All individuals who enter NEIWPCC offices during business hours are required to be fully vaccinated.


Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

The 2022 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will take place March 2-4 at the Holiday Inn in Portland, Maine.
The 2022 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference takes place in Portland, Maine.


Registration is Now Open!

The upcoming Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

NAB is open to all registrants. Attendees include representatives in New England and New York State, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations.

Planning for the conference is underway and will include a pre-conference workshop and concurrent, plenary, and poster sessions. We will adapt accordingly to deliver content, networking, and social events to provide you the same great event in a safe way.  Stay tuned here as more conference details unfold.

Conference Program

This year’s agenda will incorporate many thought-provoking sessions including but not limited to Aquatic Invasive Species, Emerging Contaminants in Water & Wildlife, National Lake Assessments, and Data Visualization & Automation. The 2022 NAB Conference will include 53 unique presentations from over 55 speakers willing to share their knowledge, research, and expertise this year. Your registration will also include access to events such as a poster session, social event, exhibitor hall, and banquet which will provide a variety of opportunities to learn and network with current friends and new faces in Portland, ME.

The NAB 2022 Conference Program is available HERE. Check out our presenters’ abstracts and bios by clicking on their presentations!

Tuesday, March 1: Wetland plant identification workshop with Jeffrey Lapp, EPA (includes lunch)
Wednesday, March 2: Conference kicks off with breakout sessions (includes evening offsite social event)
Thursday, March 3: Plenary sessions, breakout sessions, & poster session (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner banquet)
Friday, March 4: Breakout sessions (includes breakfast)

Note: The Call for Abstracts has now closed, but we still have room for a few posters!  If you’d like to present at the NAB 2022 Poster Session reception, please contact Maryann Dugan at



Registration is Now Open!

NAB 2022 Registration Rates:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: $55
  • Standard Registration Rate: $210
  • Student, Americorp Registration Rate: $180
  • Speaker Registration Rate: $180

NAB Conference registration will be accepted via check or credit card.  To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will not be providing on-site registration. For more information, please see the COVID-19 Policy.

  • Check Payments: Please make checks payable to NEIWPCC. When mailing in your check, please reference your confirmation number on the check, or mail the check with a printed copy of your confirmation. Checks must be received within two weeks of submitting conference registration.
    NEIWPCC (ATTN: Ashley Harrington)
    650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410
    Lowell, MA, 01854
  • Cancellation Policy: Attendee cancellations made by February 11, 2022, will be refunded less a $15.00 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued for attendee cancellation received after February 11, 2022.
    Exhibitor registration is non-refundable.

Lodging & Location

Reservations can be made for the Holiday Inn by the Bay online via the booking link: MAKE RESERVATIONS HERE. Utilize this link and select conference dates in order to access our conference rates. Standard queen rooms are available at the per diem rate of $110 per night, plus applicable taxes. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, supplied at the time of reservation.

Guest check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 11:00 AM. Any guaranteed reservation not canceled 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to cancellation fees.

Parking is waived for attendees, subject to availability.

For questions or concerns about making reservations, please contact Samantha James at 978-349-2505 or

Exhibitors & Sponsors

You are invited to join the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor!  Why should your organization partner with the Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference? In one word: visibility! Being an exhibitor or sponsor gives your organization the exciting opportunity to engage and develop a deeper network within the NAB community.  With a guarantee to reach regional professionals, this conference provides an excellent marketing vehicle to a targeted and attentive audience.

Check out additional sponsorship details and available options HERE.

For questions or concerns about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Maryann Dugan at

We hope to see you at NAB 2022 in Maine!

For general NAB Conference questions or information about the NAB Workgroup, please contact Maryann Dugan at 978-349-2052 or

Interested in becoming a NAB 2022 exhibitor or sponsor?  Please contact Maryann Dugan at

A select number of conference proceedings are available on our website.


NEIWPCC is committed to providing an event that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community.

NEIWPCC requires all individuals who participate in the NAB Conference to be fully vaccinated in order to attend.

  • Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) guidance, people are considered “fully vaccinated” either two weeks after they receive their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after they receive their single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • As new guidance regarding vaccine recommendations is updated by the CDC to include booster doses in the future, participants may be required to provide proof they have received such doses.

Guests must show proof of vaccination when arriving at the event. Accepted proof of vaccination includes the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital photograph of the vaccination card. To protect confidential information, NEIWPCC will not maintain copies of these documents, and any records provided will be discarded.

All attendees must adhere to all NAB Conference safety measures. The NAB Conference will operate according to the prevailing federal, state, county, and city laws, regulations, recommendations, and guidelines, as well as venue-specific regulations for the Holiday Inn by the Bay, as they are in effect over the NAB Conference dates (including but not limited to face mask requirements, social distancing, etc.).

To ensure safety, we will not be accepting on-site registrations.

We will continue to revise our procedures as needed to reflect the current state of the pandemic.