Annual Conference

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Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier,  San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.      Photo Courtesy of National Park Service

DATES: April 19-21, 2017

LOCATION: San Francisco, California

HOST: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

REGISTRATION: Full 3-day registration will cost $195 (covers sessions, breakfasts, two box lunches, evening reception, and final dinner); the companion rate for the social events is $125. The one-day registration rate will be $110. Registration will begin January 2, 2017.

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: Please download this PDF Form, fill it out, save, and submit to the Program Chair, Paul Fontenoy <>, by December 2, 2016.

LODGING: The conference hotel with be the Argonaut Hotel, 495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco. This hotel is located on Fisherman’s Wharf within walking distance of all the conference activities. The Argonaut is offering a special rate (the normal government rate) of $267 plus tax. This special rate will only be available until they run out of the contracted rooms, or March 27, whichever comes first. Call 800-790-1415 and request the Council of American Maritime Museums Annual Conference rate. Or book your reservation online.

There are many other hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf, from basic to luxury, and all are within walking distance of the Park. A hostel is located just west of the Park, also within walking distance.

TRANSPORTATION: Parking is limited and costly in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, and with very good public transportation, not to mention taxis, Uber, Lift and other ride share services, rental cars are discouraged. There will be a limited number of Park parking spots available by permit for attendees who have physical disabilities. Reservations for these permits must be made in advance as part of the conference registration on a first come, first serve, basis.

Park Maps

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:


San Francisco Maritime NHP


Images of 2016 Conference at Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, Wilmington, Delaware. Photos by Candace Clifford

CAMM 2016 Conference Program

Images of 2015 CAMM Conference

Final 2015 Program

Images of 2014 CAMM Conference

Final 2014 Program

Images of 2013 CAMM Conference

Final 2013 Program