• SMC 2020 is Going Virtual!

    We have exciting news to share for the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC) this September - we're going virtual!
    The health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our top priority, so as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact health, travel and the ability to hold large gatherings, we recognize many of you may not be comfortable travelling or be able to travel due to company restrictions.
    However, our community still wants and needs to connect with each other, learn about the latest industry updates, and grow our careers and organizations. 
    Pivoting to a virtual event allows our entire global community the opportunity to join and contribute to the event - including those who are not often able to participate in-person.  It also provides attendees the unique ability to attend each and every session - either live or on-demand - a brand new benefit for SMC 2020! 
    The SMC-Virtual team is working hard to help you connect in engaging ways throughout the event, and there are new technologies available to help both attendees and exhibitors connect personally with one another.
    Plus, we'll be presenting the incredible SMC technical program to which you are already accustomed. Be ready to learn about topics pertaining to:
    • Renewable Energy
    • Digital Transformation
    • Marine Forensics
    • Hydrodynamics
    • Safety
    • Shipbuilding, and of course
    • Ship Design
    We'll be sharing more SMC-Virtual program details, and registration will open in the coming weeks. For now, make sure you keep the dates saved! To make this as seamless as possible, SMC-Virtual will be held during the same week the in-person SMC was scheduled: 29 September - 1 October 2020.
    Stand by for more exciting information and please feel free to keep an eye on or reach out to us at if you have any questions in the meantime.
    Thank you, 
    Your SMC-Virtual Team
  • A Message from the President

    Dear Fellow SNAME Members,

    We are all processing current events in cities and towns across the US and the world.   We are having conversations with our families, our friends, our colleagues, and on social media.  These are important conversations to have, because by talking about issues, we can be catalysts for real change. 

    The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an organization rich in history, which has evolved again and again to accommodate and lead the ever-evolving maritime industry. Founded in 1893 to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering, we stay steadfast in our mission as a technically focused professional Society. 

    However, the world today is not the world of 1893. As a global Society with 5,000 members around the world in over 95 countries, it is critical for us to make clear our values and intention for the future of the Society.

    I want you to know that SNAME values inclusion and diversity – we understand that our differences make us stronger. I want you to know that SNAME does not tolerate inequity of any kind, racial or otherwise, and will work to eliminate inequity when we see it. I want you to know that SNAME values each and every one of our members for the individuals that you are.

    The faces of SNAME no longer look the same as they did in 1893. While this message cannot erase the experiences of any person, it can affirm a commitment to our membership. We use this moment to reflect on what more we can do to ensure all of our members feel welcome to be part of our community. We want our members to be not only consumers of the technical wealth of knowledge the Society maintains, but also to be contributors and to have a voice to be heard.  

    At SNAME all our members are welcome and celebrated, as they share their technical experience and expertise with those who share an enthusiasm for and commitment to the maritime profession. We are stronger together.  Let’s not ever forget that.



    Suzanne Beckstoffer