UPDATE APRIL — Given the ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19 around in-person gatherings and travel, we are sorry to inform you that the 2020 NAME-CaNOE Ocean Education Conference will not be held this August. We are planning on rescheduling the conference for next summer in 2021, and will send out more information on dates and location as soon as possible. In the meantime, our organizations are exploring alternative options to ensure that we remain connected, encouraged, and enlightened as we approach the Ocean Decade.

Lodging Information

We are pleased to offer lodging in the renovated dorms at beautiful Pearson College UWC. Lodging includes breakfasts and dinners during your stay, in addition to the lunches provided with conference registration. Mealtimes and evening events provide excellent opportunities for networking, sharing, and extending learning. We encourage locals to stay overnight in order to build on the relationships and conversations they will begin during the daytime sessions. All fees listed in this table are in $CDN

  • Choose one, two, or four people per room
  • Dorm building common areas include a gathering space and a kitchenette
  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Guest wifi is available across campus
Conference LodgingFull Conference + mealsTwo nights + meals
Single Room$500$250
Double Room$400$200
Quad Room$360$180


Travel Information

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You will find Pearson College along the wooded shores of the Pacific Ocean at sheltered Pedder Bay, on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, 29 km west of Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada.

For detailed directions on how to get to Pearson from the ferry, airport, or Victoria, please visit their website.

We will be working on coordinating travel arrangements for the conference from central locations. If you are arriving into Victoria via the airport or ferry and need a ride or can offer a ride, please email your arrival and departure times to registration@pacname.org, so we can help with arranging transportation.

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