Annual Meeting

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum will be hosting CAMM’s 2015 annual conference

DATES: April 13-14, 2015 (with optional field trip on April 15)

LOCATION: Los Angeles Maritime Museum

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: (Deadline for submission has passed.)

COSTS & REGISTRATION: Full registration ($150.00) includes all sessions, continental breakfast and lunch on Monday, April 13, and Tuesday April 14, the narrated cruise of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors on Monday, and the closing dinner at the Los Angeles Yacht Club on Tuesday. One-day registrations are also available. The optional field trip on Wednesday (see below) is a separate ticketed event and requires advance registration.

To register, download the CAMM Registration 2015 form, fill it out, make a payment (using PayPal link, check, or credit card), save the form and email it to <CAMMTreasury@gmail.com>. (The form can also be printed and faxed or mailed.)

Registration deadline is March 31, 2015.

LODGING: The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, 601 S. Palos Verdes Boulevard, San Pedro CA 90731. A block of rooms has been reserved at the following rates: single (one king bed) $105.00 plus tax per night; double (two double beds in one room) $115.00 plus tax per night. All rooms are non-smoking. The hotel is located two blocks west of the Museum.

To reserve: contact the Crowne Plaza registration desk at 310-519-8200. Mention the Council of American Maritime Museums Conference in order to secure the special room rates. Please make your reservations no later than March 13, 2015. Registration requests made after that date will only be accepted on a “space available” basis at the hotel’s published rates.

TRANSPORTATION: The Museum is 23 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 20 miles from the Long Beach Airport. Both airports are serviced by Super Shuttle. To reserve ground transportation from either airport to the hotel, visit http://www.supershuttle.com, or call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826). Guests of the Crowne Plaza Hotel receive a discounted fare of $17.00 per person each way.

Once you arrive in San Pedro, you will not require transportation for the duration of the conference, since all events will take place within walking distance. Transportation will be provided to Tuesday night’s closing dinner (2 miles from the museum) and for the optional trip to the Huntington on Wednesday.

Attendees who plan to drive to the museum should enter “600 Sampson Way, San Pedro CA 90731” on their GPS or web-based navigational tools. (Mapquest and Google Maps do not recognize berth numbers.)

OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP:  Wednesday, April 15th, 10 am to 4 pm

Spend the day at the world-famous Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California and have a rare opportunity to view the maritime collections.  Enjoy a special behind the scenes tour guided by the Huntington curators, and spend the rest of the day enjoying the gardens and exhibits.

The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also one of the country’s most prominent collectors of rare books and manuscripts. In 1920 the library building was completed to house his outstanding collection.

In 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the indenture that transferred their San Marino property and collections to a nonprofit educational trust, creating The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, which hosts more than 500,000 visitors each year.

The Huntington Art Gallery, originally the Huntington residence, contains one of the most comprehensive collections in this country of 18th- and 19th-century British and French art. The Huntington also is among the nation’s most important centers for the study of the American West, with an unsurpassed collection of materials that span the full range of American western settlement, the Gold Rush, and the development of Southern California. The Library also owns the John Haskell Kemble collection of shipping ephemera, numbering over 20,000 items.

Cost: $40.00 per person, includes charter bus transportation, tour, and admission to the Huntington. (Lunch is on your own.) Advance registration is required and you must be a conference attendee (or attendee’s companion). Space is limited so register early.  (See “Costs &Registration” section above for the registration form.)

LEONARD RENNIE PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS: CAMM offers grants in support of professional development (including attendance at the CAMM Conference) for staff of member museums. Grants for 50% of total cost of travel, registration and lodging are available up to $750.  Monies are limited so apply early. Download application:

PRIOR MEETINGS

Images of the 2014 Annual Meeting, National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio. Photos by Candace Clifford

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Images of 2013 Annual Meeting at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort, N.C. Photos by Candace Clifford

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