Register Today for the 2019 CAMM Conference Hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, April 24-26, 2019

There may be snow on the ground for many of us, but spring is around the corner.  That means it is time to register for the 2019 CAMM Conference hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, April 24-26, 2019.  There are several upcoming deadlines, of which to be aware:

  • LODGING: Blocks of rooms and special rates have been established at the following hotels.  Please reference “CAMM Conference” when booking rooms. Blocks of rooms are only held until March 24.  Please make your reservations before that date.
    • Baymont by Wyndham Manitowoc Lakefront
      101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
      Phone: 920-482-2097 (adjacent to the museum)
      $89 a night – includes continental breakfast
    • Holiday Inn Manitowoc
      4601 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc
      Phone: 920-682-6000 (3 miles from museum)
      $119 a night – includes full breakfast at hotel restaurant
    • Click here for more Manitowoc/Two Rivers lodging options


  • REGISTRATION: Please download, fill out, and submit the CAMM Conference registration form (link) and submit to Paypal link available from Registration Form.
    • Full conference registration is $199 and includes all conference session, lunches, receptions, and banquet.
    • Daily rates available for one day attendance (see registration form).
    • Spouse/guest registration for social events only (no sessions) is $125.
    • Optional Door County maritime landscape tour is $40

    Registration Deadline is April 15, 2019.

  • LEONARD RENNIE PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS: Will be available for 2019 CAMM Conference. 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:


Download the: CAMM 2019 Conference Program

EVENTS: In addition to conference sessions held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, all tours and special events are included with full conference registration, including:

Saturday optional Door County maritime landscape bus tour (featuring the Door County Maritime Museum). 9:00am-3:30pm.  Space is limited, reservations made on a first come first serve basis. $40 per person. Includes:

  • Round trip bus ride from Wisconsin Maritime Museum (Manitowoc) to the Door County Maritime Museum (Sturgeon Bay) – Includes en route narration by Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Archaeologist Tamara Thomsen.
  • Tour of the Door County Maritime Museum, led by DCMM staff, including the exhibits The Water Defines Us: DCMM@50 and Shipwrecks of Door County, and gallery lecture by Larry Herbst of the Sturgeon Bay Model Shop (tent.).
  • Lunch at the Door County Fire Company restaurant, including a presentation from the creative team behind the musical Windjammers, inspired by tales and tunes of 19th century Great Lakes sailors; courtesy of Northern Sky Theater.
  • Drive past Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding – Tracing its history back to 1918, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an industry leader in the construction and repair of large ships and is a highlight of the working waterfront of Sturgeon Bay.


2019 Annual Conference in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (photo WMM)


Tourism & Transportation: Manitowoc is located 30 minutes south of Green Bay and 1 1/2 hours north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin easily accessible by international airports in both cities.  There are many rental car and airport shuttle options from Milwaukee and Green Bay airports.

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Transportation options include:
GoRiteWay airport shuttles from Milwaukee.  One way from $66.
Hertz rental car.  Special conference rate from Milwaukee (reference CV#054R0001).  Also located in Green Bay without conference rate.
Stardust Limousine, Manitowoc services both Green Bay and Milwaukee airports. (920)682-5767.






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