Program session at last year’s CAMM Conference
CAMM Program Chair Paul Fontenoy is now accepting session proposals for the upcoming CAMM conference at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s new Maritime Center in Wilmington, Delaware, April 25-27, 2016. The conference has been extended to three days this year to allow for more opportunities to showcase current projects and share expertise!
Session proposals should be about topics of interest to maritime heritage professionals. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. Please use the online PDF form located on our annual conference web page or go directly to the form at https://maritimemuseums.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/camm-conference-online-call-2016.pdf. Save your completed form and email it to Paul at <Paul.Fontenoy@NCDCR.gov>.
You don’t have to be on the staff of a CAMM institution to attend the annual conference or submit a proposal; however, you must be affiliated with a CAMM institution to apply for a Leonard Rennie Professional Travel Grant.
Submitted by Candace Clifford, October 28, 2105
KALMAR NYCKEL captain Lauren Morgens hoists the CAMM banner. Photo from the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Facebook page.
The CAMM banner made a surprise appearance on Kalmar Nyckel. Perhaps this is a trial run of the cruise CAMM conference participants will be taking next April? As hosts of CAMM’s 2016 conference in Wilmington, Delaware, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is gearing up early for what should be a great event! Mark your calendars for April 25 – 27.
Marifrances Trivelli hands over the CAMM banner to Sam Heed of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation as CAMM president Dave Pearson looks on. The handover of the banner from the 2015 host, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, to the 2016 host took place during the final dinner of the 2015 CAMM conference.
The 2016 CAMM conference will take place in Wilmington, Delaware, at Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s new Maritime Center on April 25 – 27. This year’s conference will be extended from two to three days in order to include professional training sessions that will supplement the traditional programming. The 2016 CAMM programming committee is being formed and will soon be issuing a survey to determine the topics of most interest to CAMM members.
Los Angeles Maritime Museum on the San Pedro waterfront. Photo by Candace Clifford
Hosted by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the 2015 CAMM conference attracted 58 participants representing 35 institutions from the East, West, and Gulf Coasts; the Great Lakes; and Australia. The conference not only provided opportunities for participants to share ideas and develop professional relationships but many of the sessions emphasized the importance of collaborations, the voyage of the Charles W. Morgan being one example.
In addition to lively sessions, highlights included a movie on the voyages of Irving and Electra Johnson, a narrated tour of San Pedro and Long Beach Harbors, lunch and tours aboard the USS Iowa, a closing dinner at the Los Angeles Yacht Club, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the maritime collections at the Huntington Library. See the conference slide show for Candace Clifford’s photos of the meeting.
During the business meeting Dave Pearson of Columbia River Maritime Museum was elected to a third year term as president and Greg Gorga of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum was promoted to vice president. Pete Lesher of Chesapeake Maritime Museum and Sam Heed of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation were elected members at large. Having reached the end of their terms, Ron Oswald of the National Maritime Historical Society and Dana Hewson of Mystic Seaport were thanked for their service to CAMM over the past six years.
The format of the last communication was confusing so please forgive the repetition. The deadline for booking rooms at the special conference rate has been extended to March 26th. See our the annual meeting website for information on contacting the hotel. There is also an updated program available at https://maritimemuseums.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/program-as-of-march-112.pdf
Steve White, president of Mystic Seaport, invites CAMM conference attendees to the screening of Unfurling the World: The Voyages of Irving and Electa Johnson on Sunday, April 12th, at the conference hotel.
The movie is described as “A thrilling and inspiring story about the extraordinary Johnsons, who sailed seven times around the world, exploring remote islands and meeting exotic cultures along the way.”
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum
CAMM’s upcoming conference at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, April 13-14, is a great opportunity to learn what your colleagues are doing both through formal sessions and one-on-one social activities. In addition to reviewing maritime heritage issues around the country you can also explore the rich history of the active ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
For a full list of sessions and activities download the program as of March 11.
The annual meeting webpage also offers information on registration, lodging at a special conference rate, transportation, an optional field trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, and travel grants for CAMM members. (You do not have to be a CAMM member to attend the conference.)