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The 3rd Annual "Women on the Water" Conference

“Women on the Water” is not just for women—it’s for everyone. All participants can gain valuable insights. Conference slated for October 15-17.

Please join the Maritime Administration and the Maine Maritime Academy for the third annual “Women on the Water” conference on October 15-17, 2009 on the campus of the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. Each year, this highly successful event brings midshipmen and cadets attending America's maritime academies together with some of the most successful members of the maritime industry to discuss current issues.

The conference, which welcomes all those with an interest in the maritime industry, will feature discussions on a variety of issues affecting the maritime trades and industry such as, human factors (e.g. fatigue, health, and criminalization), industry trends, emerging employment opportunities, regulatory changes, and piracy. Attendees will not only learn about the industry through the eyes of successful women and men, but will begin to build relations that will ensure success in their careers. They will also be able to interact and network with the present and future leaders of the maritime industry.

Registration for the event can be accomplished online at http://wow.mma.edu or by calling Rhonda Varney in the Conferences Department at Maine Maritime Academy, (207) 326-2283.

To register by mail, write to Maine Maritime Academy, Women on the Water Conference, ATTN: WOW Conference, 70 Pleasant St., Castine, ME 04420, and enclose a check payable to "MMA WOW Conference."

For more information about the 2009 Women on the Water conference, visit http://www.marad.dot.gov online, or send an e-mail to womenonthewater@dot.gov