We are always looking for helpful, practical and real world information to provide our attendees. Additionally, if you have met someone who you think would be a great presenter on a relevant and interesting topic, encourage them to apply. There is so much we can learn from others who haven’t traditionally spoken to our tall ship community. Take a look at our past conferences to get an idea of topics and sessions.
The Theme for the conference is Our Maritime Communities-Stronger Together. The Conference will offer a combination of focus sessions, plenary sessions, forums and Maritime Heritage paper presentations encompassing a broad array of topics.
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Each year at the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, Tall Ships America honors a select group of sail trainers and supporters for their outstanding contributions to the world of sail training. Candidates are nominated by the membership and the final winners are selected by the Tall Ships America Board of Directors and Staff.
The theme for the conference is Our Maritime Communities-Stronger Together. The Conference will offer a combination of focus sessions, plenary sessions, forums and Maritime Heritage paper presentations encompassing a broad array of topics including: ♦ Media and Publications — Media & Publications ♦ Crew and Staff Training and Development ♦ Tall Ships, Sail Training and Education Under Sail ♦ Not for Profit Administration ♦ Marketing and Social Media ♦ Fund Development ♦ Vessel Operations and Safety ♦ Tall Ships® Events and Host Port ♦ Maritime and naval history ♦ Inland Water Commerce and seaport operations ♦ Maritime Art, Literature and Music ♦ Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations ♦ Underwater Archaeology ♦ Oceanic Trade and Communications ♦ Shipbuilding ♦ Maritime Libraries, Archives, and Museums ♦ Maritime Heritage Education and Preservation ♦ Marine Science and Ocean Conservation ♦ National Maritime Sanctuaries ♦ Historic Preservation and Utilization of Structures and Vessels ♦ Marine Science and Ocean Conservation ♦ Maritime Heritage Education and Preservation ♦ The Maritime Heritage Grant Program
We invite you to share your knowledge and experience in one of these areas with Tall Ships America members and Maritime Heritage attendees.
We could not be more excited to announce the 11th Maritime Heritage Conference and the 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships! Our two groups will come together for an information-packed joint conference encompassing a broad array of topics in New Orleans. The Maritime Heritage Conference was last held in 2014, and is unique in bringing together all elements of the maritime heritage community to discuss topics of common interest. Read more about the conference here.
Our conference started off on a high note with the New England Patriots winning the Super Bowl. The low came during the middle of the week when Boston was hit by a doozy of a snow storm stranding several people at airports. But, and thank goodness for technology, we were able to Skype in speakers and shuffle around a few sessions to accommodate late arrivals. As long as there is coffee, sailors are nothing if not amenable to a few fluctuations in a plan.
And so, we gathered in snowy Boston to discuss that which we love best – sailing, sail training and tall ships. Once again, we were able to offer Crew Grants funded through the Liz Strojny Memorial Fund. We had people from as far away as Hawaii (sorry for the snow, guys!) make the trek to join us. You can view the agenda here and photos are posted on our flickr page.
On the last night of the conference, Prom Night, we had our annual TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Awards and Sail Training Awards. All of the winners were nominated by their peers. During some the presentations, it was hard to keep your composure as the accolades of the recipients were read out loud. Hearing how these people and programs have changed lives is incredibly inspiring and renews our passion for sail training and tall ships. Below is a list of the winners – Congratulations to everyone!Continue reading →