8th Women on the Water Conference

The California Maritime Academy (CMA), with the support of the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will host the eighth annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference on the CMA campus in Vallejo, CA, March 17 – 19, 2016.

The WOW Conference will be in conjunction with CMA’s Pearls of Power (POP) Conference. The combined WOW and POP 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 sectors of the maritime industry.

The event will be an excellent opportunity for the 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 addresses current issues, and provides industry connections while developing strategies for success in an educational environment.

The cadets will have an 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 / Pearls of Power Conference, or if you have questions regarding the conference, please send an email to: womenonthewater@dot.gov

CMA link for the conference is http://www.csum.edu/web/about/pop-conference

California State University Maritime Academy 200 Maritime Academy Drive Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: 707-654-1000

Who Should Attend

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





Friday, March 18th   Keynote Speaker: Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO, Celebrity Cruises


For information on directions, http://www.csum.edu/web/about/location


For information on local hotels, contact CMA or http://hotelguides.com/colleges/california/california-maritime-academy.html