Become a Sponsor!

Help support communities of life-long learners who care about our aquatic world! 

Your donations & sponsorships will be used to: 

  • provide unique learning & leadership opportunities for students and educators; 
  • promote understanding of ocean literacy and sustainable ecosystems; 
  • support and empower a diverse network of water-wise students and educators; 
  • provide conference scholarships to ensure equal access to this amazing learning experience

Sponsorship Levels

ORCA 

($1000+) 

  • Three complimentary conference registrations 
  • Option to sponsor a specific session or event 
  • Exhibitor listing on virtual conference platform 
  • Sponsorship banner on virtual conference platform 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on conference website 

SALMON 

($500 – $999) 

  • Two complimentary conference registrations 
  • Sponsorship banner on virtual conference platform 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on conference website 

OCTOPUS 

($250 – $499) 

  • One complimentary conference registration 
  • Sponsorship banner on virtual conference platform 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on conference website 

ANEMONE 

($100 to $249) 

  • One complimentary conference registration 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on conference website 

 “ACCESS FOR ALL” 

($100/registration) 

  • Sponsor any number of conference registrations for youth, Indigenous community members, or other educators to attend the conference free of charge 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on conference website 

Accessing Sponsorship Benefits

Once you become a sponsor, you will be able to access a variety of benefits. Please follow the instructions below to access these benefits.

Complimentary conference registrations—Please have your representatives register through NAME or CaNOE and select “Invoice Me” during the registration process. Once that is done, please send the names of the representatives to webmaster@pacname.org and our registrars will then complete the registration for you.

Exhibitor listing and Sponsorship Banner—We will send a link in early August for you to set up your virtual exhibitor booth and/or sponsorship profile through Whova.

Option to sponsor a specific session or event—Please let us know which event on our agenda you would like to sponsor

Sponsor logo—Please send a web-ready logo to webmaster@pacname.org for posting on our conference website

Access for all—Please send us the name/s of participants you would like to sponsor, or let us select a candidate from our scholarship applicant pool.


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

Tim Masso

Tim Masso

Tim Masso is an accomplished public speaker in English and Nuu-chah-nulth—something few can say. At 18, he stands tall in his fourth year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Victoria, focused on the revitalization and learning of Indigenous languages.

As a young Tla-o-qui-aht boy, Tim was never willing to bend to a status quo. He noticed many connections between land, language and culture, and how the language connects and grounds us to a place. Yet his language was not part of his own elementary school curriculum located in the heart of Nuu-chah-nulth territories (“along the mountains and sea”) on west coast Vancouver Island.

Fast forward to 2021. The Nuu-chah-nulth language program, empowered by Tim’s passion, has eclipsed French as the second language of choice at Ucluelet Secondary, and Tim returned to Ucluelet Elementary for his first UVic teaching practicum. He has changed the course of history and demonstrated how a modern direction can truly honour ancient traditions.

Tim lives steps from the sea and hopes to be a commercial fisherman. His leadership will continue to empower young Nuu-chah-nulth-aht language learners and other youth to dream, create, perform and command in this beautiful language, rooted in place, and held-fast ‘along the mountains and sea.’

Tim is included in this interactive story about Revitalizing Vancouver Island’s Indigenous Languages from CBC News.

Tim will share his journey, the many connections between land, language and culture, and how the language connects and grounds us to a place.


Dr. Kate Moran

Dr. Kate Moran

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Networks Canada

Before being appointed as President & CEO of Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) in 2012, Dr. Kate Moran developed years of experience in the industry of ocean research. Her previous appointment was Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Rhode Island, where she played an active role in both the Graduate School of Oceanography and the Department of Ocean Engineering. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Moran was seconded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she served as an Assistant Director and focused on Arctic, polar, ocean, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate policy issues. Since joining Ocean Networks Canada, Professor Moran has been active in public outreach on topics related to the Arctic, ocean observing, and climate—threads that she wove into a TEDx Talk in 2012.

ONC specializes in ocean monitoring and data collection while also fostering learning and engagement with the Ocean Sense program. This novel education program allows coastal communities, educators and students to collaborate and develop skills in analysing, understanding and sharing ocean data and knowledge. Data collected from Ocean Networks Canada’s observatories is used to create an immersive learning platform and promote ocean education and exploration.

Presentation topic: The Internet Connected Ocean


Dr. Tom ReimchenDr. T. E. Reimchen

Adjunct Professor of Biology, University of Victoria

Tom Reimchen was born and raised on the Canadian prairies and received a BSc in Zoology at the University of Alberta in 1970. His interests then took him to Great Britain, where he completed his DPhil in marine ecology and genetics in 1974, before returning to Canada. Thus began four decades of ground-breaking research in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest.

His work began from a remote cabin on Drizzle Lake in Haida Gwaii, where “Stickleback Tom” and his team documented an incredible range of adaptations of Threespine Sticklebacks to diverse conditions in over 100 lakes. Since 1997, he has been teaching at the University of Victoria and continued his research programs with his students.  Their work on salmon-bear interactions led to the novel concept of Salmon Forests and provided important insight to the evolution of the Spirit Bear and the long-term well-being of our coastal ecosystems.

Tom values the power of knowledge, teaching and lifelong learning. Combined with his innovative thinking, careful field observations, and use of technology, he has helped shape our understanding of important coastal ecology issues of our time. Join us as he shares this incredible journey.

Learn more about Tom’s research and the Reimchen lab here.

Presentation topic: The marine-terrestrial interface in British Columbia: salmon, herring, bears and forests


Special Presentation

Andy LambAndy Lamb

Andy Lamb is a marine naturalist and educator extraordinaire.  He has worked as both Chief Collector and Education Coordinator at the Vancouver Aquarium, and as a fish culturist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  Andy’s impact on marine and aquatic education is widely recognized, as reflected by his well-deserved appointment as a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows in 2017; and Honorary Doctorate in Education from the University of Victoria in 2019.

