IPMEN 2020 Conference Summary


In July 2020 the International Pacific Marine Educators Network (IPMEN) will hold its seventh biennial conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i. This conference will be held in association with the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) 2020 conference in Honolulu (with a five-day post conference workshop on the island of Maui).

The conference venue for IPMEN 2020 will be at YWCA Laniākea, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu with inexpensive accommodation offered close-by at theWaterfront lofts, Hawai’i Pacific University. The cost of registration for IPMEN 2020 plus full details of accommodation and options should be available on this web site in late 2019 or by early 2020. The call for papers for IPMEN 2020 should also be available on this web site by early 2020.

It is interesting to note that in the year 2020 IPMEN and NMEA are collaborating closely do deliver their respective conferences. This is because it was 20 years ago that the concept of developing an international marine education network centered on the Pacific was first discussed at the NMEA 2000 conference in Long Beach California. That initial discussion resulted in Australian and USA based marine educators collaborating to deliver the One Ocean Marine Forum (OOMF) in association with the NMEA 2005 conference in Hawai’i. IPMEN was one outcome of that 2005 so it is wonderful to see that we are again working with NMEA to offer joint conferences in Hawai’i.