CaNOE National Symposium 2018

July 13-15, 2018

Marine Institute of Memorial University

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Be a part of the development of a uniquely Canadian perspective on Ocean Literacy!

Call for abstracts open January 31- March 14, 2018!

Call for abstracts information package (.pdf/.docx)

Symposium Program

Symposium Accommodations

You’re invited to submit an abstract to present a talk or poster at CaNOE’s 2018 conference. This year’s theme is “Navigating Canadian Ocean Literacy” and it’s setup as a working conference. An opportunity to help shape ocean literacy principles for Canada. During the three days, sessions will celebrate successes in efforts towards greater ocean literacy in Canada, discuss ways in which we can increase these successes in the future, explore new and innovative ways to communicate ocean literacy to all ages and how Canadian ocean literacy efforts can contribute to global awareness.

The goal of the 2018 symposium is to produce a declaration of tasks to navigate and increase ocean literacy in Canada.

CaNOE will put these tasks into action charting the course to achieve change.  Workshops will follow presentations with conference delegates answering questions defining the actions needed to increase Canadian ocean literacy. The declaration will be presented to CaNOE board of directors and put into action. Sessions are organized into subthemes:

  1. Ocean literacy and our culture
  2. Ocean literacy and education and communication
  3. Ocean literacy and technology
  4. Ocean literacy and stewardship and advocacy

Abstract call:

 Poster and oral presentations welcome, open January 31st to March 14th with notification of acceptance April 30th


Click here to register on our events page

Early Bird February 8-May 15 After Early Bird May 16-July 8
Member Member
Professional $175 Professional $225
Student $111 Student $145
Non Member Non Member
Professional $200 Professional $250
Student $136 Student $170

Registration opens February 8th

Registration closes July 8th

Morning Coffee, lunches and Sunday brunch are included in registration

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to volunteer and save on registration?

Send an e-mail to with the subject line “CaNOE symposium volunteer” for details.

Travel Bursary Information:

Details to come so please stay tuned as we understand getting to NL is expensive!


If you are interested in being an exhibitor please send email to with subject line “CaNOE symposium exhibitor” for details.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Show your support of ocean literacy in Canada and reach your target market by sponsoring the CaNOE 2018 Symposium! There are a variety of opportunities available and we can tailor these packages to better suit your needs. Download the sponsorship opportunities Here or contact for more information.



Stay tuned for announcements on this page, social media, our events page and by email for keynotes, Young Professional Forum and discounts for those already attending CZC 2018 Conference.

Please send any inquiries to, tweet to us at @OceanLitCanada or message us on Facebook! #CaNOE2018

Hope to see you there!

 Many thanks to our sponsors

Thanks to Kat Middleton for designing our symposium logo!