‘Women on the Water’ conference moves to Calif. due to Ike

The following is an announcement by the U.S. Maritime Administration:
(VALLEJO, Calif.) — Due to the extensive damage Galveston Island sustained during Hurricane Ike, the Women of the Water (WOW) conference is moving to California. We would like to thank the California Maritime Academy for hosting this conference on short notice and our thoughts are with the students, faculty, and staff at Texas Maritime Academy, Texas A & M University and all of those who have suffered at the hands of Hurricane Ike.

The 2nd Annual Women on the Water Conference will provide an open forum for discussions highlighting current issues affecting women in the maritime industry. During this event you will hear from professional experts in the maritime community regarding such issues as environmental changes, human factors affecting mariners at sea, industry trends, emerging employment opportunities, and regulatory changes affecting the maritime industry. This will be an invaluable opportunity for maritime cadets and professional women alike to network, build relationships, share experiences and learn about the industry from those women currently leading the industry.

For questions regarding the annual Women on the Water Conference, please send inquires via email to womenonthewater@dot.gov.

The Agenda
The Agenda is available online.

Who Should Attend
Maritime Academy Cadets, Maritime Associations, Ship Operators, Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Seafarer & Trade Union Representatives, Maritime Lawyers, Maritime Academy Representatives and Maritime Industry Representatives.

The conference fee will be waived for all current maritime academy cadets from the six state maritime academies and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Lodging and meals will be provided to cadets at no charge.

The conference fee for participants will be $200. The registration fee and form should be sumbitted to the California Maritime Academy. The conference fee includes the cost of meals and attendance to special events. Please download the registration form and submit a completed copy to the California Maritime Academy:

By email: (as an attachment): karnold@csum.edu
By fax: 707-654-1158
By mail: California Maritime Academy/Extended Learning
Attn: WOW Conference
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590

Checks should be payable to: CMA/Extended Learning. Please include the following note in the memo line “WOW Conference.”

If you would prefer to register by phone, please call (707) 654-1157.

Conference attendees are invited to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott — Vallejo Napa Valley. A group rate of $93.00 is available for conference attendees. Arrangements may be made with the hotel directly by calling (707) 644-1200 or 1-800-321-2211. Additional information on the hotel is available online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfovl-courtyard-vallejo-napa-valley/

The California Maritime Academy
The first day of the conference, Nov 7th, will be held at the California Maritime Academy as will some of the special events. The California Maritime Academy is located in Vallejo, California.

The California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590

For more information on the California Maritime Academy, please visit their website http://www.csum.edu/.

By Professional Mariner Staff