Year Location Host Theme
2023 Bellingham Washington (NAME hosted NMEA National Conference) Strait to Sound: Gathering at the Salish Sea
2022 Netarts Oregon Coastal Re-Connections: Outdoor Explorations From The Forest To The Sea
2021 Virtual British Columbia (co-hosted by CaNOE) Educating for Sustainable Seas: Diving into the Ocean Decade
2019 Port Townsend Washington Voyage Through Changing Waters
2018 Portland Oregon Confluence
2017 Homer Alaska Our Waters: Many Streams, One Ocean
2016 Metchosin British Columbia One World—United by Water
2015 Seattle Washington One Place, Many Voices: Celebrating our Local Waters
2014 Bandon Oregon Connecting Communities Through Water
2013 Crescent Beach British Columbia Sky 2 Sea
2012 Anchorage Alaska (NAME hosted NMEA National Conference)
2011 Port Angeles Washington
2010 Florence Oregon
2009 Vancouver British Columbia
2008 Friday Harbor Washington
2007 Astoria Oregon
2006 Seward Alaska
2005 Bamfield British Columbia
2004 Olympia Washington
2003 Newport Oregon
2002 Juneau Alaska
2001 Victoria British Columbia (NAME hosted NMEA National Conference)
2000 Port Townsend Washington
1999 Charleston Oregon
1998 Seward Alaska
1997 Vancouver British Columbia (Joint Conference with NAAEE)
1996 Seattle Washington
1995 Astoria Oregon
1994 Sitka Alaska
1993 Cowichan Lake British Columbia
1992 Portland/Newport Oregon (NAME hosted NMEA National Conference)
1991 Port Townsend Washington
1990 Portland Oregon
1989 Homer Alaska
1988 Campbell River British Columbia
1987 Bellingham Washington
1986 Newport Oregon
1985 Seward Alaska
1984 Victoria British Columbia (NAME hosted NMEA National Conference)
1983 Everett Washington
1982 Astoria Oregon
1981 Sitka Alaska
1980 Vancouver British Columbia
1979 Grays Harbor Washington
1978 Newport Oregon
1977 Sitka Alaska
1976 Poulsbo Washington