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Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

The 2023 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will take place February 15-17 at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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The 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.

Current Agenda | Know Before You Go

NEW at NAB!

Showcase your field photos at the conference this year to win our NAB Photo contest!

  • Submit up to 3 photo entries to Maryann Dugan (mdugan@neiwpcc.org) by midnight on Monday, February 13.
  • Photos can include anything you experience while out in the field: biologists in action, flora/fauna, etc.!
  • Please include a title or short description for each photo.
  • Photos must be in .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, or .png file format and must not exceed 50MB.

For more details, please review our photo contest flyer.

Conference Program

Current Agenda: This year’s agenda incorporates many thought-provoking sessions from over 50 speakers, including aquatic biodiversity & climate change, lake & wetland assessments, emerging contaminants & toxins, and decision support tools.

Pre-Conference WorkshopCPR, AED, and First Aid with an Emphasis on Accidents in Remote Situations
All attendees will receive a 2 Year Certification; no written test is required. 9:00am-12:00noon on Wednesday, February 15.

“You’re Hurt and Help Is Far Away. Will You Know What To Do?

Let’s face it, accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Someone’s head hurts, a sudden fall occurs, another person is having wrenching gut pain – Would you know what to do? By learning and implementing well-tested first aid skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – and maybe even save a life!

Students will learn the essential skills of Primary Assessment, Rescue Breathing, C.P.R., Use of an AED, Choking, Control of Bleeding, Head Injury Assessment, Shock Management, Injury Assessment and Continuing Circle of Care. All skills are taught “Hands – On” with an emphasis on remote location situations, so you’ll know what and how to do things when it truly matters most.

Taught by Medic First Aid Master Instructor Donald Ferris, who has trained over 14,000 students, what to do when it counts most. You’re going to love this program, we guarantee it!”

Registration

Registration is Now Closed.

Pre-Conference Workshop: $85 (includes 2-Year Certification)
Full Conference:
$235
Full Conference (Presenter, Student & Planning Team): $205
Wednesday or Friday Daily Rate: $125
Wednesday or Friday Daily Rate (Presenter, Student & Planning Team): $105
Thursday Daily Rate: $155
Thursday Daily Rate (Presenter, Student & Planning Team): $135
During the Pre-Conference Workshop, a light breakfast and snacks will be served to our attendees. On Wednesday evening, appetizers and a cash bar will be provided at Anna’s Harborside Grill (145 Water St, Plymouth, MA, 02360). Breakfast, lunch, appetizers/cash bar at our Poster Session, and an onsite banquet dinner will be included.  Breakfast will be served Friday morning.

NAB Conference registration will be accepted via check or credit card only.  Purchase Orders are not considered a valid form of payment and will not be accepted. 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 January 20, 2023, will be refunded less a $15.00 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued for attendee cancellation received after January 20, 2023.
    Exhibitor registration is non-refundable.

Lodging & Location

Reservations can be made for the Hotel 1620 using the promo code NEIWPCC2023 or by calling (508) 747-4900 and indicating you are with NEIWPCC 2023 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference. Guest rooms are available at the per diem rate of $113 per night, plus applicable state and town taxes. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, supplied at the time of reservation.

Guest check-in time is 4:00pm; check-out time is 11:00am. Any guaranteed reservation not canceled 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to cancellation fees. Our room block will be open until January 27, 2023.

Parking is complimentary for NAB attendees.

For questions or concerns about making reservations, please contact Megan Nickerson at 978-349-2048 or mnickerson@neiwpcc.org.

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Save the Date: You are welcome to join the NAB conference as an exhibitor or sponsor!

Why should your organization partner with the NAB Conference?

In one word: visibility! Being an exhibitor or sponsor gives your organization the opportunity to engage with future customers and develop a deeper network within the NAB community. With a guarantee to reach NAB professionals from across the region, this conference provides an excellent marketing vehicle to a targeted and attentive audience.

  • Exhibitor Option: $850
    One (6) foot table
    Full conference registration, for one attendee, including reception & banquet
    Logo visibility throughout conference
  • Sponsorship Option: $250
    Can’t attend, but still want logo visibility at the NAB Conference?
  • Customizable sponsorship opportunities are available.

NEIWPCC COVID-19 Policy

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 2 weeks after they receive their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after they receive their single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

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.

In addition, 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 Hotel 1620, 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.

Legendary Aquatic Biologist Awardees

We hope to see you at NAB 2023 in Massachusetts!

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For general NAB Conference questions or information about the NAB Workgroup, please contact Maryann Dugan at 978-323-7929 or mdugan@neiwpcc.org.

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