Conference Professional Development grants are for the full 3-day Conference and Safety or Education Under Sail Forum, and will reduce the registration fee from $695 to $100. (Travel and accommodations not included).
To be eligible for a Conference Professional Development grant candidates must:
Demonstrate that you have sailed as a student trainee, paid or volunteer crewmember (1st – 4th Mate, Bosun, Engineer, AB, OS, Deckhand, Educator) aboard a Tall Ships America member vessel(s) for not less than 6 weeks within past 24 months.
Crew grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:
Date of Application
Ensuring a geographic and demographic diversity of awardees
Demonstrated commitment to continued involvement in sail training and sea education
No more than two grants will be given to applicants representing a single member organization (however more than two awardees may have sailed previously with a member organization).
Applications should be submitted by email or fax as a written request to: Lori@tallshipsamerica.org Fax: 401-849-5400 and include documentation (letter from captain or employer, record of sea time etc.) demonstrating that the applicant meets the above criteria.
The deadline for applications is January 4. All recipients will be notified no later than January 6.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Lori Aguiar, Tall Ships America Director of Operations, email@example.com
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.
Register now before prices increase by $100 at midnight November 30th.
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.