2018 Call For Speakers!


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.

Deadline for submission is 1 November. Visit our website for guidelines on how to submit your proposal.


We’re going to New Orleans!

Join us in New Orleans, February 15-17!

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.

The conference will take place at the New Orleans Marriott- French Quarter. Rooms are available for registered attendees. Register here.

Agenda is coming soon. If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please send in your proposals! There is so much happening among our members, we would love to hear from you.

Thank you to our sponsors! (Want to be a sponsor, too? You can!)