The 2024 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held February 14-16, 2024 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont.

The 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.

Pre-Conference Meetings

The upcoming NAB Conference offers two pre-conference meetings. The first of which, R Exchange, creates a space for the region’s R coding enthusiasts to share innovative methods and experience leveraging various R programs to streamline unique processes and problems.

The second pre-conference meeting, Streamgaging with the USGS and the states, enables state employees throughout the Northeast to connect with the USGS regarding the network of streamgages and opens up a larger conversation regarding the need for funding endangered streamgages.

The cost to attend these meetings is $20 which covers the cost of venue space; coffee, tea, and water; and audiovisual needs. Attendees are welcome to join either meeting whether or not they can attend the full conference.

Conference Program

This year’s agenda covers a variety of important topics including the impact of climate change on streams, cyanobacteria, long-term and continuous monitoring, PFAS, and macroinvertebrate indices.

There will be opportunities to network with your regional peers and colleagues. Our exhibitor and poster session will be hosted Wednesday evening and includes a cash bar and appetizers. On Thursday, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary ice skate and cross-country ski rentals, snowshoeing, sledding, and hiking trails. If preferred, participants are welcome to grab a board game and cozy up by the fireplace in the lounge.

Included in your NAB registration rate are breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday as well as breakfast on Friday. Parking at Lake Morey Resort is offered free of charge.

Please note that offsite dining options are limited.

Attendee Registration

Registration is open until January 15, 2024.

Registration Rates:

Full Conference

  • $255 – Standard
  • $235 – Presenter & Student

Day 1 (Wed.) or Day 3 (Fri.) Only

  • $145 – Standard
  • $125 – Presenter & Student

Day 2 (Thurs.) Only

  • $175 – Standard
  • $155 – Presenter & Student

NAB Conference registration will be accepted via check or credit card. Purchase orders are not accepted.

Please make checks payable to “NEIWPCC” and reference your confirmation number on the check, or mail the check with a printed copy of your confirmation. Please include the check number when registering, if available (not required). Checks must be received within two weeks of submitting conference registration.

Mail to:

NEIWPCC (ATTN: Julianna McGovern)
650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410
Lowell, MA 01854

Cancellation Policy: Attendee cancellations made by February 2, 2024 will be refunded less a $15.00 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued for attendee cancellation received after February 2, 2024.

Exhibitor registration is non-refundable.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration

You are invited to join the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor!

Why should your organization partner with the Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference? In one word: visibility! Being an exhibitor or sponsor gives your company the opportunity to engage with future customers and develop a deeper network within the NAB community. With a guarantee to reach NAB professionals from around the region, this conference provides an excellent marketing vehicle to a targeted and attentive audience.

Exhibitor Registration Rate: $875

  • Includes full conference registration for one attendee, one six-foot table, and logo visibility throughout the conference and on the conference webpage.

Sponsorship Rate: $275

  • Includes logo visibility throughout the conference and on the conference webpage.


Please Note: To secure the per diem rate of $98/night at Lake Morey Resort, attendees MUST reserve their room by January 15, 2024. Per contract, there will be no extension beyond this date.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at (800) 423-1211 and mentioning you’re part of the Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, supplied at the time of reservation. Guest check-in time is 3 p.m.; check-out time is 11 a.m. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival will be subject to cancellation fees.

For questions or concerns about making reservations, please contact Megan Nickerson.

The Legendary Aquatic Biologist Award is presented at the NAB Conference to honor distinguished colleagues who have devoted their careers to furthering science and policy to protect the region’s aquatic resources.

Lake Morey, Vermont
Lake Morey, Vermont

COVID-19 Policy

NEIWPCC is committed to providing an event environment that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community. It is recommended that all individuals who participate in NEIWPCC events be fully vaccinated, however, this is no longer a requirement to attend.

We encourage attendees to take CDC recommendations and their individual circumstances into account when making a decision about preventative actions. By voluntarily choosing to attend NEIWPCC events, participants assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19.

Attendees should NOT participate in NEIWPCC events if they display any symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within ten (10) days of the event must test negative prior to attending.

Conference Archives

To view select information from past NAB Conferences, including the agenda and presentation slides, visit the Conference Proceedings page.

Read more about the 2023 NAB Conference.

Attendees enjoy the poster session at NAB 2023.


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