9th Annual Women on the Water Conference

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA), with the support of the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will host the ninth annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference at the GLMA in Traverse City, MI October 26 – 28, 2017.

The WOW Conference will bring cadets from the State Maritime Academies (SMA) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) together with professional women and men who are leaders in various segments of the maritime industry.

The event is an excellent opportunity for the maritime academy cadets to learn about the exciting careers that are available to them directly from the professional women and men in the maritime industry. The conference historically addresses current issues, and provides industry contacts while developing strategies for success in an educational environment.

The cadets will enjoy the opportunity to network and share ideas for professional development, and to establish professional relationships. If you would like to be added to the list for the Women on the Water 2017 Conference, or if you have questions regarding the conference, please send an email to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy point of contact below.

GLMA POC for the conference is Judy Druskovich at jdruskovich@nmc.edu

Great Lakes Maritime Academy
715 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI  49686
Phone: 231 995-1200

Who Should Attend

SMA cadets and faculty, SMA alumni, USMMA midshipmen and faculty, USMMA alumni, professional mariners, Maritime Association members, Ship Operators, Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Seafarer and Trade Union Representatives, Admiralty Lawyers, Maritime Academy Representatives, Maritime Administration Representatives, and Maritime Industry Representatives.


Check the Great lakes website:  http://www.nmc.edu/maritime


In development and will be posted on the GLMA Website.

Travel and Accommodations

For information on local hotels, GLMA will post on their website.