Over the last 50 years, Andy has also found time for thousands of dives in the Pacific NW.  The extraordinary teamwork with co-author Bernard P. Hanby (who took the underwater images) and Andy (who provided research material) led to the publication of Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: a photographic encyclopedia of invertebrates, seaweeds and selected fishes.  This extraordinary book is a common feature of many of our bookshelves!

Join Andy from his home on Thetis Island, as he takes us on an up-close and personal tour of the Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest; and introduces us to the new, improved and easily accessible online version of the most comprehensive collection ever published of photographs and information about Pacific Northwest marine life.

Limited scholarship awards are available to NAME members in need of financial assistance to attend the 2021 virtual conference, so please purchase or renew your membership before submitting a scholarship application.  NAME offers several membership types, including a reduced rate for students, seniors and anyone with limited income. Once you have submitted your application, you can register for the conference and defer payment until award decisions have been made.

Apply for a scholarship

Criteria: Scholarship awards are based on financial need, applicability of conference content to career/future career of the applicant, and NAME’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Selection and Award: All applications for 2021 conference scholarships are confidential and will be seen only by the 2021 Conference Scholarship Committee, made up of NAME and CaNOE board members.

Conference Registration: Scholarship applicants can register for the conference at any time and defer payment until scholarship decisions are made. Simply choose “Invoice Me” during the registration process. Successful applicants will receive an updated invoice with the reduced conference fees. If a scholarship award is not granted and an applicant decides not to attend the conference, they may withdraw their registration.

Application: To apply, please complete and submit the scholarship application for the 2021 conference. Please contact Cathy Carolsfeld (wwsealab@shaw.ca) for more information.

 

The annual NAME auction is one of the highlights of the conference…a chance to have fun, bid on unique aquatic-themed items donated by NAME members and local businesses, and raise money for our mini-grant and scholarship fund! All of the funds raised at our annual silent and live auction go to support educators with scholarships and mini-grants to help them share the wonders of the world of water.

This year, our auction will be virtual! While we are still working out the details, we are excited to debut this new way to raise funds that will help expand our audience and provide resources for our members.

Due to the online format of the auction this year, we will be focusing our efforts on collecting donations that can be emailed or easily mailed, like gift cards or certificates. If you or an organization you know would like to contribute to this cause, please contact us at bc2021@pacname.org.


Auction Donation Form

SeaFaire is a marketplace of ‘ideas’ where individuals, agencies, organizations and vendors can share educational programs, equipment, curricula, and other materials appropriate for marine and aquatic educators. SeaFaire will be virtual this year. Through our Whova virtual platform there will be different opportunities for you connect with conference attendees, share your programs, and provide online resources.

Exhibitors

We are excited to provide the option to promote your organization through our virtual exhibitor center! Exhibitors can create a virtual exhibit booth, including information about your organization and its programs and resources, promotional offers, opportunities to interact with attendees, and lead generation. Exhibitors can also upload handouts, videos, and set up live showcases. More information on exhibitors is available here. Virtual exhibitor booths are available to add on to your registration for $80 USD.

Community Meet ups

The Whova platform provides lots of opportunities for attendees to meet up and network outside of sessions. Feel free to suggest a topic for discussion in our community board!

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Registration Options

Full Conference Registration, Member—includes all virtual conference sessions from August 17-20, 2021. Available to current NAME members. Registration does not include NAME membership renewal, so please add your membership renewal during registration, if desired. Registration includes the opportunity to add a one-year membership to CaNOE.

Full Conference Registration, Non-Member—includes all virtual conference sessions from August 17-20, 2021. Available to anyone. Includes a one-year membership to NAME, as well as the opportunity to add a one-year membership to CaNOE.

NAME members and non-members wishing to join NAME should register through NAME’s registration system, as this will enroll you in NAME’s membership database. CaNOE members and non-members wishing to join CaNOE should register through CaNOE’s registration system.

Registration Fees

All fees listed on this site are in $USD.

NAME Member NAME Non-member
Full Conference $60 USD $90 USD

Exhibitors

We are excited to provide the option to promote your organization through our virtual exhibitor center! Exhibitors can create a virtual exhibit booth, including information about your organization and its programs and resources, promotional offers, opportunities to interact with attendees, and lead generation. Exhibitors can also upload handouts, videos, and set up live showcases. More information on exhibitors is available here. Virtual exhibitor booths are available to add on to your registration for $80 USD.

Scholarships and Payment

If you are interested in attending the conference but are hesitant for financial reasons, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. The goal of our annual NAME conference is to bring together a community of educators, researchers, students and citizen scientists who are passionate about marine and aquatic education, and we do not want anybody to be left out due to financial or other challenges.

Apply for a scholarship

Payment can be made online by credit card at the time of registration. If you are paying by check (payable to Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators in US funds) or purchase order, please choose “Invoice Me” during registration and send your payment to:

NAME
6800 SW 35th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

Please contact the conference committee at bc2021@pacname.org with any questions.

SeaFaire is a marketplace of ‘ideas’ where individuals, agencies, organizations and vendors can share educational programs, equipment, curricula, and other materials appropriate for marine and aquatic educators.

SeaFaire will be virtual this year. More information will be available soon.

Space is limited! Please specify your table preference and A/V needs below and we will accommodate as many groups as possible on a first come, first served basis. You must bring your own A/V equipment, lighting, extension cords, etc. Please remember that NAME and CaNOE are not responsible for securing items of value.


    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.

    Lodging

    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:

    NAME-BC
    PO Box 53583 RPO Broadmead
    Victoria, BC V8X 5K2
    Canada

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