Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference will take place in Newport, Rhode Island!

NAB 2020 will be held March 4–6, 2020 at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina in Newport, RI.

This conference, coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with member states and EPA, continues the tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration.

This conference is open to all registrants, and attendees will include representatives from public and private sectors in New England and New York State, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations.


We are now accepting abstract submissions. Please use this form to submit your abstract to be considered for a conference presentation. The deadline for submission is October 18, 2019.


Full conference registration will open in the fall. Student and presenter rates will be available.

We anticipate that registration will include the following:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – Evening Reception and breaks

Thursday, March 5, 2020 – Includes breakfast, lunch, banquet dinner, and breaks

Friday, March 6, 2020 – Includes breakfast and breaks

A single-day option will be available


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina at the rate of $99 + tax. The room block closes on February 3rd.

49 Americas Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Reservations can be made online, or by calling the hotel, Toll Free: 1 (800) 955-2558 or direct: (401) 847-9000, and under the group name: NAB2020. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation. Guest check-in time is 4:00pm; check-out time is 11:00 AM. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to cancellation fees.

To book rooms online, visit the hotel website and when prompted, enter the group code NAB2020:

If you have any questions or concerns about making reservations, please contact Samantha James (NEIWPCC Business Operations Director) at
978-349-2505 or

Payment Information: Conference registration will be accepted via check or credit card. Purchase Orders are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy: Attendee cancellations made by January 18, 2020 will be refunded less a $15.00 processing fee.
Refunds will not be issued for attendee cancellation received after January 18, 2020.
Exhibitor registration is non-refundable.

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. Please include the check number below, if available (not required).

NEIWPCC (ATTN: Jennifer Sylvester)
650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410
Lowell, MA 01854

Checks must be received within two weeks of submitting conference registration.

For more information about the NAB Workgroup, please visit

For general conference questions, please contact Richard Friesner at
978-349-2523 or

We hope to see you in Newport, RI!


Presentations and materials from the 2019 Northeast Aquatic Biologist Conference may be found at the archived conference page here.