• Regular Rate (starting Oct. 1): $185

Includes the following plus a 2023 MAMEA Membership:

Friday, Oct. 28

  • Evening event & speaker at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores
    (Guest tickets: $50/person)

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Held at The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores in North Carolina
  • Plenary & concurrent sessions
  • MAMEA business meeting & lunch
  • Marine-themed Halloween costume contest
  • Dinner & auction
    (Dinner guest tickets: $40/person)


  • Cost: $100
  • Includes a 2023 MAMEA Membership
  • Plenary & concurrent sessions
  • MAMEA business meeting & lunch
  • Marine-themed Halloween costume contest

Optional Field Experiences (Sunday, Oct. 30)

  • Ft. Macon State Park Guided Eco-Tour
    2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    Start time: 10 am. Duration: Approx. 1-1.5 hrs
    Cost: $10/person

    Join us on a guided hike through Fort Macon State Park’s beautiful landscape! The park has multiple personalities as the site of a perfectly restored Antebellum-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center, and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing, and beachcombing. Nearly surrounded by water at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks, the park offers undisturbed natural beauty and opportunities to explore and learn about salt marshes, estuaries, and dune fields. The fort has a history as intricate and unique as the ecosystem.

  • Bonehenge Whale Center Insiders Tour
    275 West Beaufort Rd Extension, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start time: 10:30 am. Duration: Approx. 2 hrs
    Cost: $10/person. Max of 15 people.

    The Bonehenge Whale Center in Beaufort, NC is a facility from which to base research, exhibit preparation and display, marine conservation, educational programming, outreach, publications, and stranded specimen collection & maintenance that focus on NC cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), past and present. A member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Bonehenge is a truly unique facility managed almost completely by volunteers who are passionate about marine mammal conservation and protecting our oceans. Join us as we learn about the important preservation work they do daily.

  • Registration is very limited and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Alternative field trip options will be offered to those who cannot attend. Per Bonehenge’s request, all attendees must be fully vaccinated against covid19.

  • Duke University Marine Lab Tour
    135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start time: TBD. Duration: Approx. 1-2 hrs
    Cost: $10/person

    The Duke University Marine Lab is a year-round coastal campus in Beaufort, N.C. and is home to research, teaching and student life facilities. The Marine Lab strives to be at the forefront of understanding marine environmental systems, their conservation, and their governance through leadership in research, training and communication. During this trip, we will connect with researchers & students to hear about the important contributions they make to marine conservation in their daily research.

Refund Policy

Requests for refund of conference registration fees must be made in writing by email to Jackie Takacs (

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy
By Oct. 1, 2022 Registration total minus $15 service fee refunded
Oct. 1 - Oct. 15, 2022 50% registration total refunded
After Oct. 15, 2022 No refund
Field Trips Cancellation Policy
By Oct. 1, 2022 Full refund
Oct. 1 - Oct. 15, 2022 50% refund of each event ticket and field trip
After Oct. 15, 2022 No refund