August 17-20, 2021

We are excited to be hosting a virtual conference this summer featuring a variety of online presentations, including keynote speakers, webinars, workshops, and panel discussions, that will help us learn and plan for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030).

Get ready to attend the 2021 Virtual Conference! We will use an online platform called Whova for our event. You can download the Whova Mobile App or Access It From the Web Platform on Desktop:

  • View our event agenda and plan your personal schedule
  • Access handouts, video recording, or streaming directly within sessions and utilize the session Q&A to ask questions
  • Set up virtual meet-ups with other attendees to connect and network
  • Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board
  • Receive updates such as last minute session changes from the organizers
  • Get presentation documents and slides

After downloading, use the email address you used to register for the conference when signing up in the app. Once you’re signed up, you should be taken directly to your event!

Go to Whova

Get Whova Now
Get our official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

Registration Information

Sponsorship Information

Keynote Speakers


Agenda at a glance

Presentation Information

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators and the Canadian Network for Ocean Education invite educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from the Pacific Northwest and across Canada to meet, learn, share, and socialize at the 2021 NAME/CaNOE virtual summer conference, which will be held online August 17-20, 2021.

Virtual conference sessions, networking opportunities, and social activities will be spread across four consecutive weekdays from Tuesday, August 17, through Friday, August 20. We will make every effort to accommodate those in different time zones across the US and Canada and hope that all attendees will find plenty of ways to participate!

Educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals who attend the 2021 NAME/CaNOE virtual conference will:

  • Learn and plan for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030)
  • Discover resources and information from communities and organizations that value healthy marine and aquatic ecosystems and discuss how they can be incorporated into ocean and aquatic education, such as:
  • Enjoy opportunities for networking, discussion, and learning new content and strategies
  • Share activities, lessons, and resources that embrace diverse ways of knowing and learning ocean literacy concepts in the classroom and community
  • Explore and discuss current issues in marine and aquatic science and the role of place, language and culture in informing solutions:
    • Identify and understand issues related to local marine and aquatic species
    • Learn about current research and policy initiatives
    • Address challenges and opportunities arising from BC’s new concept-based and competency-driven curriculum

Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to sharing the world of water and using the allure of marine and freshwater places to excite audiences about learning.

The Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE) is a registered society created in 2014 to advance ocean literacy in Canada by connecting individuals, organizations, and stakeholder groups across diverse communities.

Conference Sponsors

With Support From