Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2020 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference 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 submit your abstract to be considered for a conference presentation.  Deadline for submission is October 25, 2019.

Attendance and abstract submissions from both undergraduate and graduate students are welcomed and encouraged.  Awards will be given to the top student presentations.


Full conference registration will open Fall 2019.  Student and presenter rates will be available as well as single-day options.

We anticipate registration will include the following:

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – Includes evening reception, breaks
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 – Includes breakfast, lunch, banquet dinner, breaks
  • Friday, March 6, 2020 – Includes breakfast, breaks

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

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 when registering, if available (not required).  Checks must be received within two weeks of submitting conference registration.

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

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.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina at the rate of $99 .00+tax.  The room block will close on February 3rd, 2020.

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, under the group attendee code: NAB2020.  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 cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to cancellation fees.


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


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


We hope to see you in Newport, RI!


Presentations and materials from the 2019 NAB Conference may be found at the archived conference page.