Annual Conference



The 2022 CAMM conference will be held in person at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, April 27-29. Enjoy three days of informative sessions, and a special post-conference tour to Tangier Island on Saturday April 30. We look forward to seeing you in St. Michaels!




Arrival Information

Beginning Wednesday morning, CAMM registrants should park in CBMM’s main lot, then walk up the brick path (orange arrow) to CBMM’s Welcome Center (circled). You will check in there and receive your packets including schedules. Then proceed to the Steamboat Building (circled and marked #15 on map) where our sessions will be held.

2022 CAMM CBMM Campus-Map

For those arriving Tuesday evening, we are gathering beginning at 17:30 at Foxy’s Harbor Grille in St. Michaels. You can find Foxy’s via google maps at the foot of Mulberry Street in St. Michaels. The restaurant has ample car parking and is walkable from the CBMM grounds.

For those arriving without a vehicle, St. Michaels Inn will have a van shuttle that can bring you into Foxy’s Tuesday evening starting at 17:00.

CBMM will provide a van shuttle from the St. Michaels Inn Wednesday morning, departing the Inn at 08:15. The 15-passenger van has a wrap advertising our “Rising Tide” afterschool boatbuilding program. If we have riders Wednesday, we will repeat the service Thursday and Friday.


To register for the conference, please complete this form. Payment may be made via PayPal, credit card, or check. It is important to save your completed registration form and email a copy to Paul Fontenoy, the CAMM Administrator, at


From Baltimore Washington International Marshall Thurgood Airport (BWI) is a 90-minute drive to St. Michaels. All major car rental companies have offices at the airport. Alternatively, Columbia Limo Service ( provides direct service to and from St. Michaels.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the St. Michaels Inn, 1228 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. The inn is 2 miles from the museum – the museum’s van will be available to transport attendees during the conference. CAMM room rates are $100 per night weekdays and $180 per  night weekends, plus taxes. In order to receive the conference rate, call the inn at 410-745-3333 and mention ‘Council of American Maritime Museums’. The conference rate cannot be reserved through the inn’s website.

Other lodging options closer to the museum include the St. Michaels  Harbor Inn (a 10 to 15-minute walk away). See for details.

There also are several boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts near the museum. Visit and select the ‘Stay’ tab for details.

Financial Aid

Leonard Rennie Travel Grants are available to staff of CAMM member museums. These grants cover 75% of conference expenses up to a maximum of $1000. To apply for a Rennie Grant, please complete this form.

Conference Agenda

The current conference agenda is here. Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

National Maritime Awards Dinner 2022

The National Maritime Historical Society has invited CAMM conference participants to attend this dinner on Wednesday, April 27 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. Attending this event is an alternative to the Patriot Cruise and reception on Wednesday evening.

The annual dinner honors leaders who have made outstanding and sustained contributions in the maritime field. Awardees this years are Lonnie G. Bunch, III (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution), Kristen L. Greenaway (President of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum), and David F. Winkler, Ph.D. (Historian at the Naval Historical Foundation). Attending this dinner is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with the awardees.

The special conference cost is $90 per person, made possible by a very generous subsidy from the National Maritime Historical Society (reducing the cost from $300), and includes round-trip transportation between St. Michaels and Washington, DC. To register for this dinner, please complete this form.

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



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Final 2013 Program