The 10th Maritime Heritage Conference is scheduled for 17–21 September 2014 in Norfolk, VA. Nauticus, the science and technology center and home to the Battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, is the principal host; sessions will be held in the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Naval Historical Foundation program director Dr. David Winkler will serve as program chairman.
The Maritime Heritage Conference is hosted by multiple organizations and institutions associated with maritime heritage and covers a wide range of topics. Museums, universities, government agencies, and non-profit historical and heritage societies large and small send their leaders and staff to share with—and learn from—one another. Networking opportunities abound.
Sessions will cover the following: international trade, immigration, maritime law, shipbuilding, small craft preservation, lighthouses and lifesaving stations, whaling, underwater archaeology, historic ships, sailors’ lives, African-American maritime history, maritime museums and organizations, seaports, naval history, literature, native maritime cultures, marine art and sea music, education, sail training and tall ships, and other topics related to global maritime heritage.