11th Maritime Heritage Conference

2018 NMHS Annual Meeting & Maritime Heritage Conference


The 11th Maritime Heritage Conferene, the 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Maritime Historical Society and the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of America will come together with as many as 500 of your fellow maritime enthusiasts for an information-packed joint conference encompassing a broad array of topics this February 14-17, 2018 in the historic port city of New Orleans.     Register today by clicking HERE.  The full conference price is $495 per person, which includes all sessions, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks & lunches (February 15-17), the Saturday Gala Awards Dinner (February 17), and all meeting materials.    Sponsorship Opportunities ranging from $500 to $15,000 are encouraged and will be formally recognized.

Check out the preliminary Conference Schedule and Program and Presentation Abstracts.  Presentation opics and focus sessions include, but are not limited to: Maritime and Naval History   ·   Maritime Art, Literature, and Music   ·   Education and Preservation   ·   Underwater Archaeology   ·   Trade and Communications   ·   Maritime Libraries, Archives, and Museums   ·   Marine Science and Ocean Conservation   ·   Historic Vessel Restoration   ·   Maritime Heritage Grant Program   ·   Maritime Landscapes   ·   National Marine Sanctuaries   ·   Inland Waters    ·   Commerce and Seaport Operations   ·   Small Craft   ·   Shipbuilding   ·   Marine Protected Areas   ·   Crew and Staff Training and Development   ·   Tall Ships, Sail Training, and Education Under Sail   ·   Vessel Operations and Safety   ·   Tall Ships® Events and Host Ports   ·   Not-for-Profit Administration   ·   Fund Development   ·   Media and Publications    ·   Marketing and Social Media

Book your room today!  The conference venue is the beautiful New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter – 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.   Marriott has agreed to extend the original booking deadline and accept reservations at the group rate of $164/night (plus tax) while available.  Click HERE to book your room using the Conference Passkey, or call (504) 581-1000 and provide the discount code “MHC.”  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gather with individuals from all segments of the maritime community!  Register Online, call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 0 or email us at  today.  We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! 



  1. Sandra Ulbrich on September 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    This conference sounds fantastic!!! Please sign me up!

    I do not see a link to sign up for the conference but this will work, no doubt.
    Sandra Ulbrich (you probably have my credit card number, but if not, please call me at
    cell 203-464-1301

  2. Jessica MacFarlane on September 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Please contact Dr. David Winkler and Jonathan Kabak at for additional information on the Call for Presenters. The deadline for papers and session proposals is 1 November 2017. Thanks and we hope to see you in New Orleans!