2020 Registration Information

UPDATE—Given the ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19 around in-person gatherings and travel, we are sorry to inform you that the 2020 NAME-CaNOE Ocean Education Conference will not be held this August. We are planning on rescheduling the conference for next summer in 2021, and will send out more information on dates and location as soon as possible. In the meantime, our organizations are exploring alternative options to ensure that we remain connected, encouraged, and enlightened as we approach the Ocean Decade.

Registration Options

Full Conference Registration—includes all conference sessions and lunches from Sunday afternoon, August 16 through Thursday lunch, August 20, as well as the Awards Banquet and Auction on Wednesday night.

Half Conference Registration—includes all conference sessions and lunches for two consecutive days, plus the option to join us on the field trips! Choose one of the following options:

  • Sun-Tue: Sunday afternoon, August 16 through Tuesday lunch, August 18
  • Tue-Thu: Tuesday evening, August 18 through Thursday lunch, August 20 including the Awards Banquet and Auction on Wednesday night

Single-day Registration—includes all sessions and lunch only on the day registered. Available for Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Membership Renewal

Registering as a member does not include NAME membership renewal. Please add your membership renewal during registration, if desired.

Registration Fees

We know that many of you need to budget for the upcoming conference, so we are providing the estimated registration fees for your convenience. Please note that in today’s uncertain financial climate, these fees are subject to change before registration opens.

NAME members and US non-members should register through NAME’s registration system. CaNOE members and non-members wishing to pay in Canadian funds should register through CaNOE’s registration system. All fees listed in this table are in $USD.

NAME Member Non-member*
Conference Registration
Full conference (incl. 4 lunches + banquet) $230 $260
Half conference (incl. 2 lunches; Sun-Tue or Tue-Thu + banquet) $135 $165
Single Day (incl. lunch only) $100 $130
Event tickets for guests/family members
NAME Awards Banquet and Auction (Wednesday, Aug 14) $40

*Registering as a non-member includes a one-year membership to NAME with the option of adding a one-year membership to CaNOE.


Conference registration does not include lodging, which can be purchased during registration and includes breakfasts and dinners. Lodging information can be found on our Lodging & Travel page.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations submitted by August 5, 2020 will be refunded.
  • No refunds for cancellations after August 5, 2020.

If you are interested in attending the conference but are hesitant for financial reasons, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. The annual NAME conference is organized with the purpose of bringing together a community of educators, researchers, students and citizen scientists who are passionate about marine and aquatic education; a limited number of scholarships and bursaries may be provided to those who would not attend simply because of the cost.

If you are paying by check (payable to Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators) or purchase order, please send your payment to NAME-BC:

PO Box 53583 RPO Broadmead
Victoria, BC V8X 5K2

Please contact the conference committee at bc2020@pacname.org with any questions.