EVENT: Women on the Water 2012 at SUNY Maritime College, November 1-3

By MarEx 2012-10-04 12:21:50

6th Women on the Water Conference

Hosted by the State University of New York Maritime College in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

November 1st through the 3rd, the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNYMC), in partnership with the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will host the sixth annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference in Throggs Neck, NY. The Conference will bring together cadets from the State Maritime Academies and midshipmen from the Federal Maritime Academy with professional women and men who are leaders in various sectors of the maritime industry. The event will be an excellent opportunity for the cadets/midshipmen to learn about the exciting careers that are open to them directly from successful women and men, as well as hear about current issues affecting the maritime industry. This is also an excellent opportunity for the midshipmen, cadets and professional women and men alike to meet and network with others in the maritime industry. If you would like to be added to the list for the Women on the Water Conference, or if you have questions regarding the conference, please send an e-mail to: womenonthewater@dot.gov.

Who Should Attend

Maritime Academy Cadets and alumni, Maritime Associations, Ship Operators, Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Seafarer & Trade Union Representatives, Maritime Lawyers, Maritime Academy Representatives, and Maritime Industry Representatives.

State University of New York Maritime College

The Maritime Administration gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of the State University of New York Maritime College in organizing and providing the facilities for the 2012 WOW Conference.

Founded in 1874, the State University of New York Maritime College is an undergraduate and graduate institution focused on engineering, business, science, and maritime transportation.  For 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked SUNY Maritime College as a top tier regional college and 6th overall among public baccalaureate colleges in the North.  Maritime’s engineering program consistently ranks among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.  In 2011, The Princeton Review named the College a "best northeastern college" in America.

Information about Throggs Neck and the surrounding area can be found at: CLICK HERE.

Detailed conference registration information, the 2012 agenda, travel information, and local accommodation information is available at:  CLICK HERE.

U.S. Maritime Administration

The Maritime Administration promotes the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced United States merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation's domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of service as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency. The Maritime Administration also seeks to ensure that the United States maintains adequate shipbuilding and repair services, efficient ports, effective intermodal water and land transportation systems, and reserve shipping capacity for use in time of national emergency.