Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

We’re going virtual!

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held on a virtual platform over March 3rd, 5th, 9th, & 11th, 2021.

Registration is Now Closed.

The upcoming Virtual 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.

We will miss seeing you in person; however, your health and safety are our top priorities.  We will adapt accordingly to deliver content, networking, and social events virtually to provide you the same great event in a new way.

NAB 2021 Conference Program

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While the event generally focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond are welcome to join, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. 



Registration is Now Closed.

Standard Registration, Full Conference Only: $60

We are pleased to provide waived registration fees for our speakers and students this year.  We do still require that you register in advance.  For students, please submit a proof of enrollment to Maryann Dugan ( for waived registration fees.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation notice.  We will use the email you provide to send an invitation to access the Virtual NAB 2021 Conference Team (via Microsoft Teams) as the conference approaches.  Please contact Maryann Dugan ( if you have any questions or concerns accessing Microsoft Teams.


NAB 2021 Conference Program

Wednesday, March 3rd: 12:00p-6:00p EST

Friday, March 5th: 8:15a-1:00p EST

Tuesday, March 9th: 12:00p-6:00p EST

Thursday, March 11th: 8:15a-1:00p EST

This year’s agenda covers an array of important topics including but not limited to: biological, volunteer, and water quality monitoring; cyanobacteria and Harmful Algal Blooms; Regional Monitoring Networks; chloride issues; restoration and planning; and technical skills in data management, standardization, and automation.  The 2021 Virtual NAB Conference will incorporate many thought-provoking presentations and knowledgeable speakers.  We will deliver these sessions to you in both a scheduled, live format as well as on-demand presentations, viewable at your convenience.

There will be a variety of opportunities to network, including at our Virtual NAB 2021 Conference Team (via Microsoft Teams) where you’ll have the option to contact and connect with speakers, exhibitors, current friends, and new friends.  We will also have social events such as a Student Coffee Hour and an Evening Mixer as well as games like trivia and photo contests that are sure to add an element of fun (and a little healthy competition) to our virtual world!

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Thank you to our exhibitors: In-Situ and KISTERS!

Thank you to our sponsors: Tetra Tech, Midwest Biodiversity Institute, and Xylem/YSI!

For questions or concerns about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Vivian Frausto at 978-349-2048 or


We hope to see you virtually in March!

Please contact Maryann Dugan ( with any questions.

Presentations and materials from the 2020 NAB Conference and 2019 NAB Conference may be found at the archived conference pages.