official registration, to book accommodations at the University of Washington, and to receive additional helpful information for travel. Note: registration is only officially confirmed once the registration fee is paid.

  • Registration: $299USD Member / $349USD Non-member (increases by $50 after June 15).
  • Accommodation at University of Washington: $152/night incl. tax (4-night minimum in our special package rate with the University of Washington = daily $122 room rate + $33 breakfast/lunch food card for campus restaurants. Extra nights before or after the conference can be booked without food card required).
  • Travel: Flights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA – SeaTac). Take 1-District train line from airport to U-District Station next to University of Washington.

Financial aid: NAMMA has received a grant to offer a limited number of $500/USD travel bursaries to help defray the costs of attending the conference for those working in seafarers’ welfare who might have limited funding. If you would like to apply, please briefly explain why you want to attend this conference and why you might qualify in the pre-registration form.

Detailed Schedule

  • Monday, July 31
    • Arrivals
    • [NAMMA board meeting 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Room 105 Alder Hall]
  • Tuesday, Aug 1
    • Breakfast [Local Point restaurants at Lander Hall]
    • [NAMMA board meeting 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon – Room 105 Alder Hall]
    • [Optional TBD – transport to and tour of Seattle Seafarers’ Center]
    • Lunch [Local Point restaurants at Lander Hall]
    • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Registration Booth open
    • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Conference Opening and Session 1
    • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Coffee Break [Alder Auditorium]
    • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – NAMMA Annual Member’s Meeting, Session 1
    • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Opening Reception and Dinner [provided]
  • Wednesday, Aug 2
  • Thursday, Aug 3
    • Breakfast [Local Point restaurants at Lander Hall]
    • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Sessions 7 & 8 [Alder Auditorium and – Room 105 Alder Hall]
    • Lunch [Local Point restaurants at Lander Hall]
    • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Sessions 9 & Closing Session – [Alder Auditorium and Room 105 Alder Hall]
    • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Coffee Break [Alder Auditorium]
    • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Workshop [Room 105 Alder Hall] and NAMMA Annual Members’ Meeting, Session 2 [Alder Auditorium]
    • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Closing Reception and Dinner [provided]
  • Friday, Aug 4
    • Departures

Confirmed Speakers

Alder Auditorium

Conference Planning Committee: Dcn Paul Rosenblum (Charleston), Rev. Mark Wodka (Canaveral), The Rev’d Judith Alltree (Mission to Seafarers – Canada), Pastor Marsh Drege (New York), Dcn. Joey De Leon (Seattle), Julia Cooper (Seattle), Rev. Mario Biazon (Norfolk), Dr. Jason Zuidema (NAMMA), Jennifer Koenig (NAMMA)