Call for Session Proposals

IPMEN (International Pacific Marine Educator Network) is now inviting marine educators, researchers and activists to submit a 500 word-long abstract in English to present at the conference.

The main theme of the 2018 IPMEN is Co-constructing the Development System for Marine Education. We invite submissions that explore and discuss one or more of following topics:

  1. Building the Framework for Promoting Marine Education.
  2. Enhancing the Informal Marine Education.
  3. Inspiring Cross-disciplinary Educators to Engage in Marine Education.
  4. The Role and Use of Marine Protected Area for Education.
  5. Professional Development for Marine Educators.
  6. Other Issues related to Marine Education.

Important dates:

  • Submission of proposal abstracts: May 1 to June 15, 2018
  • Scholarship application: May 1 to June 15, 2018
  • Notification of review results: July 16, 2018
  • Notification of scholarship results: July 16, 2018
  • Registration for the conference: July 16 to Sept 1, 2018
  • 2018 IPMEN Conference: Oct 1 to Oct 5, 2018

What you should know:

  • All abstracts will be assessed by a review board composed of experts in marine education.
  • 15 minutes for each presentation.
  • Both abstracts and presentations must be in English.
  • All presenters must register for the conference.
  • All presenters must agree their abstract posted online and included in the conference handbook, and their presentation recorded as well.
  • All presenters must bring presentation files (store in USB memory devices would be better) to the conference venue 15 minutes before presentations.
  • If you have any question, feel free to contact us by Email at
  • For more information, check the website of the 2018 IPMEN Conference at