Annual Conference


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity: Maritime Museums as centers for dialogue

April 27-29 2020

in Vancouver, British Columbia, hosted by the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Idyllically located on the shores of beautiful English Bay, the Vancouver Maritime Museum (established in 1959) tells the history of maritime endeavors of people from Canada in the Arctic, the Pacific, in Vancouver and along the coast of British Columbia. One of the highlights of its collections is the National Historic Site St. Roch, built in 1928 to serve the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in its activities along the coast and in the Arctic.

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is one of a series of cultural institutions located in Vanier park, the city’s important cultural hub. Hotels, restaurants and Vancouver’s thrilling, throbbing and thriving downtown area are within a 20 minutes-walk. Besides, there is ample availability of public transport by bus and ferry.

Call for Papers

As you are preparing your proposal for the 2020 CAMM conference, please keep in mind the following information. All proposals must fit into the overall conference theme or one of the sub-themes/topics. This year’s overall theme is: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity: Maritime Museums as centers for dialogue

The sub-themes or topics are:

  1. working with local communities (First Nations, etc.)
  2. education
  3. collections (de-accessioning/collecting for the future)
  4. underwater archaeology
  5. new exhibits at maritime museums

You can download the 2020 CAMM Conference Proposal Form here.

Deadline for submission is December 6, 2019. You will receive a response from the program committee no later than December 16, 2019. You do not need to be a member of CAMM to attend the conference or submit a proposal. All presenters will be required to register for the conference.

Conference Registration

Will be available later this year.  Please check back.

Leonard Rennie Professional Travel Grants:

Will be available for 2020 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:

Past Conferences

2019 CAMM Annual Conference

The 2019 CAMM Annual conference was held April 24-26, 2019 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin hosted by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Images were provided by CAMM Members.  Thank you.


2019 CAMM Conference Program



Images of the 2018 CAMM Conference

Images of 2017 CAMM Conference

CAMM 2017 Conference Program

Images of 2016 CAMM Conference

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