SNAME Maritime Convention
  • Formerly the Annual Meeting & Expo
    October 20-25, 2014
    Hyatt Regency Houston - Houston, TX


SMC Registration is Now Open

Online registration for the upcoming 2014 SNAME Maritime Convention is now open. Register today for early-bird prices and be a part of the inaugural event!

Just two more weeks till ICETECH 201.

July 28-31 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. ICETECH is organized by the Arctic Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). Browse this website for more conference details. The general theme of performance of ships and structures in ice will prevail. This year we have emphasis and special sessions on looking to the future in a warming world.

The International Robotic Sailing Regatta 2014

Student engineering teams designed, built and programmed autonomous robotic sailboats for the International Robotic Sailing Regatta. In this highly intensive and interdisciplinary project, teams develop not only their technical skills, but also their teamwork and project management.

This year, the regatta took place June 7-13 at California Maritime Academy and was co-hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Students had the opportunity to present their projects at OMAE 2014, the annual Ocean Marine and Arctic Engineering Conference.

SNAME Fellows Nominations

August 13, 2014 is the deadline for submitting SNAME Fellow nomination packages to be acted upon prior to the 2014 SNAME Maritime Convention (formerly known as the SNAME Annual Meeting). Nominations received by August 13 will be evaluated by the Fellows Committee, and those approved will be submitted to the Council for election prior to the SNAME Maritime Convention. Newly elected Fellows will be recognized at the SNAME Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 24. Fellow nomination packages are to be submitted to Jodi Lane ( A Fellow nomination package consists of a completed nomination form, a forwarding letter of recommendation from the initiator, and two letters of recommendation from endorsers. The initiator and endorsers must be SNAME Members or Fellows. The grade of Fellow is SNAME's highest grade of membership, and is accorded exclusively to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education or associated management. A candidate must hold the grade of Member and have had not less than ten years of active practice following his/her first professional membership in the Society exclusive of years as a Student Member. The nomination form (which includes additional guidance on page 4).

2014 SMC - List of Papers

The list of accepted abstracts for SNAME Papers, SPS Papers, and Student Papers is now available. Go to the SMC website for more details.

Call for Papers - SOME 2015

Submit a paper to the Greek Section's SOME 2015: The 5th International Symposium on "Ship Operations, Management and Economics" on May 28-2, 215 in Athens, Greece.

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Upcoming Events

  1. First meeting of the year!

    Aug 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    VA, United States
  2. SNAME PNW Sailing Event

    Aug 24, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (PT)
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  3. Navy League Special Topic Breakfast # 5

    Sep 11

Around the Society

The 6th Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies/
Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference presents:

The 6th PAAMES/AMEC 2014 
Dates: October 28-30, 2014
Venue: Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Organized by:
Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers

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